If the majority of Jewish Americans decided to listen to new ideas, and to stand in solidarity with progressive, peaceful, solution-seeking Palestinians and Israelis, we could change the course of history.
Life in the Boomer Lane has noticed very lately that her two GPS systems (car and phone) have decided to join both the Middle East and Congress in their inability to cooperate in any way whatsoever.
When we think 'reinvention,' we tend to panic at the enormity of that prospect. Maybe we've been downsized from a job that we've held for a long time, or (less stressful) we realize it is time to move on and we know we need to find something else, or maybe our retirement savings won't be providing what we had hoped for, and we need to keep working.
After all the years we have spent looking into mirrors, why is it that we didn't have a clue what was going to happen to our bodies after age 50?
Change is difficult. For some reason I thought being in my fifties meant that a change in life would no longer cause me to grieve. Instead, I would sit, Yoda-like, and spout wisdom such as 'Do or do not, there is no try.' Didn't happen.
Boomers are an experiential people. It has been their strength; the courage to explore, to reach out for something different, something new. However, it may also be their weakness, failure, and curse.
When my 20-year marriage ended a year and a half ago, I knew I needed to stay single for awhile. But because my ex-husband and I had been so mismatched sexually, and because I had no intention of being a nun until I fell in love again, I was eager to have sex.
Baby boomers... do you trust yourself? Do you trust your instincts? If you made a life altering decision today do you honestly believe you would be successful? That's a very tough question isn't it?
Then: Men trying to undress us Now: Men telling us to undress require a co-pay
In other words, we are predictable and we are dependable. In the world of advertising, we are either a big yawn or a big question mark.
If you want to look back at your self many years from now and hold up a product you invented and be really proud of it from the core it takes 10 easy steps.
Although her memories certainly still involve body positions she would now need manuals to achieve, she would welcome any research that would take into account her current arthritis and other unmentionable issues.
It used to be something done in secret. Anybody, from good girl to gay guy to carnal couple, had to slink down to the seedy sex toy shop on the other side of town to purchase their private pleasure items.
I find myself grappling more and more with the prospect of death. Mine, yours, his, hers, all of ours, in this land of over 50. To tell you the truth I should say, the land of late sixties, because that's where I am now.
I choose to present to the world the power and sex appeal of whatever age I am. My age, whatever that age is, doesn't look like anything other than who and what I am and the unlimited potential I have. Right now. At this moment. That's the true definition of being ageless. I, alone, create the meaning of my age.