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  • Learning how to live in the NOW!

    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!
    midlifecrisisqueen
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    There is no future or past – there is only this moment… You may have wondered how your life might change if you up and quit your job and moved to a small town.  Some might even dread the results.  Well I am here to tell you how this experience feels to us. I have been self-employed as a writer and therapist online for the past nine years, so when my husband Mike decided his health challenges were too much to seek out another full-time job, we packed up and moved to a very small town in southern Colorado. After about six weeks here, these are the things we are glad to NOT be…
  • A New Resource About Parkinson’s

    The New Old Age
    By PAULA SPAN
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    A new website hosts a directory of movement disorder specialists.
  • The Hour of the Innocents

    MidLifeBloggers
    Jane Gassner
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    To read this felt like a trip to a place I sort of knew and a time I lived during, but because it's filtered through the masculine sensibility, it was also a world totally alien to me.
  • 1960's Vogue Covers

    vintage everyday
    John VE
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Here's a collection of wonderful Vogue magazine covers in the 1960s.See more »
  • Pediatric Dentist Houston Guides

    Steves Midlife Crisis
    ironik
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    The term pediatric dentistry comes from the word pedodontics. This refers to a branch of dentistry that deals with children from birth through and up to late adolescence. Every month there are actually hundreds of individuals who are searching Google for pediatric dentists. In case you were to go to Google Adwords Keyword Planner you will see terms like pediatric dentist Houston or pediatric dentist in Houston texas . This trend has seen an upward growth in searches which means that high school science graduates can look to this industry to start a job. This industry can also be an…
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    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!

  • Learning how to live in the NOW!

    midlifecrisisqueen
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    There is no future or past – there is only this moment… You may have wondered how your life might change if you up and quit your job and moved to a small town.  Some might even dread the results.  Well I am here to tell you how this experience feels to us. I have been self-employed as a writer and therapist online for the past nine years, so when my husband Mike decided his health challenges were too much to seek out another full-time job, we packed up and moved to a very small town in southern Colorado. After about six weeks here, these are the things we are glad to NOT be…
  • Kayaking at Lathrop State Park

    midlifecrisisqueen
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    The first piece of recreational equipment we decided we had to have after moving down here to Walsenburg Colorado was a kayak. Why?  Because the lakes at Lathrop State Park are right outside of town, and sure look tempting of a morning.  See the swim beach to your left this AM. But purchasing a kayak is no small feat when you live in the middle of nowhere.  First we had to find one online that we wanted, and then we drove up to Colorado Springs to get it. This turned into a fairly crazy situation.  Since we only had our van to transport it back home, we had it hanging out as we drove. …
  • Like a dream: The archaeology of Ideal Mine

    midlifecrisisqueen
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    It really is quite curious.  I’ll be walking in Walsenburg or La Veta and it will suddenly hit me that I actually live here.  After living in Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Fort Collins since childhood, it strikes me as quite strange that I live in such a nice small town.  Then I get a thrill out of the whole idea! Yesterday we took an archaeology road trip out to one of the many old mining ghost towns near Walsenburg.  We drove out County Road 330, known locally as Ideal Canyon Road, because we had seen some cool adobe ruins out there. On the way out we saw this incredible stone…
  • Life is still great in small town USA

    midlifecrisisqueen
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    We are thoroughly enjoying wandering all around our new town.  This morning we walked the three blocks to downtown and had breakfast at the Alpine Rose Cafe.  It’s been right there on Main Street for over 100 years, and guess what?  The food is GREAT!  This is the kind of small town cafe where everyone talks to everyone while they’re eating breakfast.  The cook and another elderly lady were sitting in the back, so I went over and introduced myself.  They were surprised that we had chosen to move here.  Like most locals, they lament how small Walsenburg has become.  They…
  • So many rules, so little time to break them!

    midlifecrisisqueen
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”  — Katherine Hepburn I don’t know about you, but I was raised with a lot of rules.  As a kid, I was basically told how to live my life and I believed it. I thought I knew the right way to a good life. Unfortunately it took me decades to learn which rules to break. One message I heard everywhere was to focus on your career and make lots of money.  I have never made much money in my life.  I instead tried to focus on exploring the world, and doing the kind of work that meant something to me. Another message which…
 
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    MidLifeBloggers

  • The Hour of the Innocents

    Jane Gassner
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    To read this felt like a trip to a place I sort of knew and a time I lived during, but because it's filtered through the masculine sensibility, it was also a world totally alien to me.
  • Midlife Blogging: Some Thoughts on Where We Are Today

    Jane Gassner
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The midlife blogs and sites have always co-existed and supported each other. But there was an intensity about Generation Fabulous’s need to succeed that for the first time had me watching my back.
  • WW “I should be folding laundry”

    Jane Gassner
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
      Which is so much easier to do when my clothes have been hanging on a line…which is why I’m actually glad that my dryer went kaput.   An InLinkz Link-up
  • New iPhone 5S, Old eMails

    Jane Gassner
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Oh, you mean I’m supposed to delete the emails on my iPhone? You mean that the reason my old iPhone may have been so–what’s the word I want here?–oh yes, recalcitrant is because there were over TWENTY THOUSAND EMAILS on it. I now will be spending all my spare time (which is, frankly, more plentiful […]
  • Wordless Wednesday: Blue

    Jane Gassner
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    > Blue stone & silver bracelet. When I buy gem stones for my jewelry-making, I always keep the package label so I can authoritatively describe the piece. I just can’t always find where I’ve kept that label. An InLinkz Link-up
 
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    vintage everyday

  • 1960's Vogue Covers

    John VE
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Here's a collection of wonderful Vogue magazine covers in the 1960s.See more »
  • Pictures of South Australian Women Working in Munitions Factory during World War II

    John VE
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    A woman working at a machine making parts for ribs of Beaufort bombers in a munitions factory in South Australia.A young woman cutting driving bands for anti-aircraft shells in a munitions factory in South Australia.Two young women oxy welding parts of ammunition boxes.Women working in a munitions factory assembling Gaine anti-aircraft shell fuse components.A young woman assembling an oil tank for a Beaufort bomber in a munitions factory in South Australia.See more »
  • Pig rider, ca. 1930s

    John VE
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Tame animals of Mr Wingfield Ampthill child beside a saddled pig. (French National Library, via Retronaut)
  • Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie hanging out together at Café Royale, 1973

    John VE
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Here are some interesting black and white photos of Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie at the Cafe Royale after Ziggy Stardust's last "live" performance at Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1973, taken by Mick Rock. All kinds of characters showed up, including Ringo Starr, Jeff Beck, Bianca Jagger and Lulu..., but David spent much of his time chatting and laughing with Lou Reed and Mick Jagger."I've just remembered that I never told you about the party I had at the Café Royal after my last concert, so I'll make this week's letter about that... Oh, what a night…
  • Little boy selling Coca-Cola, Atlanta, ca. 1936

    John VE
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
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    Steves Midlife Crisis

