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’ debut on The Ed Sullivan Show… Neil Armstrong’s […]

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 […]

Where to read me this week

Ladies, if you’ve ever wondered if your wardrobe is aging you, don’t miss the May 11 issue of Michigan Prime featuring Cindy Papasian of Leon & Lulu. You’ll find my column on age-appropriate dressing in the magazine (in today’s Sunday Detroit News and Free Press) or in the online edition here. On another topic: Do you feel drained […]

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