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  • Did you ever want to read one of my books…

    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!
    midlifecrisisqueen
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    but couldn’t spend the bucks? “How to Believe In Love Again” Kindle edition is FREE for one more day!
  • Stealing a Page From the Boomers’ Playbook

    The New Old Age
    By JANE GROSS
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    A member of the “aging industrial complex” starts a campaign against ageism.
  • Midlife Blogging: Some Thoughts on Where We Are Today

    MidLifeBloggers
    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.
  • Black and White Photographs of Russia in 1944

    vintage everyday
    John VE
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
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  • Steak Calories Comparison

    Steves Midlife Crisis
    ironik
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Steak is regularly thought of an unhealthy food. While steak does have high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat, it is also a very good source of protein and nutrients. In moderation, steak is usually a worthy addition to most diet plans. Unique cuts of meat have various nutrient profiles, so go for lower calories in steak if probable. For the reason that steak naturally includes no carbohydrates, all the steak calories come from protein and fat. Fat content greatly affects total calories. A 3 oz.. serving of best round steak (lean) consists of 178 calories though a 3 oz. serving of prime…
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    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!

  • Did you ever want to read one of my books…

    midlifecrisisqueen
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    but couldn’t spend the bucks? “How to Believe In Love Again” Kindle edition is FREE for one more day!
  • 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 Boulder, Loveland and Fort Collins since childhood, it strikes me as quite strange that I live in such a nice small town.  Then I get a bit of 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…

    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

  • 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
  • Quotidian Musings, Food-related

    Jane Gassner
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    So for some sixty years, I have harbored this ambition but, lo!, I have now satisfied it. Life is good.
 
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    vintage everyday

  • Black and White Photographs of Russia in 1944

    John VE
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
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  • Wonderful Color Photographs of Los Angeles in 1952

    John VE
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    200 block of South Main St. Los Angeles on SundayLooking up Main St. from 2nd St. toward City Hall Los Angeles100 block of South Main St. on Sunday Los AngelesLos Angeles City Hall looking down Harlem Place from 2nd St.Broadway between 2nd & 1st streets Los Angeles-SundaySee more »
  • Costumed people, ca. 1940

    John VE
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
  • Old Photographs of Britain in the Mid-19th Century

    John VE
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    Francis Bedford (1816 - 1894) was a prolific and well-respected photographer of the mid-19th century. He is best known for his numerous topographic and architectural views of Britain. In 1857 Bedford became a member of the Photographic Society and in 1862 he was invited to accompany the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII (1841 - 1910), as official photographer on a tour of the Middle East. During the 1860s and 1870s Bedford travelled extensively throughout Britain, taking hundreds of views of British scenery. He was assisted by his son, William (1846 - 1893) whose work is almost…
  • Peak-a-boo bathing girls, Revere Beach, Boston, ca. 1920s

    John VE
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    Photographer: Leslie Jones (via)
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    Steves Midlife Crisis

  • Steak Calories Comparison

    ironik
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Steak is regularly thought of an unhealthy food. While steak does have high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat, it is also a very good source of protein and nutrients. In moderation, steak is usually a worthy addition to most diet plans. Unique cuts of meat have various nutrient profiles, so go for lower calories in steak if probable. For the reason that steak naturally includes no carbohydrates, all the steak calories come from protein and fat. Fat content greatly affects total calories. A 3 oz.. serving of best round steak (lean) consists of 178 calories though a 3 oz. serving of prime…
  • Lose Weight Naturally How To

    ironik
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Individuals who desire to slim down are consistently battling to seek out a solution that will work. Obesity is around the boost and during the last 10 years, it has risen by a massive 20%. Folks are becoming ever conscious to adopt a healthful lifestyle. You will discover thousands of products available available providing quick weight loss cures, all promising fast effortless strategies to lose weight. Even though some may perhaps present short-term outcomes, for most circumstances the load is place back on, as well as in some instances much more weight as compared to was lost. Natural…
  • Solo Ads for MLM Guidelines

