I used to be Pippi Longstocking, but somehow I lost her freckled, flaming spirit on the road to becoming an 'acceptable female,' a moniker modeled by a more realistic figure named Barbie.
While lifespans have increased by a full three decades, our culture has not necessarily kept pace in addressing what this increased longevity means for our activities, professions and opportunities.
The other day, I got to see someone I hadn't seen in a long time -- the real me. It wasn't in a mirror, it was in the eyes of a 19-year-old boy at the supermarket checkout. Let me tell you, it was an eye-opener.
Comedian, satirist and 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart has quizzically remarked several times since Thanksgiving that he is now 50. He says it with what appears to be a combination of amazement, amusement, perplexity and near disbelief. He's not alone.
My daughter doesn't remember Rabbi Heschel or Dr. King, but she knows the story of liberation that we tell every year, And some day she will tell the story of being a small part of the second inauguration of President Obama to her children.
When Deborah Needleman accepted the role of Editor-in-Chief of T this fall, who would have guessed that her debut issue would feature "seniors"? The answer may have less to do with creative insight and more to do with self-interest and market demographics.
Whether in person or online, we all need to be careful about letting in those who aren't genuine and don't have the qualities we want in the people we let into our lives -- whether through our door or through our computer screen.
Award show season has opened, and much like hunting season there will be some women verbally slaughtered this year as they stroll down the red carpet. These are women with incredible talent, yet they are asked to walk down the carpet slowly, like beautiful, innocent deer entering a hunt club.
Maybe where this place called home is located is not what's so important. Instead, it's what we believe home to be, which is someplace very familiar to us, the place where we all came from.
Rather than fighting the aging process, more women seem to be coming to terms with it. They are redefining what it means to be beautiful -- at age 50, 60 and beyond -- and are wearing that new definition proudly on their faces.
The word "middle" conjures up many images. Some apply to my life, other's do not.
Is there sufficient proof for immortality and the existence of the afterlife? No, not 100 percent. And for me, there will never be until I'm there. But that's okay.
We are taking way too many drugs for dubious or exaggerated ailments. What the drug companies are doing now is promoting drugs for long-term use to essentially healthy people.
Think you might like to try out the expat life? But not sure where to start... and maybe not ready to give up everything you have going on in your life right now?
How sad that today's health care practitioners have been relegated to protecting themselves from lawsuits and writing script. What happened to treating patients? I want Dr. Welby back.
Retirement in the States is getting more expensive all the time. But in the right places overseas, you can upgrade your lifestyle and live better than you can at home for a small fraction of the price.