  • Pediatric Dentist Houston Guides

    ironik
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    The term pediatric dentistry comes from the word pedodontics. This refers to a branch of dentistry that deals with children from birth through and up to late adolescence. Every month there are actually hundreds of individuals who are searching Google for pediatric dentists. In case you were to go to Google Adwords Keyword Planner you will see terms like pediatric dentist Houston or pediatric dentist in Houston texas . This trend has seen an upward growth in searches which means that high school science graduates can look to this industry to start a job. This industry can also be an…
  • YMail Login Secrets

    ironik
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    Yahoo Mail is one of the most widely applied and diverse E-mail applications currently. Making a Yahoo Mail account and using the YMail Login is often a somewhat quick process. To create a Yahoo Mail account, start off by entering to Yahoo’s internet site into your online browser. On the top rated appropriate side of your page, there might be four selections to choose from: “Sign In”, “New Right here? Sign Up”, “What are you currently undertaking?” and “Page Options”. Click on “New Right here? Sign Up”. Soon after clicking on…
  • YMail Login Study

    ironik
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    Yahoo Mail is one of the most broadly utilised and diverse E-mail applications today. Making a Yahoo Mail account and using the YMail Login is usually a reasonably short procedure. To create a Yahoo Mail account, start off by getting into to Yahoo’s web-site into your web browser. Around the top rated ideal side of the page, there are going to be four possibilities to choose from: “Sign In”, “New Right here? Sign Up”, “What are you doing?” and “Page Options”. Click on “New Right here? Sign Up”. Following clicking around the…
  • Cube Runner Game Aid

    ironik
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:23 pm
    There are lots of types of free games distributed more than the web these days. Some are produced out of basic programming languages though others are Flash-based. Even though other additional complex online games are out there, for those who would prefer to play one simple but pretty engaging game, you may look for some totally free flash games more than the internet and give your self a fantastic time. You will know a flash game if you see 1 mainly because these are the ones that are generally controlled by the mouse. This means that you usually do not require to memorize keyboard controls…
  • Google Email Login Details

    ironik
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
    Virtually absolutely everyone right now has more than one particular email-account. I’ve more than the majority of people I’m positive. Going to all of the individual email accounts can be a pain and time consuming. To create a simple job of checking my a number of email accounts daily, I configured my Gmail web based e mail account to turn into my universal inbox. Combining Gmail and my other POP3 e mail accounts produced it feasible for me to read and response to all of my email account messages by means of each and every technique interchangeably. Sadly, other internet based e…
 
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    Whose shoes are these anyway?

  • That's Not My Baby: Katt Williams in School Dance (Video)

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    In this Katt Williams clip, the comedian plays a prison inmate named Darren who asks, "Who's goddamned white baby is that?" The clip's been circulating on Facebook without the movie's title but the caption "When a woman tries to put a baby on you that you know ain't yours." Williams sneaks in a sociopolitical observation, and the scene is so funny that I had to look up its origins. The clip
  • We say 'rabid,' you say 'feminist.' Rabid. Feminist. Rabid feminist, brought to you by Oxford Dictionaries

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Google's dictionary, the one that pops up if you type a word in the search bar, is fast, convenient, and highly visible. I love the Merriam-Webster site, m-w.com, but sometimes, when I'm in a hurry, I love Google more. It, after all, draws the definitions it displays from a well-respected dictionary company, Oxford Dictionaries at OxfordDictionaries.com. And, of course, since Oxford Dictionaries
  • The last post on "Black people are apes and monkeys," I hope

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    This post has been syndicated at BlogHer.com. I hope this will be the last thing I ever write about the history of White people portraying Black people as monkeys, but unfortunately, at some point I'll probably have to write something on this topic again. This racist insult repeats, repeats, repeats. Did you hear about the Just Add A Kid T-Shirt debacle? The clothing company is in hot water
  • The Leftovers' Promotional Song, Retrograde by James Blake (video), and What is The Rapture?

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    22 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    If you're haunted by the song played in HBO's promotion of its new drama The Leftovers, I'm not surprised. James Blake's Grammy-nominated song, "Retrograde," has that eerie, otherworldly, and soulful wail that may appeal to those with mystical leanings. And the video for the song seems as apocalyptic as the premise of The Leftovers itself. The story focuses on a small town years after the
  • Bobby Jindal's Big Oil conflict of interest: Louisiana governor signs bill to stop lawsuits against oil companies

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    6 Jun 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Two days ago I rolled my eyes at Gov. Bobby Jindal because of his appearance on Duck Dynasty. The man goes out of his way to identify with the extreme Right. Today I bare teeth at the man as he kisses Big Oil's behind again. WWL-TV reports, "Despite the urging of the state attorney general, the New Orleans city council and several academicians that he should veto the bill, Governor Bobby Jindal
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Monsoon Weather

    Suzanne
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    We’ve recently had hot, humid, weather due to the Arizona/California desert monsoons. I’m not a fan of humidity. If I can, I hibernate until it goes away. Monsoon weather does make for striking photos, though. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I took the above photo on Sunday. It rained a (very) little on my drive to the beach. In the photo, you can see the rain falling in the distance out at sea. Towards the end of my visit, the lifeguard pulled everyone out of the water due to an approaching lightning storm. Lightning storms don’t happen…
  • The Oregon Coast

    Suzanne
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    When I was a child, my family vacationed in Oregon for a couple weeks most summers. One of my dad’s best friends had moved to Oregon after college. He owned a lot of acreage with rivers, and streams, and forests, and animals. We’d go visit and camp out on his land. It was kid heaven. (Apparently it was also adult heaven.  My parents decided to retire there.) Many of those trips also involved a few days of play on the Oregon coast. It was often cold and foggy, but that didn’t stop the beaches from being magical. I was fortunate to re-visit a lot of the Oregon coast while on…
  • Home Sweet Home

    Suzanne
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Ahhh … it sure feels nice to be home. Orange County Sunset:  Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I keep flashing back to the spectacular beauty of the last couple weeks. I admit, I do so longingly. At the same time, I’m really looking forward to the weekend and getting my “real” life caught up. I, of course, have a zillion post-road-trip things that need to be taken care of. My biggest priority, however, is getting help for my bum arm. I’m seeing Paul Newman this morning and I might stay there  for the weekend   until he kicks…
  • Road Tripping – Day #14

    Suzanne
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Today ends my (very long!) road trip. I leave beautiful Cambria and drive about six hours to get home. Sunset in Cambria:  Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I’m so glad I took this journey. The time with my parents was very overdue. I was able to visit some of the most beautiful places in California by driving instead of flying. A part of me hates to end this trip and return to reality. Another part of me is looking forward to a day without hours upon hours of driving ahead of me. It’s exhausting to be on the road every single day. I’m…
  • Road Tripping – Day #13

    Suzanne
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m at an adorable Inn in beautiful Cambria. Yesterday I drove down Pacific Coast Highway (or as some people call it  PCH  Route 1) through Big Sur. It was beautiful … Big Sur (from Coast Highway):  Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. Just as beautiful, in fact, as it was when I drove UP the same route approximately two weeks ago. The water was looking very tropical in color – both my son and I commented it looked like “Hawaii” water. I saw a lot of whales. At one point, we sat on a bluff on the side of the road and watched…
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    Anali's First Amendment

  • Ackee & Saltfish (Short Film Trailer)

    Lisa Johnson
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    (via Shadow and Act) This short film Ackee & Saltfish looks really fun! Looking forward to seeing it when it comes out. By the way, the question posed about couscous is quite interesting. Do you consider couscous to be a type of rice? It feels like it's the same family, but I think they are different. I love couscous. Rice, not so much. Anali's First Amendment © 2006-2014. All rights
  • Grocery Shopping: Fruit Center Marketplace ~ Part 1

    Lisa Johnson
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    If you've been following food related labor news recently, you're probably aware that there are thousands of people in Massachusetts looking for different places to do their grocery shopping. About a month ago, I had the opportunity to find a real gem of specialty grocery store, which might be a nice alternative for some. Fruit Center Marketplace is located in Milton and in Hingham, so the
  • Win Visa Gift Cards, A FitBit Flex & FitBit Aria Scale!