    ironik
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Solo ads are one of by far the most powerful marketing tools you can use for rapid and straightforward marketing. Sadly the correct power of working with solo ads to promote your web page is falling well below what it could be. A lot of emphasis has been placed on the ‘how to create a solo ad’, but really little sensible assistance on which to accomplish to boost the effectiveness of solo ads. When the writing of the solo ad is very significant, there’s nonetheless a different mountain to climb. Let’s say you’ve got just written the world’s greatest solo…
  • Solo Ads Critique

    ironik
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Solo ads are one of the most highly effective marketing tools you may use for quick and straightforward advertising. Unfortunately the correct energy of utilizing solo ads to promote your website is falling well below what it might be. Many emphasis has been placed around the ‘how to write a solo ad’, but extremely small sensible assist on which to complete to enhance the effectiveness of solo ads. When the writing of a solo ad is extremely essential, there is certainly nevertheless a different mountain to climb. Let’s say you’ve got just written the world’s…
  • Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan Tutorials

    ironik
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    A lot of men and women prefer Hampton bay ceiling fans in recent times. Power conservation – that’s the keyword that is needed when these fans are regarded. Existing consumption is growing worldwide and likewise, electrical organizations are growing the electricity charges. In such a situation, it is understood why men and women are looking for feasible ceiling fans from Hampton bay. In this short article, we shall look into several of the positive aspects which can be realized by opting http://hbceilingfans.net. The principle advantages will be the new technologies ideas that…
 
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    Whose shoes are these anyway?

  • 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
  • Man jumps into Lake Pontchartrain, saves Causeway driver

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    1 Jun 2014 | 12:19 pm
    As I drove across the Causeway Friday above Lake Pontchartrain in the middle of a rainstorm, I considered the possibility of my car careening over the rail due to an out-of-control-vehicle (that's a thing here, wondering whether you'll go over guard rail while crossing some body of water), and I thought, "Nobody would rescue me in this kind of weather." Cars flipping over the Causeway
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • 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…
  • Road Tripping – Day #12

    Suzanne
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    My brain is turning to mush. Is it really Day #12 of my road trip? What day of the week is it? Where am I? It’s all turning into one big road trip blur. (It’s a good thing I have all my photos to keep things straight!) I’m in Monterey, California now. Monterey, CA:  Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. Yesterday, I traveled from Mendocino down through beautiful Anderson Valley. I’m gradually making my way towards home. California sure is a gorgeous state. It was raining when I arrived in Monterey. I checked into my hotel and took an…
  • Road Tripping – Day #11

    Suzanne
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m in Mendocino, California. It’s nice to be back in my home state. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Mendocino before. (Unless I was here as a very young child.) It was a treacherous, white knuckle, drive to get here. I even had to brake suddenly for a fawn who decided to walk in front of my car. She was adorable. It’s beautiful here – forest meets sea. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I spent the afternoon of Day #11 hiking in Van Damme State Park. It was, quite simply, breathtaking. I’ll try to get some pictures…
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    Anali's First Amendment

  • 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 fruits
  • 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
  • Happy National Ice Cream Day!

    Lisa Johnson
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Today is officially National Ice Cream Day! But don't worry if you have no ice cream to celebrate today. July is National Ice Cream Month! So you still have a few days left. Not that any of us limit our ice cream intake to one month or season. I was well aware of the day and month in advance, because one of my writing assignments was researching the legal issue of alcohol infused ice cream.
  • The Drama Over Other People's Food Choices

    Lisa Johnson
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    This is the food in my fridge right now. I haven't shared this type of food picture in a while. Not terribly controversial at first glance. Well, at least to me. The meat industry would probably not be particularly pleased. I'm getting ready to make some deviled eggs and I have some ginger simple syrup ready to add to my Pukka Love ice tea as the amount gets low. Hopefully my mention of
 
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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’ debut on The Ed Sullivan Show… Neil Armstrong’s […]
  • 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

  • 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…
  • Switcheroo – try something new

    Candelaria Silva
    26 May 2014 | 7:24 am
    If you can’t get what you want, could you learn to want something else? People do this every day. They make a new dream when they realize that an old dream isn’t being realized. Instead of having one goal that you focus on singularly, could you come up with a list of goals that you pursue in tandem? Some people make a list of things that want to achieve or do and they pursue them, accomplishing whatever comes first and moving on to the next. Sometimes it feels like there’s no choice, but there is.  Sometimes everyone else seems to have what you don’t have as you look at the outside…
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    Granny Sue's News and Reviews: West Virginia Storyteller Granny Sue's Daily Blog

