According to an age-old maxim that has never appeared in Maxim, the racy men's magazine whose target audience is not exactly geezers like me, age is relative, especially if you have old relatives.
This past summer I did a series of blog posts we called My 14 Days of Summer, A Meditation. People seemed to like it, so I thought I'd do a winter v...
So yes, I am dying a slow and painful death, especially since according to the Farmer's Almanac this is going to be a "bitterly cold" winter. But when faced with adversity, are we to give up and freeze to death, or do we create a plan of action and obliterate the enemy?
We don't have to pretend to enjoy the winter if spring is our preference, but what if we could consciously embrace the season, understanding it is a prerequisite -- a rite of passage -- for the spring to follow.
Okay, it's October, and now it's time to stop pretending that we have a few more days of summer left. Luckily, though, fall is great for your closet, ...
Endless summer -- that's the promise of indoor water parks. And with it come surfing contests hundreds of miles from an ocean, waves lapping at pools the size of small lakes, and bright beach towels spread over lounge chairs as snow falls outside the windows.
Our communal fear of real, actual fruit and gravitation towards safe, sanitized, foodiness "fruit" is really just an expression of our general obsession with safety across the board.
For a few years now, one thing my friends and I do without failing each time we reunite in Provence is enjoying a scrumptious diner at the local restaurant, le Bistrot du Paradou, located in ...Paradou, Provence.
Sure, strolling hand-in-hand along the beach is cliché. But there's an undeniable romance to being by the ocean. It's in the salty air, the relaxed pace, small-town charms and sunsets -- preferably enjoyed from a boat. And the appeal of a seaside vacation continues long after summer ends.
Starting school again can be a tough transition for kids and teens, who become accustomed to the later bedtimes and unstructured play of summertime. Capitalize on these last few weeks of summer to take control of your new routine and set the tone for the rest of the school year.
How to make summer last a little longer.
Preserving summer's sweetest stone fruit.
I have been going to Provence each summer for years now, and I have yet to run out of places to discover. Even when I get lazy and want only to swing in a hammock under a tree, the endless discoveries attract me too much to nap for too long.
Like guests at a Passover Seder promising "next year in Israel," I promise next summer in a bikini. It's been a few years since I accepted that my stomach, once a sculpted stone, had dissolved into a bag of sand, and I felt more comfortable at the beach diverting attention elsewhere.
The penultimate trip this summer for me and Daniel can be summed up in two words: wolves rock. Still in awe, and it's been over a week since I was licked on the face by one.
Has everyone seen the most adorable animated GIF out there? Take a Time Out and a big step back from world events and worries. This is officially the end of summer, and here's a breath of happy, fresh air!