Tag Archives: aging

It’s about time.

I was halfway through the audiobook edition of novelist Penelope Lively’s meandering Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir before it occurred to me why I must have chosen it from all the books out there in the literary ether. There … Continue reading

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Might as well celebrate.

The last time a birthday brought me to my knees was (about an ice age ago) when I turned 30. The sensation of youth spent and misspent, time lost, world not yet conquered. Then everything seemed to speed up and … Continue reading

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How to Be Ninety-Three.

It takes a long, long time to qualify as a nonagenarian.¬†Right around ninety years, if my math is correct (although it rarely is…) My mother-in-law, Phyllis, was born in 1922, the year that¬†Ulysses was published and the Eskimo Pie was … Continue reading

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Use Your Words.

Each day there is a new creak or a new wrinkle. I used to see my reflection in a window and check to see if my hair was perfect. Now I glance and wonder GACK! Who on earth is that … Continue reading

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Hands Down?

I recently read about researchers at Duke University who have been busting brain cells to come up with an “invisibility cloak”. Well, an acoustic one, anyway. I don’t know how many sleepless nights they’ve spent calculating angles and sound waves … Continue reading

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