  • 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…
  • The Hit Parade

    Granny Sue
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Every now and again I check my blog statistics to see what posts attract the most visitors. It's interesting, you know, to see what people are into. Here's the current list of Top 10:Christmas Story: The Christmas SpiderDec 10, 2007, 1 comment6004Mincemeat TartsNov 23, 2008, 6 comments4321That Old Newspaper from 1942Sep 28, 2010, 10 comments4114More from the 1942 newspaper, and this week: a bus...Oct 11, 2010, 6 comments2891Crisp Dill Pickles--With SalmonJul 26, 2009, 15 comments2737Easy Way to Freeze CornJul 22, 2009, 8 comments2374Echo SongsNov 16, 2009, 4 comments1973Making Apple Butter…
  • Surrounded by Flowers

    Granny Sue
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    My flowerbeds aren't exotic or fancy; most of my flowers are old-time varieties dug from yards of old houses or given to me by friends. They're hardy and dependable (just like old houses and old friends, come to think of it). This summer the bloom seems prettier than ever, though. Recent pics from around the gardens:Above, a tiger stalks tonight...oh wait, it's only Soldier.Volunteer sunflowers below, planted by the birds.Bee balm, or bergamot, whichever you choose. The bees love it, and so do I, for its fragrance and color.The flowerpot painted by granddaughters at least ten years ago. Now…
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  • 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…
  • Even Better Better Than Miracle Whip

    Jan
    27 May 2014 | 7:58 am
    Oh, look – I’m alive! Sorry for the lack of posting, but real life has been, well, real.  Our garden is coming along quite nicely, although that is more Beloved’s doing than mine. The man has been a gardening maniac; I will have pictures soon.  The Young One is home for the summer, and gainfully employed – HOO. RAY.  Darling Daughter has completed her two week certification course for becoming a state tested nursing assistant; she’s busy looking for a job and studying to take the state test (they make them wait a minimum of 7 to 10 days after completing 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 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!
  • The Return Of Professor C. And Suggested Preparations

    Lisa
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    As some long time readers know, now and again my esteemed professor papa writes for us. Theme?  Great Literature And Movies Wot Got Made Of Them. More elegantly said,  he has posted on several literature-based movies, Age Of Innocence, Wings of The Dove, and Passage to India, among others. This time he’s written us a piece on on James Joyce’s very short novel “The Dead,” and the movie John Huston made of it. The book is available here, and here for those who shun Amazon. The movie can be found on Amazon Instant Video and, while not on Netflix, it is on YouTube in…
  • LPC Is At The Highland Fashionista Today

    Lisa
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    I took advantage of my blog break to deliver on some long-delayed commitments. I hate when I fail to do as promised, everything feels off balance, but the world is now back on its axis. As evidence, today I’m over at Kristin’s wonderful blog, Highland Fashionista. I hope you read her, she’s funny and gorgeous, with a wicked eye for sporty style – with a touch of rocker. The question she asked was, “Ought you change your style when you turn 40?” I answered by telling the story of my 40th birthday party, which you’ve heard before, here, but this time…
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    Out On The Stoop

  • 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

  • THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: OUR DESIGNER CHILDREN

    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…
  • MARKET SCENES: BARKITECTURE

    Hill Country Hippie
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    I'm up to my eyeballs now in Junelle Jacobsen's Farmers's Market art class. Her first assignment was to go to a local market and gather inspiration in the form of photos, sketches, notes, vendor-chatting, sample-tasting or whatever. Well, that's been one of my very favorite activities ever since moving to the Hill Country, and my i-photo files have about a bazillion pics to prove it! So my first task was to scroll back through five or six years worth of photos and move the best market shots over into a special folder, for easier access. It took a while! Whilst doing so, I noticed this shot.A…
  • MANLY EATING

    Hill Country Hippie
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Yes, that Bloody Mary actually has bacon in it!I hesitate to post about where we ate this weekend, lest you think I'm trying to hasten my hubby's demise. I can only say, it was not my doing.Hubby discovered this place called Franks, just off 6th St. in downtown Austin, when he was out exploring one day. He knew in an instant that he had to bring his buddy Toad there some day, and Saturday was the day.We actually got there a little before 11:00, and I was shocked to see that it was already open -- and packed! Apparently they serve more than just hot dogs and cold beer. Above you see their Big…
  • ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?

