Aging Tips for the Over 50 Set

Aging Tips for the Over 50 Set

2017 kicked my ass right out of the gate. My right eye swelled up on New Year’s Day and the doctor thought the tiny bump on my eyelid was a swollen gland. But when a few more popped up on my face, he diagnosed shingles. SHINGLES?  That’s a version of...
Thoughts On Turning Fifty

Thoughts On Turning Fifty

I have a new wrinkle on my face.  Given that it is on the left side of my jaw, Botox would simply freeze my mouth either open or closed so it’s not an option.  I’m sure this line comes from the way I sleep so I’ve been propping myself up on a pillow...
The Burpees Workout

The Burpees Workout

I went to high school with a girl named Laura.  On Facebook recently she posted a picture of a green, goopy looking smoothie with the caption, “I’m a middle-aged fatty trying to change. Who’s with me?”  Perhaps this got my attention because at...
Barcelona Or Bust

Barcelona Or Bust

You don’t often get a tour of one of the world’s most famous landmarks from a local VIP who knows its history by heart.  But my tantes (aunts) Heide and Trauti, here visiting from California, have a cousin in Barcelona who arranged for us to be whisked past long lines...