How to Love Horses Forever.

 We were born this way....more

Life After

I visit a cemetery at least 4 times every week, sometimes more, and some more than others. They play a highly deliberate role in my life....more

Reinvention

As I drove away from my children yesterday, leaving them to begin their new journey as college students, I knew I would cry and be an emotional wreck. That was a given....more
sharo11 I apologize that I did not see your comment sooner. This truly is a time for reinvention ...more

Internet Dating: The Myth of the Perfect Match

 Image: Emanuele Bresciani via StockSnapOne of the things that worries about me about online dating sites, is their emphasis on finding your perfect match. Compatibility, according to them, is finding someone as similar to you as possible. I believe this approach is flawed....more
FeministaJones really enjoyed this piece, thank you sharingmore

“Don’t Call Me Childless” 7 Appeals to Moms—from Women Without Children

I had lunch recently with a new friend. In the midst of our “getting to know you” questions, I asked if she had kids. She responded “no.” The moment was uncomfortable. I felt awkward for asking. We moved on to another topic....more
Once in a while someone asks me why I didn't have children. I assume these people are ...more

The Clarity of a Red Pepper

"Why is it that we have to wait until we are 50 years old, before we see just how beautiful a red pepper is?," Sandy Dennis says this to Alan Alda in the 1981 movie The Four Seasons.  I say “say” because she wasn't asking. She already knows. ...more
Skirt in the Kitchen  Thank you so much!more

Middle-aged and dating

You’d think men and women connecting as grown adults, with some life experience and wisdom behind them, would result in better experiences than what we all went through in our twenties.But you’d be wrong.As John Hughes once so brilliantly wrote, “People don’t mature anymore. They stay jackasses all their lives.”Strong, independent, emotionally secure women hitting their forties in this era are often surprised to find our hearts break just as easily as they did in the 90s. Unfortunately, we can’t just lose ourselves in ice cream and Cure albums anymore....more

Making the Most of my "Fuck You Fifties"

Amen, sistah! I'm right there with you!more

Learning to be Still

Everything in my world is changing.My entire universe is shifting....more
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