Living in the Present

My son used to tell me "Stop living in the past, Mum."  He said this to me when I resorted to the often-used, but pretty useless parental advice-giving that starts with "When I was a kid we had to..... didn't have....." It's hard not to spend a lot of mental and emotional time in the…

How am I? Do you really want to know?

"Dear Abby" once shared something sent to her about an older lady's companions.  As I recall they were Arthur Itis, Charley Horse, Will Power and Ben Gay--all gentlemen with whom I have become intimately acquainted. (In the interest of full disclosure, I'm barely acquainted with Will Power.  But the other men,  oh, boy!!) Lately I have to…

New to Being Old(er)

Somehow I made it to 70 years without a lot of serious consideration or hard work.  Well, I mean I did work hard, but not on the getting older part. I know a responsible person is supposed to plan for retirement and old age, but I thought of aging as a handsome suitor waiting patiently outside in his…