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dorothy-nixon's picture
Mar.31.2013
We all have 'our thing'. This is my thing, or more to the point, WAS my thing as a tweenager. Glimmerick make-up by Yardley. In shades that resembled nothing found in nature, altough Yardley's 1960's advertising was all about transforming us Tweenagers into Earth Goddesses. The design of this...
linda-bolton's picture
Mar.28.2013
What do you want in a relationship? Go ahead make that list. Notice something? It's way easier to to say what you don't want. In the very wise words of Bertha, 'Bertha Size Your Life', by Jane Carroll, "Your way of expressing what you want by saying what you don't want is very common. Most people...
linda-bolton's picture
Mar.28.2013
Ok, ok, I know this will freak you out...I know it did me, at first. I signed up on a dating sight.   I know, don't say it. I couldn't help myself. My writer/blogger friend, Aurora Morealist, mentioned it in the interview I did with her last month and I couldn't help myself. I was curious....
linda-bolton's picture
Mar.28.2013
Whether you've met on a dating site, were old high school friends, or friends introduced you, you run into the same issue. How do you know if he likes you?   We all have had experiences where you think you hit it off and then you never hear from him again. What did you do wrong? Did you do...
jess-wells's picture
Feb.03.2013
My empty-nester friends and I have started venturing out and I’ve christened us The Feral Parents Adventure Club.  Here’s a faux marketing flyer for our group: Welcome to the Feral Parents Adventure Club (FPAC), a group for empty nesters or those watching a last child grip the edge and attempt...
lindee-rochelle's picture
Nov.29.2012
In September we talked about Boomers buying and selling their youth. Let’s take it a step further … what’s in your closet, garage or attic that you can reminisce over for a few minutes … and then let it go? I ask because I’ve had to do that recently. Let’s face it – times are tough and some of us...
lynne-spreen's picture
Dec.27.2011
Complimenting a person about her age is a minefield. When people say I look good for my age I feel like I've been given an illicit prize. It's a race I'm not running. I don't deserve acclaim. Besides, don't they see my turkey neck? How low are their standards? But I digress. What I meant to say is...
lynne-spreen's picture
Oct.24.2011
Yes, that is what I've heard. I don't want to believe it, because I want to read about women my age and all the challenges they're facing. I like non-fiction, too, but I want good stories. Besides my own preferences, I think it's an untrue statement because of all the anecdotal information in my...
lynne-spreen's picture
Oct.24.2011
Yes, that is what I've heard. I don't want to believe it, because I want to read about women my age and all the challenges they're facing. I like non-fiction, too, but I want good stories. Besides my own preferences, I think it's an untrue statement because of all the anecdotal information in my...
lynne-spreen's picture
Oct.16.2011
I keep hearing that we older women become invisible, but I don’t know if I believe it. I think invisibility is like a new car: once you buy it, you see that model everywhere. Recently I read a post wherein an older woman (OW) claimed to be invisible because, while she stood at a counter talking...