Category Archives: Age

The Gift at 50: The Cha-Cha Check

At age 50 comes an invitation to own a shiny red AARP card, party hardy for a night and The Cha-Cha Check, aka, colonoscopy. “Cha-cha” is a cutesy euphemism my sister used for her hospital job for delicate parts and I rather like it in this delicate situation. Yes, in an off-hand way, it could…

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PSA: Don’t Buy Cheap Mascara.

Don’t buy cheap mascara. If you do, you could look like Courtney Love from her 1993 album cover Live Through This, as pictured above. I was Courtney for Halloween one year. I did it up with an empty pill bottle in my pocket, tiarra,  smeared red lipstick and black eyes.  I bought some SUPER LASH mascara in a…

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Retinal Detachment: A Public Service Announcement.

For about a week, I had a “smudge” at the corner of my left eye. All I wanted to do was clean my glasses or my contacts but the smudge didn’t go away. I kept thinking of a photo a stranger took of my husband, my 14-month-old and me in front of the Louvre in…

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Two Hot Blondes at The Moth

I have a new BFF.  She is old enough to be my mom but looks after me more like a grandmother.  She can do things for me and I don’t get mad; I’m honored.  She seems taken with me and I with her.  She likes the same things I do, like MAC lipstick and Brooks…

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Take Time for Old-timers

I’m in a hurry, a lot.  I think most of society is in a hurry too.  I am in good company being in a rush until I cross paths with a leisurely type, then I grow agitated.  It’s always an individual, slow people are never in packs.  Usually it’s someone analyzing each transaction at checkout…

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Light Bulb Moment.

My bedside lamp needed brightening up. For years, I’ve been reading in the shadows, as if by candlelight. We are an energy-conscious family so our house is packed with compact light bulbs. If I’m smarter than a new-age light bulb, I switch on the lamp while I brush my teeth so the lamp is good…

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Old is old.

I love the expression, “It’s the new 30.” Or, “It’s the new 40.” And there is truth in those statements. The fitness craze makes us healthier, our heart and muscles stronger. Fashion transcends decades. Uggs, leggings, ballet flats work for any age. And I know a mom or two, including me checking out the junior…

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