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When I allow the past to dictate the future, it’s as if I’m a fish swimming upstream, battling the current, overwhelmed by my own anxiety. I have this uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach, as Julia Gregson describes, like when you’re swimming, and you want to put your feet down on something solid, […]

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In a few weeks, I’m going to celebrate my 60th birthday for the third time. I think it’s worth repeating because sixty is considered the far edge of middle age, anything over and above leaves you teetering on the brink of elderdom, and that province can be ruthless.  My eyesight might be shot to hell, […]

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“May such calm of soul be mine, so as to meet the force of circumstances” Aeschylus I’m feeling the weight of my humanness. You know what I mean? Maybe it’s because we recently celebrated the crucifixion of an innocent man, or all the suffering splashed across our television screens, or the simple fact that wearing […]

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I’m trying something new. It’s a colossal embarrassment, my ignorance and clumsiness are woefully apparent, but let’s not make that our focus. My daughter Kelley is having me do daily Reels that capture me on film off guard, unpracticed, and then she posts them on Instagram. It’s mortifying. [link here, try not to judge] Ignorance […]

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I I acknowledge faith is one of those topics to avoid when attending dinner parties, hunting expeditions, or PTA meetings, but I figured if I disguised it in a blog you might not notice.  I could be wrong.  I usually am.  Faith is one of those words that people have grown weary of these days […]

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Preparation Is Key I knew this chrysalis stage was going to be rough, as if tackling pubescence in your fifties, but I have to admit the unrelenting … My Concept of Beauty Is Aging Well To my readers, I’m traveling this week, visiting my oldest son. So I’m posting an essay I wrote for Navigating […]

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“We Accept The Reality Of The World With Which We’re Presented. It’s As Simple As That.” Truman Burbank I’ve been struggling to breathe for months. It’s as if I’m suffocating from the inside out. How do you tell if something is alive? You check for breathing.  It’s the first indicator of life.  And I’d be remiss […]