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Turning 20 Twice

Turning 20 Twice

08.21.2014
I now find myself turning the age that is supposed to be "the new 30," but that feels like a mathematical impossibility. I've realized...
The Bromance Is Gone

The Bromance Is Gone

08.20.2014
This guy. Next you're going to tell me it's not rad to leave no trace in your own apartment. Okay, whatever. Like clothes on the floor...
Why Train Travel Is So Much Better Than Flying

Why Train Travel Is So Much Better Than Flying

08.20.2014
I'm on a 9-hour-plus train ride, from New York City to Pittsburgh. In an age of air travel, some might think me insane. But I had myriad...
Music's Power to Overcome and Transform

Music's Power to Overcome and Transform

08.19.2014
Music is one of our oldest forms of communication. It resonates with life itself. Like a heartbeat, music provides a rhythm that is uniquely...
Hear! HEAR!

Hear! HEAR!

08.19.2014
I (Jane) have had 74 years of good, and then good-enough-when-amplified hearing... I feel very grateful for that. But suddenly everything...
Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes? Shakespeare's Views on Aging Aren't That Simple

Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes? Shakespeare's Views on Aging Aren't That Simple

08.19.2014
If Shakespeare were alive today, it's likely that he would be writing very differently about the experience of aging, time, and death....
This Is Why Every Couple Should Want At Least One Daughter

This Is Why Every Couple Should Want At Least One Daughter

Yagana Shah  08.19.2014
Parents, be good to your daughters. Though some polls indicate sons are more sought after than daughters among parents, especially in certain...

Society Is Wrong About Aging: Birthdays Are A Good Thing

08.18.2014
More often than not, society frowns on old age. With facelifts, age-defying serums, and injections, youth is praised while maturation is...
How To Find Strength During Your Parent's Slow Descent Into Dementia

How To Find Strength During Your Parent's Slow Descent Into Dementia

08.18.2014
I open the door to step back into the room, and he is already asleep again. Sitting in the chair by his bed. The effort to get dressed...
50th Reunion First Rule: Just Admit You Don't Recognize Most of Your Old Pals

50th Reunion First Rule: Just Admit You Don't Recognize Most of Your Old Pals

08.15.2014
I've never attended a school reunion in my life. Not high school, college, or graduate school. Never. But the 50th Oswego High School (NY)...
Guerrilla Aging: Loss

Guerrilla Aging: Loss

08.15.2014
e can complain, we can grieve, we can mourn, we can avoid. We will sustain loss nonetheless. If we can take anything away from loss, it...
How Musician Tori Amos Learned To Embrace Life After 50

How Musician Tori Amos Learned To Embrace Life After 50

Rahel Gebreyes  08.15.2014
Sometimes the younger generation can have wisdom beyond their years -- even when it comes to the troublesome topic of aging. For singer-songwriter...
Imagining The Pain: Robin Williams

Imagining The Pain: Robin Williams

08.15.2014
Try to imagine for a moment that you're rich, successful, talented and loved. But it feels hollow. Perhaps some relationship that you really...
Time After Time: Long-Term Survivors of HIV

Time After Time: Long-Term Survivors of HIV

08.14.2014
By any measure, Julie Lewis certainly qualifies as a long-term survivor of HIV. Marking 30 years of living with the virus is an achievement...