Tag / aging

May 9, 2018

Things that happen when you are 44

Since I don’t expect to live past 88, 44 seems like a good as age as any to review some realities of mid life. You can’t remember if it is Wednesday. Sort of like answer C on multiple choice tests Wednesday is really the best guess. Spoiler: It IS Wednesday. You require specialty pillows, ear plugs, and Tums to sleep. Might I suggest the melt aways. And special women’s earplugs. Those two X chromosomes really prefer pink plugs. You notice agism as much as gender inequity. Read more […]

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February 16, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me

Picture of Anna Rosenblum Palmer

Here are 42 ways I feel old (er), even though obviously I am NOT OLD. I spent an entire year not knowing how old I was. Today I turn 42. Yet for the past 360 days I thought I was 42 already. Lets call this a bonus year rather than calling last year a lost year, shall we? I see 3am more than I see 10:30pm.  I am up wee hours with literal or figurative indigestion. Both bad. Only one can be fixed by Tums. A lovely dish of Tums graces my bedside. (see #3) I say “its too loud” 20 times Read more […]

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September 9, 2015

Pick your poison

Old woman loves life

I had my teeth cleaned yesterday and my dentist offered me Botox. During the 15 minute battle to determine my dental insurance number I pointed to the laminated sign advertising smooth skinning poison and asked the woman behind the desk what she thought of the Botox. “It’s great, people say they have to wait four weeks at their dermatologist, but WE can often get them in the next day. White teeth and smooth skin makes any lady happy!” Convenient. Here in Denver woman can do things to their Read more […]

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May 4, 2010

For Love of the Game

by Nathan Hartswick Over the weekend I got to see my father play baseball with a bunch of other middle-aged fathers. I have blogged on this topic before, but it’s a deep well. When my dad tells people he plays in a league, they usually reply, “Oh, is it softball?” This is a reasonable assumption given that A) my father is in his mid-fifties, and B) a softball is generally easier to hit, throw, and see out of the corner of your eye when you are drinking a beer in center field. But there are no Read more […]

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