Category Archives: aging

Life in a virtual world

Two months into semi-quarantine, and it’s impossible to ignore the changes around us. Including my hair color. Recently, I stopped fondling the broccoli at my grocery store and took a moment to look at the people around me. Everyone was … Continue reading

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The collector’s burden

Living in ground zero of the U.S. coronavirus infection made me think twice before posting a blog on something frivolous. Then I decided that people might benefit from a short break from newspaper and TV news that focuses almost exclusively … Continue reading

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Bookstores are gone, but libraries still live

At my request, my father taught me to read before I started school. This memory came to me because I’m currently moving into the nostalgia phase of my life, not yearning for a return to the past so much as thinking … Continue reading

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Phone tag

After a two-month break, I’m returning to blogging.  The work I’m doing on my novel has become…well… difficult. How would my protagonist react in this scene?  What about the one after it?  It’s constraining, especially when my writing coach asks, … Continue reading

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Robots, drones and weird dating apps: what is the world coming to?

These days, I find myself astonished by the latest hot issues or trends — not just some of them, but all of them. Recently, I came across three news items in the Seattle Times (Oct. 28, 2019) that qualify for my … Continue reading

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Responding to the autumn blues

Before I retired, which means when I was nine years younger, I always claimed to prefer autumn over all other seasons.  Spring with its gentle rains and slow-sprouting leaves was too pastel, too wimpy.  Autumn meant bold oranges and reds, … Continue reading

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She’s nearly ninety-nine

Every so often I think about death, especially when I’m with a group of friends that started out one size and ended up smaller. I have one friend – her name is Eleanor — who by virtue of her age … Continue reading

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Good reasons to have a purpose in life

What’s your Purpose in life?  I’m thankful only a few people have asked me this question, because it made me squirm.  “Purpose” with a capital P has always seemed like a divine gift that directs its holders to make service … Continue reading

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When I’m 90…

For the past few months I’ve taken a wonderful exercise program for, ahem, “older adults.” Actually I’m one of the youngest in the class, which boasts at least two women over ninety. When I’m 90, my goals is to lift heavier … Continue reading

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What day is today?

Happy New Year (on whatever date you celebrate). Here’s hoping your celebration was — or will be — filled with joy, peace and gratitude for waking up to another year. When I began this post, the subject was the calendar … Continue reading

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