It’s sixteen months since I retired and for the first time I’m feeling a little ache when I think about the job I held for 27 years. I wouldn’t actually like to suddenly be back at my former workplace so… Read More ›
Month: October 2013
What would we say to Elizabeth Bennet?
In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet criticizes rich, well-connected Lady Anne De Bourgh because she is a person with “little conversation.” In Jane Austen’s day, conversation was an art form, in the same category as music or painting Those long… Read More ›
I love mankind, it’s people I can’t stand. Charles Schulz
The decade of our sixties is full of ambiguity, mixed emotions, and uncertainty. To quote my friend, Patti, “After the age of 60 you don’t get to feel one way about anything.” So it’s a great time to celebrate the… Read More ›
Cooking: The Ultimate Recipe
The fall equinox has come and gone and, as usual, the cooling days rekindle my interest in cooking. What I need, though, is the ultimate recipe to help me heal my fractured relationship with cooking and embrace Michael Pollan’s idea… Read More ›
Will Mine Be Better Than Yours?
In her recent column in the Huffington Post, “Are You Living Your Eulogy or Your Resume?, Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington admonishes all of us to live our lives in a way that is mindful of what our eulogy will be; in… Read More ›