    Hill Country Hippie
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Why yes, we are!A little photo booth fun with our besties, Paula and Tim, at Frank's in Austin. More about Frank's to come.
  • A MOTHER-DAUGHTER ADVENTURE

    Hill Country Hippie
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    My friend Pam posted this week about the wonderful little apartment in Paris -- near the Eiffel Tower and Rue Cler, my favorite foodie street -- where her family goes to stay about once a year. It got me to thinkin', about the time I offered to take my daughter to Paris, and she turned me down! I realized that we hadn't done a mother-daughter getaway since I took her to look at colleges, and here she is 31, and fixin' to get hitched! So I made the offer again. And she turned me down again -- but with a legitimate reason this time, since the wedding itself was going to use up all of her…
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    BoomerCafé ... it's your place

  • 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…
  • How to set your baby boomer fitness goals

    Cafe
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Many people at our age look at the calendar, then look at the flab in their midsections, and say, “Well, time to slow down.” But our friend and fitness guru Bob Merz says, they’re going in precisely the wrong direction. Which is why he wrote this piece for BoomerCafé called, Setting Your Boomer Fitness Goals. Goals, objectives, targets … we set them or establish them throughout our lives. And by the time we’re Boomers we’ve set plenty and hopefully reached at least most of them. Has one of your objectives been to be really fit, maybe for the first time in your life? No? Well it…
  • We baby boomers are so much older now!

    Cafe
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We love this story from writer Carol Viau of Waynesville, North Carolina — we love it, because any of us, any of you, could have written it. She sums it up with eight simple words: We baby boomers are so much older now! On a summer walk at Lake Junaluska in western North Carolina, a young family passed me going in the other direction. I overheard the daughter, who looked to be about 9, say to her younger brother, “When you’re 45, you’ll be a lot older than you are now.” Wow, I thought to myself. How about adding another 20 years to that — and you have millions of Baby Boomers…
 
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    Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty

  • 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.
  • Animated Gif Monday – It’s Started Raining Again

    Going Like Sixty
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    We enjoyed our “little summer” break from the rains, but the two weeks are over and the regular afternoon rains are returning. Heres some old fun postsAnimated Gif Monday – Dog on Dog Ends Up in BushesAnimated Gif Monday – Another Rainy Day in AtenasIf This is Costa Rica Rainy Season – We’ll Take…June Rain to Hitchhiker Ratio is in Transition15 7/8 inches of Rain Fell at Guacimo De Atenas in SeptemberThe post Animated Gif Monday – It’s Started Raining Again appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
  • Cone of Shame Classic – Adam Connects With Sally

    Going Like Sixty
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Heres some old fun postsCone of Shame Classic – Flower Pot DogCone of Shame Classic – Licker PreventionCone of Shame Classic – Eye on the BallCone of Shame ClassicCone of Shame Classic – Denise Wears a ConeThe post Cone of Shame Classic – Adam Connects With Sally appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
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  • Cooper didn't look like this after weight gain

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    24 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
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  • Cooper didn't look like this after weight gain

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
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    24 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
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    24 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
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  • Fatal hospital shooting leaves 2 others injured

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
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  • Fatal hospital shooting leaves 2 others injured

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
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  • UN school caught in Gaza cross-fire

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    24 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
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    24 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Fatal hospital shooting leaves 2 others injuredAPA gunman opened fire in a suburban Philly hospital only to be stopped by a doctor defending himself with his own gun.The search for a motive continuesMore news headlinesCNN freelancer abducted in UkraineObamacare website sees spike
 
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    RetirementRevised

  • 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…
  • Retirees: Have you checked bank CD rates lately?

