Who’s aging gracefully?

The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.”  ~Judith Regan I get annoyed when the terms “anti-aging” and “age-defying” are used to market products to women who are barely out of high school. Whether I’m thumbing through fashion/lifestyle magazines or surfing channels on TV, I’m bombarded with images […]

No place like home

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust When was the last time you really explored your own community? Chances are, there’s a restaurant, art gallery, thrift shop, or boutique that opened when you weren’t looking. And how much do you know about your […]

Being still

“Lent is the time for trimming the soul and scraping the sludge off a life turned slipshod. It is about taking stock of time….Lent is the time to make new efforts to be what we say we want to be.” — Joan Chittister Variations on the theme of rebirth and transformation — waiting for spring […]

Spring break fantasies

Mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh My favorite comedy routine is the one in which Steve Martin blanks out in the middle of a monologue, then beams a vacant smile and informs his audience that he’s momentarily […]

Everyone’s favorite mom

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.”  ~Eustache Deschamps Do you remember a special mom in your neighborhood whose influence made a difference when you were growing up?  An othermother? For me, it was Evie Carnahan, the mother of one of my best friends from Clawson Junior High. As an only child in a quiet […]

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