Who wins the wrinkle wars?

The old proverb, “Beauty is as beauty does,” assumes a whole new meaning for women of a certain age.  Apparently, we’ve got a lot of work to do. Pick up any women’s magazine and you’ll notice the terms “anti-aging” and “age-defying” are used to market products to girls who’ve barely graduated from high school. In […]

As I turn 60

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that several of my friends turned 60 last year.  At birthday parties large and small, they raised their glasses to six eventful decades. Some recalled pivotal moments and milestones of our youth: Kennedy’s assassination … the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show… Neil […]

Facing up to my cancer scar

My dermatologist spotted it immediately during a full-body check in May – an appointment I’d neglected to schedule for two years. I had noticed the subtle indentation on my right cheek, too, but dismissed it as a stubborn acne scar that was easily disguised with an extra swipe of powder blush. Besides, I’d sworn off […]

Social media issues

Are you savvy when it comes to social media skills? If not, don’t miss the June issue of Michigan Prime, delivered with your Sunday Detroit News and Free Press this weekend. The issue includes a helpful feature on using social media to find jobs — plus my new column detailing what I missed when I […]

Back to the garden

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.”  ~May Sarton I’m taking time off to work in the garden, so I’ll leave you with one of my gardening essays. This one was published in Victoria magazine, March 2010. I’ll be back next week after a few more trips to […]

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