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Entries by Ronna Benjamin from 05/2013

Ignorantly Dumb And Purposefully Stupid

| Posted 05.02.2013 | Fifty

'Did I ever tell you I almost died in this pond, Mom?' my son asked as we were having a lovely walk in the woods near my home. It is fun to shock a parent who believes their kid is close to perfect. I have shocked my own mother of course about the things I did when I was young -- and just like her, it turns out I was sometimes clueless.

The Dog Is Dead And That's OK

| Posted 05.17.2013 | Fifty

'How is Sophie?' a neighbor asked the other day, inquiring about our endearing Yellow Lab. Sophie, with her lively personality and satanic eyes (she had Horner's syndrome), was an important member of our family for a long time. We loved her. We lost her. And now life is pretty awesome.

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout: Enough Pain?

| Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

I finished my scientific seven-minute workout as the clock hit 7 a.m. While I sipped on my home-made fruit, spinach and protein powder smoothie, I tri...

The Agony Of Bathing Suit Shopping

| Posted 05.31.2013 | Fifty

Though many of us 50 and over women are more accepting of our bodies than we have ever been, the act of bathing suit shopping still gets to us. Though we may be stoic, viewing our bodies in the soft lighting of our home bathrooms, before the full-length mirror under the harsh lights of a dressing room, even the best of us crumble.