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This is an excerpt from Life In The Boomer lane’s – Guerrilla Aging: Losing Youth, Gaining Perspective. The guest writer is Darcie Purcell.  Darcie can be visited at Being 40: Shift Happens. I loved this paragraph, (not so much the new, much younger husband … Continue reading

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Posted on February 28, 2014by wendykarasin This is Merriam-Webster’s definition of parenting: the process of taking care of children until they are old enough to take care of themselves: the things that parents do to raise a child. It is clear to me that … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Shake it Up by Krista on February 24, 2014 You’re 12 years old. It’s your birthday. Write for ten minutes on that memory. GO. The scariest part is, I have none. How is it possible I have no recollection … Continue reading

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Mildred Brodsky is my mother’s best friend. They were in the Army Air Corps together as World War II WACs, they lived near one another in spacious apartments in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, they protested, argued, and supported one another for as … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: I Did it My Way Describe the one decision in your life where you wish you could get a “do-over.” Tell us about the decision, and why you’d choose to take a different path this time around. My divorce. … Continue reading

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Why would anyone call a 16th birthday sweet? The female teen (I don’t believe I’m being sexist here, this is a girl holiday, right?) is in the midst of hormonal throes the likes of which few humans (except for other … Continue reading

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Family was everything to Mom and the crater her absence presented was too big a hole for our hearts to fill. Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2010, Mom was buried. In the Jewish faith, people are buried quickly because we do … Continue reading

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