recent from 114 Battling Age: Think Young, Live Young
Everyone has heard the platitude “Aging is a state of mind”.  It comes across as trite or clichéd; everyone accepts it to some extent, but some of the more cynical reject it in the face of harsher realities. But now there’s scientific evidence to substantiate it. A recent New York Times... Read More
recent from 112 Fountain Pen Lust and Ink-Stained Memories
Fountain Pen Lust and Ink-Stained Memories – by Judith Marks-White Why do writers write?  For one thing, we can’t help it. The opportunity is always there luring us in. Choose your favorite ‘mode of transportation’: the paper – pencils – computer. Deposit me among... Read More
recent from 111 Sissy Spacek’s Life Motto, Tips on Beauty and Marriage
By Cindy Pearlman- Sissy Spacek exudes so much good old southern charm that you can’t help but want to sit on a front porch with her and sip lemonade. “I’m really good. Life is sweet,” says Sissy. “I’m enjoying spring at my home and it looks like I’m going to be here all summer, which is wonderful.” In case... Read More
recent from 113 Going Grey Like a Man
Going Grey like a Man by Anne Ambuhl “Oh well a touch of grey kinda suits you anyway And that was all I had to say and it’s alright” – Grateful Dead In the spirit of “Movember” and all things guy, I’d like to give a toast to the men who wear their hair any damn way they want. Or not... Read More
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recent from 108 Baby Boomers and Technology: A Growing Relationship?
No one should assume that generations who didn’t grow up with technology want nothing to do with these new “confusing, fancy gadgets”. Fact is, they are embracing it and loving it. The average Apple customer is over the age of 55. When the kids are grown and gone, this generation with more time and the most... Read More
recent from 110 Fun, Practical Car Shopping For an Aging Population
The auto industry is keeping up. Sixty is the new 40, which means 70 is the new 50. People look and feel better well into their 80s, they’re active and think young. And they still love the sports cars and fancy cars they grew up with. Auto manufacturers know that  and don’t ever sacrifice style... Read More
recent from 109 Serena is Still Queen of the Courts
By John Torsiello- Recently, I watched with rather grudging admiration as Serena Williams whipped the Romanian stuffing out of Simona Halep, 6-3, 6-0, to win her third straight WTA title and fifth overall in Singapore. I use the term grudging because I’ve never been a huge fan of Serena, probably more so... Read More
recent from 102 Jane Fonda on Aging and “Radiating Happiness”
By Cindy Pearlman- At age 76, Jane Fonda likes to remain a mystery. “My motto is the old broad fooled them again,” says the screen legend. Slow down? Not on her life. “My secret is attitude,” Fonda says during an interview at the Toronto Film Festival. “I’ve discovered that you can have a robust,... Read More
recent from 99 Baby Boomer Music: Why Did It Have Such a Lasting Impact?
Music changes us. Music sticks with us. The music of the baby boomer generation blazed new trails and had a lasting impact. Now, as we look back with particular fondness, we’re touched once again by both the innocence and energy of those songs. From Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” to Aretha Franklin’s... Read More
recent from 103 The Mid-Life Crisis: All Ages Are Entitled
By Ben Dutka- You know, there’s no age restriction for a mid-life crisis. Despite the literal translation of the term, a “mid-life crisis” can be experienced at just about any age.  Believe it or not, I think I had my crisis at the age of twenty-two.  I’d just graduated college and with no real direction... Read More
recent from 100 The Art of Wasting Time: Loitering in Libraries
The Art of Wasting Time – Loitering in Libraries  By Judith Marks-White I recently found myself engaged in conversation with a friend, who views most life experiences cerebrally. She is the one to whom I turn when I seek logic – the one who cuts through the mundane in place of solid reasoning. I rely on her... Read More
recent from 98 Angela Bassett: “I Just Try to Keep Smiling”
By Cindy Pearlman- What’s age got to do with it? Absolutely nothing! Actress Angela Bassett says she refuses to fret over the numbers. “I’m fighting the good fight when it comes to aging,” says the woman who had arms of steel and great guns before Michelle Obama picked up her first weight. Bassett, now... Read More