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  • Resolved to get out of my rut in 2013

    "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." -- Andre Gide, Nobel Prize-winning author It may be a sign of maturity -- or more likely a symptom of sheer exhaustion -- that I've limited myself to one New Year's...
  • Bug hunting in the great outdoors

    The breeze has turned brisk, the weather uncharacteristically balmy for this time of year. So on a bright morning when I've been rewarded with two of my granddaughters, I order them out of pajamas and into sneakers and T-shirts. "Put on your good eyes,"...
  • Keep your grip and your smile

    One of the duties of a caregiver turns out to be a task no one ever mentioned to me, not even in passing. Call it, for the lack of a better term, the oral progress report. When you live with a person recovering from a serious illness, you're not only...
  • The enduring power of love and marriage

    Something's in the air, something sweet and tender, innocent even, because I've recently read two stories about the enduring power of love. In this era of disposability, when throwing out seems easier than fixing up, couples who've been married for...
  • Refusal to perform CPR defies explanation

    The 911 call between an emergency dispatcher and a nurse at a California retirement home is so chilling, so horrifying, I had to listen to it twice to make sure I'd heard right -- it so defied the most basic tenets of compassion and human decency. On the...
  • Encyclopedia still speaks volumes

    We have an ongoing debate in our house: What to do with my 1966 World Book Encyclopedia. I want to keep it, regardless of how yellow its pages or how little I use it. Actually, I haven't cracked one of the green-and-cream books in forever. I do almost...
  • I flunked Christmas decorating 101

    So there I am, sitting at the dentist's office, browsing through glossy magazines brimming with lavish Christmas displays -- garlanded mantels, ornate door wreaths, perfectly decorated balsam firs -- when I get choked up. It's not the spirit of the...
  • Boomers need to figure out who will care for them when they're old

    Lunch with friends -- a former boss and a one-time colleague -- always touches on a few tried-and-true topics: Our careers, the good, the bad and the ugly. Our choice of entertainment, heavy on the books we've been reading and an occasional foray into...
  • Caregiving's a marathon

    Caregiving is exhausting. Grueling. Draining. Wearing. Simply strenuous. There's no other way, no other declarative sentence, to explain it. I, who have long tried to channel the Energizer Bunny, collapse in bed every night, bone-weary but mind racing. I...
  • Boomers squeezed - but not choked

    Dios aprieta pero no ahoga. (God squeezes but doesn't choke.) -- Spanish proverb Somebody rained on my parade this week. I saw it coming, in banner headlines and economists' warnings, but kept hoping the weather forecast would turn sunny and dry. It...
  • A word of caution: Facebook trash-talking can be dangerous

    Oh, for the time when trash-talking was just that -- running your mouth for a select group, venting without any intent to act. Those days are no more. Technology has amplified our voices, allowed our messages to reach wider and farther, and that's not...
  • Beards are in - and I love it

    There is something about a man with a good beard. Totally sexy. Many of the men in my life sport one, from a full bushy one to a tentative goatee to what some call a chin curtain. The Hubby, for example, has worn his beard for the 15 years I've known...