Category: Aging

Issues of adjustment, making the best of it, cosmetic enhancements, decisions of how to die while living well

Off They Go

Today is the beginning of a special adventure for many kindergarteners.  And, for over 62 years, it has not changed.  This is the booklet my parents saved from my first year in public school.  Entitled “A Handbook for Parents of Beginning Pupils” and includes advice for families to assist in adjusting to “the first lap…

The Trump Adjustment

I am unabashedly liberal but voted on a few occasions for Republicans through the years; I am 67. So many opportunities to chose over the years. Sometimes wars were an issue. Sometimes it was fiscal concerns. Always, women’s issues were a concern. This year seemed like a slam dunk. Really, while Hillary was a harridan,…

The Demographic

The Demographic As a Baby Boomer, I have always been part of the gargantuan bubble drum rolling through the chaos of the past decades. Continuing to move through life’s developmental stages with many of the other now 60 plus year old aging hippies is no different. As senior citizens, we are in abundance.  Ironically the tasks of our development…

These Ole Bones

Since I feel like I am still 35 most of the time, today is a reality check….bringing me up short on the issues of aging. I have a pre-surgery physical this morning at 9:30am for a surgery in two weeks. Then, I have to rush home to take my husband for lumbar surgery at 2:15…

Today is the last day I will be thinking of that sweet little boy as my baby.  Tomorrow night we will be sharing our last meal in Los Angeles, with his fiancé.  The next day 150 people will descend on Los Olivios, CA for his wedding.  How does time move along so steadily to stages…

Progressively Falling Apart

Are we progressively falling apart, or less dramatically, is the more significant question “what really is aging?”  In the last year I have had three surgeries that required anesthesia. Friends of mine have had breast cancer, melanoma, falling incidents, accidents, and broken bones. Harrumph…is this what getting older is all about? Progressive frailty is a reality…