Great news: Aging is optional!

bag ladies

Did you know that your attitude about aging can have a bigger influence on your longevity than lowering your blood pressure or cholesterol?

That day we placed grocery bags on our heads (pictured above) and pronounced them “stunning” is a case in point.  It was a cold rainy day which instantly turned sunny when we were together.

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Driven by my Neanderthal-Irish past

neanI recently discovered I am only 97 percent human since I traced my DNA through “Twenty Three and Me”, an ancestry research company.

After I plunked down my $100 and spit in a cup, “Twenty Three and Me” traced my heritage all the way back to my Neanderthal beginnings.  I do have rather long arms and love to chew on a drumstick at tailgate parties. Hmmm.

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Heading into the Cone of Uncertainty

better cone

Al Roker summed up my future this morning as he speculated about a hurricane’s ultimate destination.  He called it a Cone of Uncertainty and I know it well.  I live in it along with all the other Baby Boomers who inhabit the planet and get blamed for everything wrong in the world today.

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How many friends do you need?

bad girls

I’m not sure who these people are but I think they might be considered my
oldest (and craziest) friends.

Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary anthropologist in England, has made a study of how many people the average person knows. He and other researchers have found that on average people are connected in a variety of ways to a total of about 148 others.

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