Birthday Reinvention!

For my sixtieth birthday I’m celebrating by giving my blog a facelift! It may be off-air for a week or two, but after that it’ll be better than ever, with a sharper look and more features. In addition to blogging about the amazing second half of life, with all the wonder and weirdness of middle-age and beyond, I’ll be posting book reviews, and talking about the writing and marketing process. My…

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How Have Women Managed Without This?

For almost half a century now, I’ve had the hardest time trying to write with a pen, and now I know why.

I Dare You Not to Cry

Every night of the All State Choir conference at about 11pm, everyone comes out to the balconies of the 18 story Hyatt hotel to sing the National Anthem © 2013 Ben Vivona

Tommy Hilfiger Sounds AgeistIn this week’s Time Magazine, designer Tommy Hilfigersays he doesn’t like to see people wearing…View Post

Tommy Hilfiger Sounds Ageist

In this week’s Time Magazine, designer Tommy Hilfigersays he doesn’t like to see people wearing…

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Enjoy Your New Perspective

Have you ever had the experience of feeling your perspective change, in almost a visceral way? After watching this video, I’m a changed person. You might end up that way, too.

As you watch The Overview Effect, you’ll see glorious, fragile Earth from the…

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The Biological Advantage of Awe

An article in the Utne Reader this week said, “According to a study by Harvard psychology students, experiencing a sense of awe can offset stress, sleep disorders, diminished satisfaction with life, and other adverse effects that often accompany the…

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JK Rowling Is My New Best Friend 
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JK Rowling Is My New Best Friend

 

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