Browsing All posts tagged under »forgetfulness«

Guerrilla Aging: Lounging At the Bottom of the Learning Curve, a guest post by Paula J Wray

February 6, 2015


Paula is the author of PaulaJWray.  In her own words, “I am a writer. Mostly humor. Sometimes I vent and sometimes I wax spiritual, philosophical, or poetic. I even try my pen at flash fiction and creative non-fiction. I live in the Rocky Mountains with my husband and a balding black cat. When I’m not […]

Guerrilla Aging: Memories Lost and Found

September 12, 2014


  If we are an accumulation of all of our memories, then many of us are in serious trouble. Memories, like socks, often appear and disappear in random fashion.  Sometimes, their appearance, like the errant sock, makes a match, and we once again capture a complete memory. More often than not, the lone memory, like […]

Those Goddamn Doors

April 3, 2013


If you have never experienced walking into a room and forgetting what you came there for, please stop reading immediately and go stand in a corner with all the other people this writer has no interest in communicating with. The rest of you, listen up: Science, taking a short break from predicting tsunamis, erupting volcanoes, […]

Hmmm…Aren’t You Forgetting Something?, a guest post by Mrs. Cap’n Firepants

February 7, 2013


 Mrs. Cap’n Firepants,  (which might rival Dr Seuss for Most Memorable Pen Name)  writes that she is “the distinguished authoress of the blog, What I Meant 2 Say.”   She also writes that “she completely defied aging until about two years ago – when she acquired the infamous and extremely destructive bulldog, Wonderbutt. Now, her wrinkles outnumber the dog’s. […]

The Aging Brain

December 8, 2011


In its current Health & Science section, The Washington Post addresses itself to a topic that a lot of people over the age of 50 think about daily, when they aren’t trying to remember why they are standing naked in the garage, holding a spatula.  “The Aging Brain” tells us that, contrary to what scientists […]

The Saga of the Little Pink Panties

September 22, 2010


My nail lady, Tammy, who is now approaching 50, has finally officially entered the Universe of Perpetually Creative Brain Cells.   Several months ago, Tammy’s husband was cleaning their house and, in the guest bedroom, he came across a pair of lacy bikini panties under the bed.  They were pink, with little red hearts on them.  […]

10 Things I learned From My High School Friends

September 20, 2010


My high school buddies, Susan, Phyllis, and Judy, came to visit this past weekend.  These are the ten things I learned from their visit: 10. Guests who arrive carrying their own two-litre bottles of Cherry Diet Coke may not be emotionally prepared to eat wholesome, organic food for the weekend 9. Anthony’s Pizza in Falls […]

A Trip to the Farmers Market

September 19, 2010


I have three high school friends (Susan, Judy, Phyllis) driving down from Philly to visit me this weekend.  In honor of the occasion, I decided to make a trip to the local farmers market, to bask in the whole touchy-feeliness of all that fresh, organic produce and homemade baked goods.  That way, my friends could avail […]

Paving the Highway With My Life

September 9, 2010


When Life in the Boomer Lane wrote the post about Miracle the Cat (“Cats Flying off the Roof of My Car”), LBL was reminded that LBL has a long history of things in general flying off the roof of her car.  For the five people who have already read LBL’s post about Miracle, you are probably now […]

Easy Rules for Baking Success

August 6, 2010


LBL loves to bake. Pies. Cakes. Cookies. Clay pots. You name it, she will bake it. Along the way, she has noted several rules that are really important for a successful result: 1. Read a recipe first and see what ingredients you still need before starting to bake.  This will avoid the following when you are […]