    Lisa Johnson
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Thank you UnitedHealthcare for sponsoring this Post!* Staying healthy has become even more important to me as the years go by. I’m still looking to drop some pounds and making it more fun by adding a tip to the tip jar each time I exercise. It makes me surprisingly happy believe it or not! While I do have a sweet tooth, I try to eat dessert in moderation and especially eat a lot of
  • What Would Olivia Pope Do? #MarketBasket

    Lisa Johnson
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    Since my first blog post about Market Basket on Monday, the drama has only increased. As a devoted fan of Scandal, I can't help but picture an extremely concerned looking Olivia Pope being called to one of the homes of the new co-CEOs -- Felicia Thornton and James Gooch. Based on an article by WBUR, one of the first things Pope would have her Gladiators start on would be getting the company
  • Breaking News: #MarketBasket

    Lisa Johnson
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    #MarketBasket Tweets !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); I've written about Market Basket here before. It's a pretty amazing chain of grocery stores in
 
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    Average Jane™

  • Get To Know Average Jane

    Average Jane
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Tomorrow I leave for the BlogHer Conference in San Jose, where I will be meeting lots of people and handing out my blog business card right and left. With that in mind, I figured this would be a good time for a little "who am I?" rundown. First my BlogHer history: I was at the very first BlogHer Conference in 2005. Also at the next six, if you need that bit of trivia. For various reasons I missed the last two years, but I'm back to see how they're going to celebrate the 10th anniversary. I don't have a photo of myself from the first year because for some reason I…
  • Average Jane's Happy Dog

    Average Jane
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Not long after Toby came to live with us, I took him for his first Italian Greyhound play date. It did not go very well. I took him to another one later on and he was equally meh about the whole thing.  In the interim, I had his bad tooth removed and put him on thyroid medication which trimmed him down and increased his energy levels. We kept getting invited to the play dates, but for various reasons I wasn't able to take him to one this year—until last weekend. A couple from the Italian Greyhound community invited Toby to a play date in honor of one of their dog's birthdays.
  • Average Jane's Warranty Runs Out

    Average Jane
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Warning: This post contains lots and lots of whining. My birthday was Monday, July 7th and I was perfectly cool with yet another year ticking over on my personal odometer. That is, until this Monday. That was the day when I noticed my lower back strongly protesting as I routinely gathered the trash and cleaned the litter boxes. My back hurt enough that I actually asked my husband to take the trash out for me, but he was already shoeless and ready for bed, so I did it myself. That day at work I spent a lot of time in my super uncomfortable office chair working on a project that required…
  • Average Jane Enjoys the Summer

    Average Jane
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    I don't want to jinx myself, but I am having a thoroughly delightful summer so far. As I mentioned, I started with a nice trip to Virginia late last month. My band has been playing out pretty regularly, including a performance at Fort Leavenworth on Independence Day. There I am to the right, in all my red, white and blue glory. I've gotten the chance to float in a lake with my sister and her family and their boat. Yes, I got a sunburn because apparently I'd forgotten that sunscreen must be reapplied periodically, but it was fun and relaxing. In past week, I have had two long board…
  • Average Jane Writes for BlogHer: The Blog Remains the Same

    Average Jane
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Today I have a post up at BlogHer.com called The Blog Remains the Same: Things We're Still Concerned With 10 Years Later. I'm using that as an excuse to post a photo of Robert Plant from "The Song Remains the Same," as an homage to the fact that I tried and failed to make some connection between the post title and Led Zeppelin in early drafts of the post.
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    Cindy La Ferle's Home Office

  • As I turn 60

    Cindy La Ferle
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that several of my friends turned 60 last year.  At birthday parties large and small, they raised their glasses to six eventful decades. Some recalled pivotal moments and milestones of our youth: Kennedy’s assassination … the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show… Neil […]
  • Life lessons and beach stones

    Cindy La Ferle
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh found metaphors in the seashells she collected on Captiva Island, but I’ve composed my own meditations while scouting for beach stones in northern Michigan. To read my July column on the topic, look for Michigan Prime magazine, delivered this Sunday with your Detroit News and Free Press. Original photo (left) by […]
  • Facing up to my cancer scar

    Cindy La Ferle
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:28 am
    My dermatologist spotted it immediately during a full-body check in May – an appointment I’d neglected to schedule for two years. I had noticed the subtle indentation on my right cheek, too, but dismissed it as a stubborn acne scar that was easily disguised with an extra swipe of powder blush. Besides, I’d sworn off […]
  • Summer art shows

    Cindy La Ferle
    21 Jun 2014 | 11:59 am
    My award-winning mixed-media artwork is on display this summer in several juried shows throughout Michigan. To see what I’ve been up to — and where to view my pieces — please visit Cindy La Ferle’s Mixed Media In August I’ll be part of a self-portrait exhibit on Michigan’s west coast; details to be announced. Meanwhile, […]
  • Social media issues

    Cindy La Ferle
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:32 am
    Are you savvy when it comes to social media skills? If not, don’t miss the June issue of Michigan Prime, delivered with your Sunday Detroit News and Free Press this weekend. The issue includes a helpful feature on using social media to find jobs — plus my new column detailing what I missed when I […]
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    Coming2Terms

  • Looking for Infertility Insights?

    Pamela
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Greetings new readers! If you’re here for infertility insights you’re in the right place. You’ll find 279 blog posts and 5,033 comments — all shared since Coming2Terms started in February 2007. Take a look around and delve into what many women around the world have shared about coming to terms with infertility. When you’re done here, please come visit my latest blog. It launched in January 2010 with the express purpose of documenting what it looks like to move once and for all past the TTC (infertility lingo for trying to conceive) days. The…
  • Healing Salon: Some Unfinished Business

    Pamela
    10 Mar 2012 | 1:44 pm
    Welcome back. Pardon me while I tidy up a bit.  I need to get some of the dust and cobwebs off the furniture so I can offer those involved in the Healing Salon a place to sit, ponder and participate. For those new to this blog, here’s some background on it: The  Coming2Terms posts were initially written under a pseudonym. This allowed me the freedom for cathartic writing about my futile trying to conceive (TTC) experience and the losses associated with it. I could experience and process all the raw thoughts and emotions in a safe place and express things I wasn’t comfortable…
  • There’s More Than One Happy Ending

    Pamela
    17 Oct 2011 | 11:37 pm
    Update: As evidence of a sea change in how infertility is portrayed, Yahoo Shine featured on its homepage a story about “the growing women’s movement to de-stigmatize infertility.” It came in the wake of the latest edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves (which includes an expanded section on not just the physical but the emotional aspects of infertility) and Redbook’s Truth About Trying campaign, referenced below. Feels great to be part of an effort to limit prejudice and open up a new dialogue about a long misunderstood disease. It’s bittersweet to visit my…
  • A Fresh Start

    Pamela
    16 Jan 2010 | 9:31 am
    The new blog name came to me this morning: A Fresh Start After all, isn’t that what we crave when we’ve come through a gut-wrenchingly difficult experience? Coming2Terms went a long way to helping me realize that women without children after infertility experience tremendous isolation. We often feel like misfits, square pegs trying to fit into round holes. That’s in large part because we don’t have readily available support networks, our own easy-to-locate tribe to turn to following an emotional body slam. For those who go on to parent, there are play groups, the PTA,…
  • New Decade, New Beginnings (updated)

    Pamela
    28 Dec 2009 | 9:00 am
    Updated 1/4/2010 Wanted to share a TV interview scheduled at the end of last year that took place today on the ABC affiliate KXTV. I hope you find that it moves the discussion away from OctoMom and the related soap opera reality TV shows focused on unusual fertility treatment outcomes to the more basic realities faced by couples coping with infertility. Please feel free to share. You can view the video from the KXTV website here: Original post from 12/30/2009 I made my way into our coffee-perfumed kitchen yesterday morning and heard my better half in the garage. I opened the door into the…
 
