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Old age: a privilege and an adventure

In a recent letter, my best friend commented, “It sure is the pits growing old.” While I can often commiserate with that sentiment, it reminded me of something I posted a few years ago after reading the quote below, from … Continue reading

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Appreciating Old Women

In light of the recent Woman’s Day, I think it is appropriate to share these thoughts I posted a few years ago. “The stereotypes of old women as poor, dumb, and ugly have remained similar over the past 15 years. … Continue reading

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Hag? Crone? Bag Lady? Not me!

The stereotypes of old women as poor, dumb, and ugly have remained similar over the past 15 years. … The older woman should be viewed from another perspective, one in which her life history records her transformations and individuality throughout … Continue reading

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Oh well, you can’t have everything…

When commiserating with a friend or acquaintance who has suffered a disappointment we often fall back on the phrase (usually delivered with a shrug), “Oh well, we can’t have everything.”  What we too often forget to add is, “Thank God!” … Continue reading

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