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Purple Side of Life

I did something wild and crazy a few weeks ago, at least wild and crazy for me. I had purple highlights put in my hair. Why, you ask? 713 more words


Parents and Peace

I’ve been absent from my posts as it keeps getting harder and harder….
there is so much I want to say and, yet, I can’t say anything… 74 more words


The Good Life?

Ahh, the Beautiful People
Living on the pinnacle of dreams
The good life isn’t always as it seems
They are all too human after all… 224 more words



It seems that this week contains the celebration of birthdays–not mine, but I get to be part of the celebrations which is even better.

Yesterday’s luncheon on the island (Alameda) was in honor of two 87 year old high school friends, and Friday’s soiree is for a couple of 70 somethings. 648 more words

Torch Song

As the great disappearing act ends –
you from me, I from am,
then from now –
murmur me a memory
of the worlds I saw in you…
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Senior Friendships: Healthy or Hutrful?

Socialization is a key component in our lives over the course of our lifetime. However, socializing and nurturing or building relationships as we age requires critical attention. 310 more words

Bring on the next stage of life.. and no I don't mean menopause

Its been a quiet summer here at Chez Chien. I’ve ridden a lot, developed some really pretty callus’s on my ass while my arms have withered to pipe-cleaners; I’ve barely drank, adopted shaved Brussel sprouts and fish as a daily obsession, and weirdly, not dated… 663 more words