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    Candelaria Silva

  • From the job boards – 5

    Candelaria Silva
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    I occasionally share interesting job postings, and my thoughts about them, on this blog.  Here is the latest crop. Tudor needed for college Oceanography (Perhaps the tutoring should start with learning to spell the word tutor.)  Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist This wins for most provocative title.  Description: The Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist reports to the Senior Director of Health and Wellness to further the university’s commitment to develop and implement education programs for the prevention of sexual misconduct. S/he will also have an important dotted line…
  • Blind Auditions – One tool to end discrimination in classical music at least

    Candelaria Silva
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    My mother is an article clipper and sharer, a practice she passed along to me.  We send articles and cartoons  to each other by postal mail regularly.  I send articles and cartoons to my kids, family and friends and leave them  on my husband’s dresser as  well.  (Yes, I send emails with links as well, but I like clipping physical articles better. I actually Keep envelopes addressed to my most frequent victims recipients near by stuffing them until full and ready to post.) It is a habit I’m cutting way back on because of the potential annoyance factor and because sending an article…
  • Did you realize you were young?

    Candelaria Silva
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:39 am
    When you were young, did you realize you were young? When I was young, I didn’t know I was young. I sometimes knew I was the youngest person in the room.  This happened often as I was growing up because I skipped Kindergarten and one grade in elementary school, so I was usually hanging with older kids.(In retrospect, skipping those grades wasn’t the best thing for my development.) Being the youngest didn’t make me feel young.  Being young to me meant being unknowing and I always knew something, more than adults suspected, more, oftentimes, than I should. While serving as a…
  • The Father Lottery

    Candelaria Silva
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:35 am
    Do you know who your father is? Bing . You get a point. Some people have no idea who their father is. Do you know if your father lives? Bing. You get a point. For many years, I didn’t know if my father was alive.   Did your father support you financially? Bing-Bing.  Two points. So many fathers don’t pay for a variety of reasons (can’t, won’t).   Did your father support you, encourage you, teach you, discipline you, and in all ways love you? BING! BING! BING! You hit the Father Lottery. Earn Extra Points if… Your father cooked for you, sang happy birthday to you,…
  • Silence/Words

    Candelaria Silva
    31 May 2014 | 6:14 am
    Why silence? I go to silence first when the room has heated up.  Sometimes I’m in the room, completely.  Sometimes it looks like I’m there, but I’m really  far, far away not imagining a beach or a mountain with vistas on view but burrowed deep within to the kernel that is the essence of me.  Soul-deep, I pull blankets, quilts and throws over me to protect myself from the words, not only the words but the sound of them, their fury.  The sound of fury assaults me so I burrow. Why not words? Words are elusive.  You mean one thing by a word/phrase.  The listener understands the…
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  • Traveling West Virginia: The Mortuary Museum, Continued

    Granny Sue
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    I suppose technically I should not title these two posts as "Traveling West Virginia" since the Peoples Mortuary Museum is in Marietta, Ohio, but since it's just across the river, and since Bill Peoples, owner of the museum, is a cousin of Don Knotts (the famous Barney Fife of Andy Griffith fame), I'll let it stand.The museum had more than just hearses. Mr. Peoples has been collecting for years and his museum reflected his good eye:First is this pretty wood bed, actually called a funeral board. It can be folded up neatly into a suitcase shape, and that was how it was stored because it was…
  • Traveling West Virginia: The Mortuary Museum Hearses

    Granny Sue
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Maybe it sounds morbid, but when I stumbled on a mention of the Peoples Mortuary Museum in Marietta, OH, I was fascinated. Really? What might they have on display? Would they have the answer to my burning question about the use of formaldehyde for embalming in 1906? I found the number, called, and set up an appointment to visit within a few minutes.The museum is run by Bill Peoples of the Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home in Marietta, right on historic Front Street. An appointment is necessary because Mr. Peoples conducts the tours himself, so the time needs to fit with his work schedule. It…
  • Porch Sitting

    Granny Sue
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    What is it about sitting on the porch? Just sitting there, watching the world go by? From my front porch, there's not much of the human world to see; Larry and I are usually the only two-legged creatures roaming around this hill, if you except the birds. There's a good plenty of feathered folk here, from the common robin to the colorful goldfinch and a mighty hawk that keeps regular patrol routes over our chicken yard.Honestly, there's not a lot of excitement around here. Looking out from the porch we see pretty much the same thing every day: the dogs playing or sleeping, the cat prowling or…
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  • The Zucchini Invasion

    Jan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Our vegetable garden is doing marvelously well this year. Boy, is it doing well. We’ve already harvested rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries (both red and black), lettuces, spinach, collards, Swiss chard, kale, peas, turnips, beets, carrots, radishes and some green beans – many more of those are on the way.  We’re about to start harvesting peppers – bell, jalapeno, serrano, poblano – as well as the cabbages; tomatoes will be ready soon, too.  The onions are coming along, as are the sweet potatoes and Yukon gold potatoes, and the spaghetti and delicata squashes…
  • The Sunflower Cake

    Jan
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Oh, hai. Yes, it’s been a month.  Sorry about that. I’ve been cooking, of course, but have not had the time (or inclination, to be perfectly honest) to photograph and write the recipes for the things I’ve cooked.  Summer is pretty busy at our house, what with the CSA, the backyard garden and all the freezing and canning and preserving.  The Young One is home for the summer (and working full time – let’s all CHEER!!) and Darling Daughter is firmly settled in the spare bedroom, and working the graveyard shift at a local nursing home. We’ve also had The G…
  • Gingered Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler

    Jan
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:54 am
    Father’s Day this year was nice for Beloved, I’m happy to report.  Jolly took him out for dinner the night before; I made him Crab Cake Benedict (served over sauteed Swiss chard and caramelized onions) for brunch and some lovely chicken livers sauteed with white wine, onion and capers over a traditional risotto for dinner.  He got to take a nap and putter in the garden and we gave him a couple of cute gifts, both useful and funny. He enjoyed himself, which is the goal of any good Father’s Day. I also made him this.  The man is a strawberry-rhubarb fanatic, and since our…
  • What I’ve Been Up To

    Jan
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    Yeah, as a phrase it sucks, but it’s Monday morning and I’m blogging so I’m not going to be too terribly picky about my grammar.  At any rate, I wanted to show you one of the reasons for my sporadic blogging over the last six weeks or so. As you may or may not know (or care) I spent a significant portion of my much younger life as a professional cake decorator.  Not one of those grocery store types that they love to showcase on Cake Wrecks, either – my specialty was sculpted cakes (I once made the Space Shuttle – the thing had a four-foot wing span and must…
  • Quinoa and Asparagus Salad with Poached Eggs

    Jan
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:02 am
    I’ve really been too busy lately to do much blogworthy cooking, but when we got spring onions, asparagus and mint in our first CSA box of the year, I immediately began to think about what I could do with it.  After a brief perusal of my pantry and fridge, it didn’t take much thought to come up with salad.  Quinoa salad. Unbelievably, fantabulously delicious quinoa salad. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this.  So fresh, so wonderfully tasty.  We had it for Sunday brunch, topped with poached eggs, but it would be great as a salad on its own, with all of the…
 
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  • A Humorous Take on Bullying

    Margaret
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Yes, I am perfectly aware of the fact that my blogging has fallen off lately, thank you SO MUCH for mentioning it. The problem is, I’ve gotten my mitts into many other projects that are eating up my life, not the least of which was co-producing, co-directing, and performing in the Sacramento Listen to Your Mother show. But that was in May, you cry. And I don’t even live in Sacramento, so how the bleepity bleep can I see this “performance” of yours, you continue to whimper? My, what a drama queen you are. And a whiner. But! Cry no more, my little nanny goats, as there…
  • Of Name Tags and Psychotic Birds

