How old do you feel?

A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers asked me how old I was. She said she wanted to know because I seemed to have too much energy. I asked her to guess, and she said 28. ...more
I feel quite old. Deciding to live a "younger" life this year, and documenting my journey ...more

Over 60 and losing your teeth? It could indicate physical and mental decline

If you're over 60 and starting to lose teeth, you should take note of this research.A team from University College London analyzed data from more than 3,100 adults 60 and older (in England) and found a link between tooth loss and physical and mental decline.After ruling out thinks like age, gender, smoking, drinking, depression, physical health and socioeconomic status, the resarchers found that seniors who had lost all their natural teeth performed about 10% worse on memory and walking tests.Here's the article I read if you'd like more info:...more

Here's what happens to your brain when you craft

I doubt anyone in the world doesn't know (or assume) that knitting, for example, is relaxing. What what about types of "crafting"? And why does it help you calm down anyway? I just ran across this fascinating article about a woman who had panic attacks after her brother's death. She couldn't get in a car (that's where they found her brother's body), keep down a job or leave the house without having a panic attack. Her doc said it was PTSD and extreme anxiety. Then her husband gave her knitting needles and everything changed.You can read the full article here:...more

Aging and Death: Discussing It With Kids

 I started a blog series on my blog entitled, "Mommy Cab Discussions," in which I talk about conversations I have in the car or otherwise known as the "Mommy Cab" with my kids.  The conversations are usually with my son, who is currently six years old.  Similar to many children, he is inquisitive and opens up discussions that can be funny or serious. ...more


My father enjoys sitting in the dark.Sometimes he sits outside, but mostly he sits in the little TV and computer room that my parents made out of one of the spare bedrooms.  It may be late at night, but he keeps all the lights off.  I may see the glow of the television as I walk by; aside from the news shows, my Dad likes watching serials and movies about murders and gangsters and investigations, the bloodier the better.  The ones where the wife kills the husband (or vice-versa) seem to be his favorite....more

Old age will always be 20 years older than me. Also I may have failed math.

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.About two weeks ago a friend of mine, who’s in her 30’s, was telling me about her chronic neck pain. “We’re getting old,” she said.And since she’s quite a few years younger than me, the first thing to come out of my mouth was, “some of us more than others.”...more

Long as I can grow hair

“Long as I can grow it, my hair…..” ...more

When your body starts falling apart: It’s an almost 50 thing.

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.Fact: I have a memory the size of a peanut.Despite this, I remember exactly when the pain started. It was a Wednesday. And not just any Wednesday but TWO Wednesdays ago. Under normal circumstances this time span would be considered beyond my ability to retain events. That in itself is remarkable, under normal circumstances....more

Thirty-Two Plus a Few, Thirty-Four Plus some More

Do I enjoy growing old or do I fight against it?Yes.There are things to dislike about growing old.Duh. Of course there are things to dislike about growing old. The list is long! There are the dreaded wrinkles and sags. Our bodies begin to creak and groan. Things begin to grow in weird places. Hormones can get whacky. We don’t recover as quickly as we used to or have the same amount of energy we once did. We have far more responsibilities than we did in our younger years. Some days we feel old and tired....more

Forever Young

NaBloPoMo, Friday, November 14Do you enjoy growing old or do you fight against it?...more