I exercise daily. Though I shop on Saturdays and rest on Sunday, on weekdays I’m dedicated to a regimen of treadmill, then weights, and water aerobics in my local gym’s pool. It helps to offset the weight gain that seems inevitable for writers and women of a certain age…

Because of this daily slate, I have much fodder for blog posts, especially when in the pool.… ...

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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 šŸ˜Ž Who was I to complain?

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

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Lights out at 7:35 p.m.

No, this is not a description of our Baby Boomer bedtime.

Lights off, TV becalmed, desktop computers no longer sleeping, but shut down. More importantly, the carefully-plugged in emergency light poised between the kitchen and family room did not come on to bathe us in imitation sunshine.… ...

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