    Margaret
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:56 pm
    So I’m at this thing the other day, you know, one of those events where you walk in the door and they check you in and give you a name tag to clip on your person, along with a wine glass, and you feel awkward at first because you arrived alone so the first thing you do is scrape the room for a familiar face so you can immediately cling to him or her while you get your insecure bearings in order? Yeah, one of those. Anyway, as I’m bouncing from one familiar face to another, tasting wine and bacon-wrapped shrimps on sticks, there are people here who feel important because they were…
  • How to Get to 10,000 Steps on Your Fitbit

    Margaret
    18 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    Hello! And welcome to Exercise is Futile, the program where we show you all the crazy ways to move your body around even though we all know its pointless because you’ll probably get run over by a giant duck wearing a bow tie on his way to the dentist tomorrow anyway, am I right? I am your host, Suzy Tiptoes, and on today’s program, we’re going to tell you how to get your 10,000 steps in while traveling. First, fly somewhere. Anywhere. Make sure your flight connects to another one via the Dallas Fort-Worth airport with a five-hour layover. Second, fly American Airlines…
  • And Now There’s a Cloud in the Cloud

    Margaret
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:09 pm
    You’re probably wondering what the hell I’m doing here when I am up to my eyeballs in goose livers, but my housemate and I decided to take a break from all the poultry guts and celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary per our usual tradition of running off to the casino and spending the night. And with past annual visits resulting in power outages and thievery, we thought, what could possibly happen this time? And so it was I’m yanking the one arm bandit’s chain when my phone vibrates urgently at me to tell me about a tornado warning and severe thunderstorms IN MY AREA…
  • Choosing Baby Names for Asphalt

    Margaret
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:40 am
    Call me a small stuff sweater. Because I can totally sweat the small stuff when I am of the mind. Take street names, for example. Here in Sacramento, after it ran out of letters to name the streets in this town, and before it got so suburb-happy, somebody came along and named a bunch of major streets in one area as follows: Edison Ave., Watt Ave., Howe Ave., Fulton Ave., Northrup Ave., Arden Way, Bell Ave., Morse Ave., Whitney Ave., Marconi Ave., etc… Great. I don’t have a problem with that. It’s got a nice theme and I can dance to it. However, when some bozo in a cubicle is…
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  • The Hunt For An Organic, Visually Interesting, Subtle, “Am I Asking Too Much?” Bedroom Rug

    Lisa
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    And on to master bedroom decorating. Fixup. Whatever we’re calling it. Decorating sounds like embellishment, while this is more Moving Beyond Camping In My Own House. However, one word is always better than six, so decorating it will be. I’ve got 3 major purchases to make, bed, mattress and rug. The rest – bedding, fabrics for such cushions as there are, paint, objects – will follow. At this point I’m searching for all 3 big ticket items in parallel, unsure exactly which will settle first. But for the sake of imagery, and in the spirit of pretending that life is…
  • Do Crows Make More Noise When It’s Hot, Or, Saturday Morning At 7:51am

    Lisa
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    “Do crows make more noise when it’s hot?” I Googled.  No clear answer. We’re having a heat wave in Northern California, which, given our usual deeply temperate climate, feels a little apocalyptic. If the Apocalypse comes in small doses that is. The crows are cawing late night and early morning. Jays are screaming, and fighting with seagulls in from the bay. My house was built in 1953 and I do not have air conditioning. New houses in the Bay Area may, but we faithful few, we soldier on. Come the annual heat wave – because it happens almost every year and each…
  • The Long Awaited Return Of Professor C. In Which We Discuss James Joyce And John Huston’s The Dead.

    Lisa
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    My very distinguished father, Professor C., on The Dead as written by James Joyce, and then written again and filmed by John Huston and his son, Tony. If you find you would like more of these pieces, please look to the sidebar and click on “Professor C.” Thanks Dad, for all sorts of things. “The Dead” James Joyce’s “The Dead” is one of the best short stories ever. John Huston’s film adaptation of “The Dead” may be the best translation ever of fiction into film.  At least I think so. As do many others. So what to make of this outlier from “Rotten…
  • Gallivanting Through Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Hudson River Valley, And Short Hills, New Jersey

    Lisa
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    (Reminder, Professor C., James Joyce, and The Dead on Thursday)   I’ve been gallivanting. First to Brooklyn and Manhattan to visit my son and others, then up to the Hudson River Valley for the extreme pleasure of staying at Reggie and Boy Darling‘s house, then down to New Jersey to see my best friend. It has been a wonderful trip. Highlights are perhaps in order? I arrived at my son’s apartment Wednesday night. We went to dinner. He’d bought an air conditioner to make my stay comfortable. Adult children, for the win. The next day he worked, so I took the F train…
  • Do Not Concern Yourself With My Absence, Or, Saturday Afternoon At 1:51pm

    Lisa
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Well. I am back from blog break, but apparently not back enough to manage a Saturday morning post. Neither emergencies nor crises are at fault, and probably some stories of gallivanting will follow. I hope you are in the midst of a wonderful weekend. Share on Facebook Tweet!
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  • A Thought, A Word and A Prototype

    Gena
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    I have been bugged about access to health care, and of the poor access to legit healthcare information. When have any of us been taught to access the American healthcare system? Not saying that there hasn't been an informal lessons; depending on culture.For example in certain communities you don't go near a doctor or healthcare provider unless you are halfway dead. You have to prove to the family unit that there is a reason to engage with medical care because it could mean food, the rent or long term debt.Other folks revere doctors and accept everything that comes of the mouths of healthcare…
  • Being Productive But Is It Enough?

    Gena
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:21 pm
    On my list of things to do is to get back to implementing some of my ideas; writing more; blogging more; more laundry, more recreation, more study of the Dublin Core, more, more and more.I just got a few more ideas I should work on. But first, a musical interlude from a video I recorded in 2012 and just now figured out how fixed the really bad errors and make it suck less. I uploaded the video only to find out that I have the wrong title to the song.Being productive but my humanity is showing. It is all I can do to snatch it back. Which is what I had to do with this video. I heard the lyric…
  • Mission and Pain Merchants

    Gena
    15 Jun 2014 | 7:56 pm
    It is the season for walking in the sunlight. Staring at the honey color moon. A day of wanting to pull back from the worst of social media but I can't help but notice more than a few of us ain't got our heads wrapped too tight in the skull.Yes. I now have to be specific as to which head I am referring to. On account some folks are stuck in Peen-land. But first, a little music. This is the second band that I recorded at Make Music Pasadena. The band is Dig The Kid and I do because I like enthusiast musicians.Ah, the mission.  Music has been a tool to help engage a connection with the…
  • Too Old For Music - Nah

    Gena
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:53 am
    Today is Make Music in Pasadena day. A bunch of music performers will descend on the joint and play in real time. It is about non-top 40 music. Most of these folks will have their clothes on and will be able to sing without computer enhancement.This is a good thing. Finding moments and performers you had no clue they were on the planet. I'm going even though being a cubical bunny is not preparation enough to be walking 10 or more blocks and back. Not to mention trying to find the re-routed buses that will take me home.Yet I need to walk. To see the trees. The bums and hobos interacting with a…
  • Like the Song Says...