    Mark Miller
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Getting  low-risk yield has been one of the toughest challenges for retirees ever since the financial meltdown of 2008-2009. Interest rates are near zero, and many retirees are nervous about bonds out of fear that rates might jump. All of which leaves a simple question: How about a good old-fashioned certificate of deposit? Retirees desperate for yield can find some respectable deals these days on CDs. The yields may not sound sexy, but there’s also is no risk to principal and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation protects accounts up to $250,000. There’s nothing new about the higher…
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  • POPSUGAR Shout Out: Fifty Shades of Grey Mayhem

    Ryan Roschke
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion Spice up your relationship with this 30-day challenge - Love & Sex Learn 5 new things about Benedict Cumberbatch - Celebrity & News Flip through Ikea's newest catalog - Home Cook the perfect quinoa every single time - Food 10 reasons to be grateful for grandparents - Moms Video: Master the art of tying a sarong, Beyoncé style -…
  • Naya Rivera's 12 Sexiest Instagram Snaps

    Alyse Whitney
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Naya Rivera can't resist a sexy Instagram picture. The Glee star frequently flaunts her body on social media, whether it's in a bikini-clad snap or showing off a plunging neckline. Over the weekend, she secretly married longtime friend Ryan Dorsey and immediately shared photos of herself in her swimsuit while riding a horse. Keep reading to see all of her sexiest pictures, and then check out more stars showing off their bikini bodies on Instagram and play our bikini bracket! Source: Instagram user nayarivera
  • Then and Now: A Rose Byrne Time Machine

    Laura Marie Meyers
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Australian actress Rose Byrne turns 35 on Thursday, so to celebrate, we're taking a look back at her Hollywood evolution. From her hilarious character in 2011's Bridesmaids to her funny turn in Neighbors to an upcoming role in This Is Where I Leave You, she's had an exciting couple of years in the spotlight, but she's been making memorable movie appearances for more than a decade. Back in 2002, Rose played Dormé in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones before starring alongside Brad Pitt in 2004's Troy. Since then, she's won over fans with her style, too, regularly turning heads with…
  • This Will Convince You That Jamie Dornan Is the Perfect Christian Grey

    Maria Mercedes Lara
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Jamie Dornan was cast as the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey back in October 2013, but some fans are still a little upset that the film version of Christian Grey won't be exactly how they imagined him. The anti-Jamie sentiments popped back up on Thursday when the official trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey was released. Frankly, the backlash completely baffles us, not just because we know Jamie is a good actor, but also because, well, have the critics looked at him? To help sway the haters to our side, we've put together a helpful guide as to why they should be happy that the model will be Mr.
  • Forget Jamie Dornan, Meet Dakota Johnson's Real Christian Grey

    Maria Mercedes Lara
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Dakota Johnson traded Christian Grey for Drowners frontman Matthew Hitt on Wednesday when the young couple hit the streets of NYC for a PDA-filled walk. It isn't clear how long the two have been dating, but Dakota was most recently involved with actor Jordan Masterson, and he had visited Dakota on the set of Fifty Shades of Grey back in January. Matthew, meanwhile, knows a thing or two about dating famous kids (Dakota is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson) as he was previously linked to Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, the daughter of Amanda de Cadenet and Duran Duran's Nigel John…
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  • 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!
  • Selfie At Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, Virginia

    Sherry Riter
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    I took one selfie with my cell phone during my relaxing day at Pocahontas State Park yesterday. All the green […] 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!
  • 7 Steps To Obtain Inner Peace – White Puffy Monkey Bread Clouds

    Sherry Riter
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:32 am
    In the middle of Pocahontas State Park located in Chesterfield, Virginia, I stretched out on my back on a quilt […] 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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  • 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…
  • Fireworks in the Bedroom

    Walker
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    It’s been hot here in Virginia this last week. Sizzling hot. I live on a wooded lot without much sunshine. My back deck is surrounded by trees and offers a pretty isolated spot for private visits or quiet early morning meditation. One fantasy of mine that came to mind, not fruition, this week involves hot summer days, blaring sun and a out-of-doors tryst. There is a small sliver of the deck that gets sunshine around midday—the perfect spot for a hot lunchtime romp. Making love outside in the hot sun, discreetly surrounded by greenery but still feeling like you’re…
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