Category: Middle Age

Brooke Kimbrough And The Teachable Moment

I had a reality check thanks to a disappointed seventeen year old in Michigan. And I’m a better woman for it. Brooke Kimbrough is a Detroit high school senior who when rejected by the University of Michigan, staged a protest criticizing the University’s admissions policies as racist. Despite her high grades and decent ACT score,... Read more »

The Salsa Contest: The Unexpected Happens

Telling my boyfriend that the salsa and dip contest was in gay bar was the least of my concerns as walked in the bar on competition day. He raised his eyebrows a little, asked a few more questions about the bar and joked that he would be glued by my side but for the most... Read more »

The Salsa Contest

I celebrated a birthday this past weekend. Since I’m halfway between milestone birthdays there was no excuse to have a huge gathering but I did want to do something to mark the occasion. But what? What does a middle aged woman do to mark the anniversary of her birth? Then I saw it. The call... Read more »
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Blackhawks Fever: Chasing The Stanley Cup Is Best Left To Young(er) People

God my head hurts. And my mouth is dry.  And I have seemingly lost my will to live. All from attempting to find the Stanley Cup Tuesday night. After being the model of responsibility on Monday night and staying in to watch game six, I got the crazy idea in my head to attempt to... Read more »

Aging Gracefully: An Fortysomething's Perspective

I am not the woman I was twenty years ago. And I’m okay with that.  Strike that—I’m elated with that. Yet you start to notice things as you get older; some good and some bad. If you’re lucky, your experiences will give you a broader perspective on life.  Things that used to matter take on... Read more »