    Gena
    23 May 2014 | 7:39 pm
    When I first saw the original music Divinyls video I thought at first it might be a step too far. Might have even thought it was vulgar. I had to think about why...which lead me to read books about re-claiming sexuality and being entitled to expression.Which you might think that would be solidified if you cross 18 years of life.  Oh no. No, no. No.Probably I should show you what I am talking about:It was one of the first commercial Roscoe Palmer songs that couldn't be shoved into a hidden corner. If you are of a certain age in MTV years you leaned that the song was an anthem for…
 
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    SEASONALITY: Embracing Change

  • THE WEATHER PLANT

    Hill Country Hippie
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Our native Texas Sage has got to be one of the dullest plants ever most of the time. But when it blooms? Oh my! Unlike most plants, however, it doesn't really have a blooming season. Instead, it blooms according to the weather. Some say you can expect rain when in blooms. Others say that's not really true, and it's just a response to fluctuations in barometric pressure or some such thing.I'm really, really hopin' this means rain.The weird thing is that we have these shrubs on both sides of our house, but only the ones on the east side are blooming. Does that mean we're only gonna get rain on…
  • MY COLOR-MAD HEAP OF LUSCIOUS

    Hill Country Hippie
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    No, I still don't know what I'm going to wear to my daughter's wedding. I think I might have the rehearsal dinner figured out though! A week or so ago I started pulling out different things I already owned, to see if I couldn't combine them in a new way to make something that would pass for "Speakeasy" style. When I was done trying things on, I looked over and saw this...an entire chair full of bluish-greyish-greenish lusciousness, which, in a totally unplanned/unconscious instance of serendipity, is my standard reply when someone asks "What color would you call your eyes?" Only they are more…
  • TO MARKET, TO MARKET

    Hill Country Hippie
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
     
  • FREAKY FRIDAY: GARDEN ART

    Hill Country Hippie
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    You all know how much I love my whirly gig and bottle trees, but did you know that my hubby too is a collector of fine garden art? No? Well, by all means, let's take a tour!Notice the way in which the gnome's hat coordinates with the bench behind it. And, of course, a garden just isn't a garden without one of these.I was going to stop here, but hubby came into the room and saw what I was doing. "But you forgot my two favorites," he whined. So back outside we went.LucyJedi GnomeHis new birdbath is fairly awesome as well.Truly a man of taste, is he not?Is it any wonder that we get along so…
  • THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: ISLAND VS. VILLAGE

    Hill Country Hippie
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Alexis And Her Buddy ChaseMy best friend and I had our first babies three months apart. I remember one day, when they were a bit older, how we got to talkin' about why they had certain character traits, and not others. Paula has worked in early childhood education her entire life, and feels like she must be the most highly-trained person around, what with all the seminars they are forever sending her to. That day she shared a little exercise with me, which she had done herself in one of those seminars.  Mr. Austin Joins The PartyShe had me take a piece of paper and list at least 10 or 12…
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  • Retirement, for baby boomers, is not a dirty word

    Cafe
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Claude Nougat, author of the new book Forever Young, has written many pieces from her home in Italy for BoomerCafé, and what they’ve shown is a woman with an active, lively life. But what does it all mean? Is this the definition of retirement? That’s what Claude writes about now for baby boomers at BoomerCafé: Retirement, she insists, is not a dirty word. When I was a young woman working for the United Nations, I sometimes came across older colleagues at the cafeteria whose heated discussions seemed to indicate that their only concern in life was retirement. I was appalled. Claude…
  • The tale of the apple core and the toilet

    Cafe
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Ah, memories… good and bad! Syndicated humor columnist Tom Purcell, who happily calls Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania his home, turns potentially bad memories into good insights, many of which are permanently recorded in his book, “Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood.” Here’s an excerpt called, An Apple Core, a Toilet. I don’t know what I was thinking: In 1973, when I was 11, I flushed an apple core down the toilet, an action I would come to regret. Writer Tom Purcell As it went, my father had remodeled our basement into a family room. He installed the inexpensive pine paneling…
  • 10 signs you were born in (or right before) the 1950s!

    Cafe
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Oh, you’re gonna like this one! Jessica Dysart over at our friends Grandparents.com has put something together that says, you’re definitely a baby boomer if you remember these Ten Signs That You Were Born In (or right before) The 1950s! You went to five and dimes. Forget the Dollar Store — you shopped at Woolworth’s. You bought candy, nuts, toy soldiers, makeup, hair clips, balloons, handkerchiefs — whatever childhood treasure you could afford with your precious nickels. And after shopping, you sidled up to the lunch counter for the most delicious sandwich and fountain soda you’ve…
  • Life is about feeling young

    Cafe
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    BoomerCafé Co-Founder and Executive Editor Greg Dobbs has always lived an intensely busy and physically active life. While the years have stacked up for him – as for all of us – Greg is looking at the core of his driving force, and part of it is feeling young. The other day I was talking with a friend here in Colorado about my physical workouts — not at the gym, but skiing hard on mountain runs in the wintertime and biking hard on mountain roads in the summer. And in the course of our conversation, I suddenly heard myself say, “I’d better get in as much of it as I can…
  • How to publish your own ebook

    Cafe
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    If BoomerCafé is all about active baby boomer lifestyles, and changing baby boomer lives, here’s a good example of both: contributor Lorie Eber’s entry into the world of publishing. ePublishing. And she’s sharing what she’s learned. We boomers like to express ourselves. We’re all convinced, rightfully or not, that we have valuable insights to share. As soon as I started my boomer blogging, I was showered with this advice: “You ought to write a book.” It sounded tempting. Dr. Lorie Eber The next thing I knew, I’d published my first eBook. For those of you wanting to express…
 
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    Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty

  • Animated Gif Monday – Dog Owns His Cone of Shame

    Going Like Sixty
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    No dummy here… this dog puts his cone of shame to good use. Heres some old fun postsCone of Shame Classic – Licker PreventionCone of Shame Classic – Eye on the BallCone of Shame Classic – Flower Pot DogCone of Shame Classic – Denise Wears a ConeCone of Shame Classic – Andrea In ConeThe post Animated Gif Monday – Dog Owns His Cone of Shame appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
  • Road Trips in Costa Rica Can Be Similar to Route 66.

    Going Like Sixty
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Taking a road trip in Costa Rica is like taking a road trip on Route 66 in the “good old days.” Route 66 was the original pathway for going across the country. It was created in 1926 and decommissioned in 1985; however, it is still possible to travel the route and see many of the original Route 66 attractions. Road trips offer a way to see things never seen before and wouldn’t otherwise be seen by airplane. To go on a road trip in Costa Rica, a vehicle needs to be running optimally. This means that spark plugs need to be good, fluids need to be checked, and tires have to have…
  • Animated Gif Monday – Homer Loses at Soccer

    Going Like Sixty
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Thanks Boomspeak Heres some old fun postsAnimated Gif Monday – Soccer in a NutshellGeeky Animated Gif Monday – Labor Day at the Beach?Geeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif Monday – HitchhikerThe post Animated Gif Monday – Homer Loses at Soccer appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
  • Cone of Shame Classic – Denise Wears a Cone

    Going Like Sixty
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Recent run of owners wearing their doggies cone of shame… here’s Denise. Heres some old fun postsCone of Shame Classic – Eye on the BallCone of Shame Classic – Licker PreventionCone of Shame Classic – Flower Pot DogCone of Shame ClassicCone of Shame Classic – Andrea In ConeThe post Cone of Shame Classic – Denise Wears a Cone appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
  • Animated Gif Monday – Got the Sloth Itch

    Going Like Sixty
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Read Boomspeak.com Heres some old fun postsGeeky Animated Gif Monday – Labor Day at the Beach?Geeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif Monday – HitchhikerGeeky Animated Gif Monday – Dirt Bike MadnessThe post Animated Gif Monday – Got the Sloth Itch appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
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  • Baseball fans baffled by jersey typo

