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Entries by Lisa Meritz from 08/2013

Turning 60: Antidote To Age Anxiety

| Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty

This August I turn 60 and it's looking sweet. One of my friends, who just entered their sixth decade, tells me it's the first time she's struggling with age; but not me. Ironically the last birthday I fully embraced was 21.

'Dancing With the Mop'

| Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty

At weddings and Bar Mitzvahs my mother danced with my father, but for family floor shows, the mop was her preferred partner. In fact, I saw her two-step with that mop more than I ever saw her wash the floor with it.

Conjuring The Dead

| Posted 08.28.2013 | Fifty

Yes, I'd love to see my father when I walk by his old bar, but I have to admit that, in 2013, not seeing him is good. Though it sometimes hurts, it means I still can tell the difference between the living and the dead.