Tag: Baby Boomer issue

DRINKING… because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad

Though I’m Irish, with an apparently innate tendency to story tell and drink…

this post is not to disparage salad, but to praise it as metaphor.

First of all, salads have more complexity and varieties┬áthan drink. Don’t challenge me on that statement, just go along with the theme.… ...

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Spiced Cider, Venus, and Mars –

I wore Estee Lauder lipstick for years. The color was Spiced Cider. Women loved it and complimented it universally. My husband never said a word.

He just kissed me ­čśÄ Who was I to complain?

Colorful lips were useful in my career as a speech-language pathologist.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: though petrified, I prevailed

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“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

Joan Didion’s famed opening line resounded the air as I took my first step into the slot canyon. I hoped I’d survive to tell this story. We’d read, in a Nat Geo article, that the walk in/out of Petra was four miles and I had a gimp.… ...

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New Year’s Resolutions, Version 1.0

New Year’s Resolutions, Version 1.0 – here goes nothing (wink-wink)

Last year I flew to Indiana twice. One time the travel was bumpy. The other time it was not.

Interestingly, the first trip went smoothly, serenely between the plane there and the plane ride back…

Conversely, the second trip’s air miles were smooth, while the time with family and friends was fraught.… ...

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“You have beautiful skin”

“You have beautiful skin,” he said.┬áThough my husband wasn’t within earshot, it was too late in the evening to be a come-on, so I just smiled and said “Thanks.”

And, then I gave him the spiel, the story I’ve been repeating for 30+ years.… ...

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#1 Boomer Issue: Word Finding Problems

As you know, I’m a Boomer-aged chicka. Don’t even ask me my age. I’m living free and easy, retired from a fabulous career and feeling great.

Most days.

But more and more, I’m plagued by age-related issues. There is an aphorism I used to think was silly: “Old age isn’t for sissies.… ...

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