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Baseball fans baffled by jersey typoKDVRThe Colorado Rockies gave away 15,000 jerseys at a game -- but they weren't exactly what fans were expecting.Error that angered someMore to watchApple scammed with simple trickMan suing pizzeria he robbed
  • Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in court

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in courtAPA New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez and holding her for nine months appeared before a judge Tuesday. The only 5 words he uttered More news112 cats removed from home'Karate clerk' stops mugging
  • 5 ways Pinterest can save you more money

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    5 ways Pinterest can save you more moneyAPThe social media site isn't just for fun -- it can help save you time and money too.How to save the big bucksMore in Finance Red Lobster's new image Credit score surprises to watch
  • Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachment

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachmentGetty Boehner blasted officials Tuesday over impeachment speculation. Who he blames for spurring talksMore newsTuberculosis patient arrestedMan cleared in killings seeks $8M
  • Flying object impedes firefighting effort

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Flying object impedes firefighting effortAPFirefighters in Northern California were forced to take action to avoid a mid-air collision while battling a blaze. What they sent police to investigateMore news Ramsay's surprise guest Big Papi called out on antics
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  • Baseball fans baffled by jersey typo

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Baseball fans baffled by jersey typoKDVRThe Colorado Rockies gave away 15,000 jerseys at a game -- but they weren't exactly what fans were expecting.Error that angered someMore to watchApple scammed with simple trickMan suing pizzeria he robbed
  • Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in court

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in courtAPA New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez and holding her for nine months appeared before a judge Tuesday. The only 5 words he uttered More news112 cats removed from home'Karate clerk' stops mugging
  • 5 ways Pinterest can save you more money

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    5 ways Pinterest can save you more moneyAPThe social media site isn't just for fun -- it can help save you time and money too.How to save the big bucksMore in Finance Red Lobster's new image Credit score surprises to watch
  • Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachment

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachmentGetty Boehner blasted officials Tuesday over impeachment speculation. Who he blames for spurring talksMore newsTuberculosis patient arrestedMan cleared in killings seeks $8M
  • Flying object impedes firefighting effort

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Flying object impedes firefighting effortAPFirefighters in Northern California were forced to take action to avoid a mid-air collision while battling a blaze. What they sent police to investigateMore news Ramsay's surprise guest Big Papi called out on antics
 
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  • Baseball fans baffled by jersey typo

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Baseball fans baffled by jersey typoKDVRThe Colorado Rockies gave away 15,000 jerseys at a game -- but they weren't exactly what fans were expecting.Error that angered someMore to watchApple scammed with simple trickMan suing pizzeria he robbed
  • Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in court

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in courtAPA New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez and holding her for nine months appeared before a judge Tuesday. The only 5 words he uttered More news112 cats removed from home'Karate clerk' stops mugging
  • 5 ways Pinterest can save you more money

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    5 ways Pinterest can save you more moneyAPThe social media site isn't just for fun -- it can help save you time and money too.How to save the big bucksMore in Finance Red Lobster's new image Credit score surprises to watch
  • Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachment

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachmentGetty Boehner blasted officials Tuesday over impeachment speculation. Who he blames for spurring talksMore newsTuberculosis patient arrestedMan cleared in killings seeks $8M
  • Flying object impedes firefighting effort

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Flying object impedes firefighting effortAPFirefighters in Northern California were forced to take action to avoid a mid-air collision while battling a blaze. What they sent police to investigateMore news Ramsay's surprise guest Big Papi called out on antics
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  • Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in court

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in courtAPA New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez and holding her for nine months appeared before a judge Tuesday. The only 5 words he uttered More news112 cats removed from home'Karate clerk' stops mugging
  • 5 ways Pinterest can save you more money

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    5 ways Pinterest can save you more moneyAPThe social media site isn't just for fun -- it can help save you time and money too.How to save the big bucksMore in Finance Red Lobster's new image Credit score surprises to watch
  • Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachment

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachmentGetty Boehner blasted officials Tuesday over impeachment speculation. Who he blames for spurring talksMore newsTuberculosis patient arrestedMan cleared in killings seeks $8M
  • Flying object impedes firefighting effort

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Flying object impedes firefighting effortAPFirefighters in Northern California were forced to take action to avoid a mid-air collision while battling a blaze. What they sent police to investigateMore news Ramsay's surprise guest Big Papi called out on antics
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  • Baseball fans baffled by jersey typo

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Baseball fans baffled by jersey typoKDVRThe Colorado Rockies gave away 15,000 jerseys at a game -- but they weren't exactly what fans were expecting.Error that angered someMore to watchApple scammed with simple trickMan suing pizzeria he robbed
  • Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in court

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in courtAPA New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez and holding her for nine months appeared before a judge Tuesday. The only 5 words he uttered More news112 cats removed from home'Karate clerk' stops mugging
  • 5 ways Pinterest can save you more money

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    5 ways Pinterest can save you more moneyAPThe social media site isn't just for fun -- it can help save you time and money too.How to save the big bucksMore in Finance Red Lobster's new image Credit score surprises to watch
  • Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachment

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachmentGetty Boehner blasted officials Tuesday over impeachment speculation. Who he blames for spurring talksMore newsTuberculosis patient arrestedMan cleared in killings seeks $8M
  • Flying object impedes firefighting effort

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Flying object impedes firefighting effortAPFirefighters in Northern California were forced to take action to avoid a mid-air collision while battling a blaze. What they sent police to investigateMore news Ramsay's surprise guest Big Papi called out on antics
 
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    RetirementRevised

  • The truth about Social Security and Medicare, straight from the trustees

    Mark Miller
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Trustee Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury. If you worry about the future of Social Security and Medicare, this is the week to get answers to your questions. The most authoritative annual reports on the long-term health of both programs were issued on Monday, and while the news was mixed, there are reasons to be encouraged about our two most important retirement programs. Under the Social Security Act, a board of trustees reports annually to Congress on the status and long-term financial prospects of Social Security and Medicare. The reports are prepared by the professional actuaries who…
  • Why last-minute IRA contributors are leaving money on the table

    Mark Miller
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Individual Retirement Account contributions are getting larger – an encouraging sign of a recovering economy and improved habits among retirement savers. But there is an “I” in IRA for a reason: investors are in charge of managing their accounts. And recent research by Vanguard finds that many of us are leaving returns on the table due to an all-too-human fault: procrastination in the timing of our contributions. IRA savers can make contributions anytime from Jan. 1 of a tax year up until the tax-filing deadline the following April. But Vanguard’s analysis found that…
  • The best places to retire successfully

    Mark Miller
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Minnesota just might be the best place to get old in America–if you’re interested mainly in quality health care and don’t mind cold winter weather. A state-by-state ranking of senior health gives Minnesota top honors for a range of reasons–everything from the rate of annual dental visits to the quality of nursing home beds and low rate of hip fractures. If a healthy, active lifestyle is your thing, consider Provo, Utah. It edged out other U.S. cities in a study of places for successful aging for its low rates of smoking, binge drinking, and diabetes. More than 5% of…
  • Why 401(k)s won’t offer longevity annuities anytime soon

    Mark Miller
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Longevity risk – that is, the risk of outliving your retirement savings – is among retirees’ biggest worries these days. The Obama administration is trying to nudge employers to add a special type of annuity to their investment menus that addresses that risk. But here’s the response they’re likely to get: “Meh.” The U.S. Treasury released rules earlier this month aimed at encouraging 401(k) plans to offer “longevity annuities” – a form of income annuity in which payouts start only after you reach an advanced age, typically 85.
  • Twitterverse has questions about retirement; we’ve got answers

