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Holly Palance
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Holly Palance is a writer, speaker, sixty-year-old newlywed. Currently working on book of humor essays, Second Times Around... For Better or Worse, but Never for Lunch.

Palance is the former editor-in-chief of Santa Barbara Magazine, Distinction Magazine at the LA Times and President of Palance et Al Media consulting.

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Here's Looking At You Dad

4 Comments | Posted November 12, 2011 | 12:34:00 (EST)

This morning, on the fifth anniversary of my father's death, I saw a raisin pie in the bakery and burst into tears. My Dad adored raisin pie. And I adored him.

I may be 60, but I've discovered that you don't outgrow being a Daddy's girl.

His memory...

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A Force of Nature Faces Cancer

1 Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 19:32:33 (EST)

Eva Haller had one foot on the plane to Kenya on behalf of "Free The Children" last August, when she was told she had cervical cancer.

Treatment could not wait, so the American Board Chair had to cancel her plans to accompany Mia Farrow and FTC founder Craig Kielburger...

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Will I Outlive My Money?$?

23 Comments | Posted October 22, 2011 | 19:19:16 (EST)

WHO knew that Roger Daltry was still a hot Rock God at 67, or that the iconic songs at his LA concert last week would fly me back to the Fillmore of 40 years ago when life lay ahead and none of us had a care in the world?! Who...

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The Tao Of High Heels...Then And Now

38 Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 23:30:49 (EST)

It's a truism that men love women in high heels, and a fact that strong independent, women also enjoy the feminine prerogative of strutting their stuff in a pair of pumps. But after a lifetime on point, my podiatrist has finally decreed, "If you want happy feet when you're older,...

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For Better or for Worse... But Never for Lunch!

10 Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 01:03:00 (EST)

For better or for worse... but never for lunch!

An age-old motto employed by wise women everywhere when their 60-something husbands return from the work wars to create projects from their home office.

My best friend's grandmother used that ironclad rule for the whole of her fifty-year marriage. Most...

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Growing Up With The Help: Esmus

Posted August 23, 2011 | 23:45:24 (EST)

The Help surprised some people that Southern whites could treat their servants with so much inhumanity in the 1960's. I was shocked by a few specific incidents, but not surprised. I saw it close up as a child. Not in Jackson, Miss., where the story is set, but in my...

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A Valentine's Day Note to My Man

Posted February 13, 2010 | 22:56:57 (EST)

Dear Barack,

We need to talk. Your confidence seems shaken dear, and mine is too. I still want to go steady, but I am starting to feel uneasy about the level of your commitment and that ain't good. Have you made promises you can't keep OR are you just not...

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