Remembering 9/11

This piece is included in 09/11 8:48 AM: Documenting America’s Greatest Tragedy, an anthology of raw, immediate accounts published across the nation after the tragedy of 9/11, edited by Ethan Casey with the New York University School of Journalism. It first appeared in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI). The Long Way Home By Cindy […]

Finding your muse in midlife

No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to learn how to paint, draw, knit, write, or play a musical instrument. Or maybe you’re dreaming of dusting off a talent you’ve neglected while raising a family or pursuing a career? New studies show that getting creative could be a key to aging well. […]

Rebooting the buddy system

Relationship experts weigh in on the art and science of friendship after 50. This article originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of Michigan Prime, a supplement to the Sunday Detroit News and Free Press. As Lennon and McCartney wrote, we all get by with a little help from our friends. But current medical research […]

My new essay in Victoria

I just received an advance copy of the September issue of Victoria, which includes my new essay about the bittersweet process of selling my mother’s home and sorting through her belongings for an estate sale. This is my second piece in Victoria — one of my all-time favorite shelter magazines. September is my mother’s birth month, […]

How I became a dog person

I’ve always loved animals, yet I never imagined I’d become a fully registered “dog person” at this stage of life. Throughout most of my adulthood, I’ve been content to curl up on a couch with cats while binge-watching television. But that was before one stray dog changed everything…. To read more, click on this link to […]

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