50: The year I got old

I was thinking about how I have been in a funk these past several weeks, when I realized, no, it's actually been several months now that I've been feeling this way.  I realized what is partly affecting my mood and my decisions is this: I feel old. My skin looks old. All of my joints … Continue reading 50: The year I got old

Book Review

Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thought that this book was going to be about a wedding, but it's really about a man's midlife crisis. Okay, it's also about intimate relationships of all kinds. I ended up really liking this book anyway. I love the writing, the metaphors, and … Continue reading Book Review

Speaking your truth

Over the past several months, I've had quite a lot to say about turning 50 this year to quite a lot of people. That was then. Several months ago, heck, even several weeks ago, it seemed so far off in the future. This is now. Now, it's looming large, and for some reason, I'm finding … Continue reading Speaking your truth

The big lie

"Effective multitasking is a myth. Would you want a tooth filled by a dentist who was talking on a cell phone? "~ Downeast Magazine, April 2012, p. 25, "Time for a Driver Cellphone Ban". I've been thinking a lot about this quote since I read it. And when I dropped (and broke) several of the vintage Pyrex bowls I … Continue reading The big lie

One of those women

I realized today, as I peered at myself in the bathroom mirror, deciding whether to eat breakfast first or shower first...that the roots of my hair were looking kind of gray and dark. Then I had my second realization: I'd become one of those women. You know, one of those women who dyed their hair, only … Continue reading One of those women