    Mark Miller
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Twitterverse has questions about retirement. What’s the best way for young people to get started saving? Are target date funds good or bad? Should we expand Social Security to help low-wage workers? Those are just a few of the great questions I fielded during a retirement Tweet-up convened this week by my colleagues at Reuters. Since my column allows for responses beyond Twitter’s 140-character limit, today I’m expanding on answers to five questions I found especially interesting. You can view the entire chat – which included advice from personal finance gurus from…
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    Insanely Addictive. | POPSUGAR Celebrity

  • Why Daniel Radcliffe Is Just So Awesome

    Maria Mercedes Lara
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We all know and love Daniel Radcliffe for his star-making role in Harry Potter, but there is a lot more to the British actor than waving wands and practicing magic. The 25-year-old is not only full of talent - he can act, sing, and dance, all of which he's done on Broadway several times - but he's also just one seriously cool dude. With the trailer for his newest project, Horns, creating buzz online and the occasion of his most famous onscreen character (that would be Harry Potter, if you were wondering) on July 31, we thought it was high time to celebrate the man behind the magic. Source:…
  • 34 Looks Good on Bikini-Clad Gisele Bündchen

    Brittney Stephens
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Gisele Bündchen hit the beach in a black bikini during her vacation in Costa Rica on Sunday. The supermodel walked on the sand alongside her mother, Vania, and spent time playing with her kids, Benjamin and Vivian Brady, in the ocean. Gisele has been on her tropical family getaway for some time now; she shared a photo of her arrival on Instagram almost two weeks ago, doing a cartwheel on the beach with the caption "Finally on vacation!" She also soaked up the sun with her twin sister, Patricia, as the duo rang in their 34th birthday with a festive cake on the beach last week. Sadly missing…
  • All the People Nina Dobrev Could Possibly Be Dating Right Now

    Brittney Stephens
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Is it just us, or is Nina Dobrev being linked to a new superhot star every day? Ever since she and Ian Somerhalder broke up back in May 2013 - and especially since Ian recently began dating Twilight's Nikki Reed - it seems like the rumor mill has been going crazy pairing the actress up with hot Hollywood actors, most recently after this year's Comic-Con. Whether or not there is any truth to all the speculation, we have to admit that any of these guys would be lucky to date the Vampire Diaries star. Keep reading to see who Nina Dobrev has been reportedly hooking up with over the past week -…
  • Is Colin Firth Going to Be a Better Spy Than James Bond?

    Matthew Rodrigues
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    James Bond, Austin Powers, and Harry Palmer are just a few of the most famous fictional British spies to date. So consider Colin Firth the new kid on the block as he plays a spy in the upcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service. We chatted with Colin at Comic-Con about everything secret spy related, including what it was like to do his own stunts. Are you excited to check out the film when it hits theaters in October?
  • Leo Has a Shirtless Water-Gun Fight, Because Why Not?

    Lauren Turner
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Leonardo DiCaprio's Summer of fun just keeps getting better. He's been on what seems like a perpetual vacation that's taken him from the South of France to Spain (with a stop in Italy!) over the past few weeks. In addition to tanning shirtless on the deck of a yacht with his girlfriend, Toni Garrn, he's hopped in the water and hung out with pals like Kevin Connolly. His latest adventure took place on land, though, where he and friends played a carefree game of Super Soaker tag, making for some pretty hilarious photos. But the Summer getaway hasn't been all about relaxing - Leo and Toni had a…
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  • My Dear Friends, By the time you read this…

    Sherry Riter
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Catchy title isn’t it? My Dear Friends, By the time this post is automatically published and you read it, I […] ø¤º°♥ This is your reminder to come on over to my lovely blog and finish reading the rest of the post! It's worth the click!!! After reading the post, please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and on other social media platforms. ♥¨°º¤ø„¸ I look forward to your comments that you feel compelled to share with us. ❤ •.•´¯`•.• ❥ See you over there! Thank you!
  • Vision – What You See Is Not Always What You Get

    Sherry Riter
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The eyes can be very misleading if you rely on them only to make your decisions because what you see […] ø¤º°♥ This is your reminder to come on over to my lovely blog and finish reading the rest of the post! It's worth the click!!! After reading the post, please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and on other social media platforms. ♥¨°º¤ø„¸ I look forward to your comments that you feel compelled to share with us. ❤ •.•´¯`•.• ❥ See you over there! Thank you!
  • How To Get Your Way And Getting What You Want

    Sherry Riter
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Humans are basically selfish by nature. They want to get their way and get what they want when they want […] ø¤º°♥ This is your reminder to come on over to my lovely blog and finish reading the rest of the post! It's worth the click!!! After reading the post, please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and on other social media platforms. ♥¨°º¤ø„¸ I look forward to your comments that you feel compelled to share with us. ❤ •.•´¯`•.• ❥ See you over there! Thank you!
 
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    Walker Thornton

  • Q&A- My Doctor Recommends a Vibrator, What Should I Choose?

    Walker
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I got a question from a woman in her mid-50′s who is having some issues with dryness and her sexual response time.  Elizabeth* saw a doctor who gave her a prescription for Premarin and suggested she get lubricant and a vibrator. The doctor didn’t give her any suggestions about vibrators or exactly how she was to use a vibrator to help boost her sex life! She turned to me for some advice on purchasing a new sex toy. The great thing here is that Elizabeth and her husband, both in their 50′s and married for over 20 years, are working proactively to keep their sex life going…
  • Choose the Right Lubricant for Your Midlife Needs

    Walker
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
     I was contacted by a woman recently seeking my advice on lubes and vibrators. I’ll do a Q&A post later this week addressing her questions but I wanted to talk about buying lubricants separately. So, I decided to dive into my stash of lubes and the nice selection of samples Andy, at Good Vibrations sent me upon request. I chose Good Vibrations for my lube review because they have a nice variety of products (and I have an affiliate relationship with them…buy through one of my links and I will get a little money from the company) and a great article in their how-to…
  • Sex Shaming Has No Age Limits

    Walker
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Why is it that some women feel compelled to shame other women? To label their activities as slutty and dismiss their stories? It has happened to me and other women writers I know; it seems to occur when we choose to be open about our sex lives.  There will always be some self-appointed know-it-all ready to shame, judge or blame and then tell women what they “should” do.  There are no shoulds when it comes to sex…unless we’re talking about protection from disease and safety. And, even then, who invested me or you with the power to force our opinions on someone else?
  • Learn How to Step Into Your Desire

    Walker
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    I’m going to be speaking in Washington, DC on July 23. I’d love for you to come join me if you live in the area. The presentation, sponsored by The Garden DC, is geared to the midlife woman, though the conversation about desire is ageless.  You can purchase a ticket for the event here.  Step into Your Desire with Walker Thornton When we own our desire and practice ‘being’ sexy it expands both our capacity and our interest in sex. Let’s talk about ways you can adopt a new attitude towards sex.What does it mean to proclaim yourself as a sexual being? Are you…
  • Sexy Foods- Do Foods Really Have Aphrodisiacal Properties?

    Walker
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Do Foods Really Turn Us On? first appeared on Midlife Boulevard. Afterthought: Eating a fresh fig this morning I realized that what we’ve done with food to give it sensual appeal is to be in the moment–to attend to its color, shape and scent.  By being conscious of what we’re eating, and the setting, food takes on meaning. Take a look at the fig and notice the rich color, its shape, imagine the delicate taste on your tongue. Pair the plate of raw oysters with a candlelight dinner and a person you care about. The strawberry delicately touched to the tongue, the…
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