When a friend told me the other day that something was "impossible" I was completely taken aback. Because most of the time, the concept of impossible exists only in our minds. It's a self-limiting belief. If we think it's impossible, it IS. For us, anyway. And that belief keeps us from living . . .
No matter how with-it we think we are, there's no question that aging has effects on our bodies and our minds. Cognitively, we're not as sharp as we were when we were younger. That's just a fact. It may take more time to process information, our memories lag a bit and in general, learning can be . . .
"Not every tear in the fabric of civility opens a path to Auschwitz but that civilization is immeasurably fragile, and is easily turned to brutality and barbarism. The human capacity for hatred is terrifying in its volatility." ~Adam Gopnik/The New Yorker This part of a story I read in The New . . .
The outrage and upset all over social media reflect the complete frustration many feel about the current state of the nation and the absolute loony-tunes who is "running" our country. Feeling otherwise powerless, many are calling, writing, emailing, signing, all in the hope of helping minimize the . . .
NOTHING REALLY CHANGES, DOES IT? The Republican Party obsession with birth control and abortion reminded Meryl Baier of Six Decades of Counting that, as a history major, one thing you learn is that some things never change. Including human behavior. Birth control has been a Concern/obsession of . . .
Spring is around the corner and that means summer is coming, and so is the need for cool, refreshing appetizers that taste great and look so pretty. Ok, ok, I'm pushing the season. But I had this shrimp-pineapple appetizer when I was in Antigua last month and it was so darn delicious and simple . . .
Some people aren't going to like this because it's not simple. Sometimes, nuances in this kind of discussion are hard to see, especially when most readers gloss over them. In fact, I once lost someone I thought was a friend because they didn't get my political nuances. Of course, I thought they got . . .
The world of senior citizens --65 and over-- is a strange thing to behold, now that I'm a member of that tribe. Aging ain't for the faint of heart and one of the most puzzling things I've seen is how denial plays into it. I think it's an artifact of our Boomer generation, too; the seniors I've . . .
Life can be a tricky bitch and it's never been more true on a national and global basis than it is today. But more than that, it's true on a personal level. Because bad shiz happens on that level, too. Like I said, life is tricky. Which is why it's so important to stay in your magic. What's your . . .
It was a starlit Valentine's night and we were in the Caribbean with friends. Romance was in the air. On the palm-tree enclosed patio, candles twinkled atop small dinner tables covered with red and white cloths that had been sprinkled with tiny red and silver hearts. We drank champagne that tasted . . .