Growing older without freaking out!

walking home

I had the opportunity last week to participate in an international summit on “Aging Consciously”.

All I can say is “WOW” I’m so glad and grateful to be whatever age I am or get to be.  Aging is a privilege you know denied to many, and we have a responsibility to address the positive potential of aging.  This requires a certain amount creativity. Continue reading

Here come da judge!

judging

I can’t believe she would do that!  Look what she’s’ wearing – what was she thinking??  Euoo, look at that piece of junk she’s driving. (Someone actually said that to my face which made me decide to drive my piece of junk for another 16 years!)  She’s such an overbearing person,and I’m a bore. Ugg, my hair looks hideous today.  I am ugly. I drive an old car.  I should die.

Oh my gosh.  Does it never end?  This ceaseless judgement we cast on ourselves as well as others is sickening especially in an election year when the politicians and world leaders become the megaphone for the diety. Trust me – none  of us are safe from the judgmental scrutiny of ourselves and others.
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The absent-minded confessor

absent minded
It’s becoming increasingly clear that my chronic condition, once considered “lovable absent-mindedness” has been elevated to a critical, possibly terminal condition.

To wit: I headed to the bank this morning to make a deposit. Not only did I miss my turn and have to back-track but when I finally got up to the front of the drive-through I deposited my electric bill. I had to go home and start over, muttering curses to myself for the waste of time.

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Announcing the Best Xmas Ever Awards!

10 girls and a guy

The season can officially begin now that my friends of 60 plus years celebrated this weekend.  From left seated:Kathy Scalzo, Gail Todd (who came all the way from Colorado) and the Deluded Diva.  Back from left Olivia Catledge, Marie Portera, Norma Clark, Beth Hooker, Ruthie Stafford, Linda Barton, Ann Edwards and Tinker Lautar. (Many names have changed by marriage, but I remember them the way they were.)

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