Category: having children

On turning 60, it’s really happening

On turning 60, it’s really happening
Last year on the eve of my 59th birthday I wrote of my feelings about it. It was so hard for me to believe that I was entering the last year of my fifties. Then I blinked and here I am, on the last day. I am turning 60. WOW.   This birthday, this one that... Read more »

On this, the eve of my 59th birthday

On this, the eve of my 59th birthday
I am perched comfortably in my bed, occasionally looking over at the clock. Right now, it’s 11:22pm and I am still 58 years old. I am hanging on to these last moments of this age because I still have the opportunity to say I’ll be fifty something one more time. Next year, well – that... Read more »

Aging: The good, the bad and the ugly

Aging: The good, the bad and the ugly
As I was writing this blog, I was on an airplane at 30,000 feet. I was on it for nearly 10 hours and could actually feel my skin drying from the altitude and lousy air circulation. I see now that I added a few new lines to my collection. When we landed and I stood... Read more »
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San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?

San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?
Just another day. Sitting in my office as it grows dark on what was a gloomy winter day, door locked and nervous to go outside. Ridiculous I know – why would I be afraid to walk outside here? Why wouldn’t I be? Trying to get some work done on my computer as the news flashes... Read more »

Having children: Make sure you can accept them no matter what, or please don't have them

Having children: Make sure you can accept them no matter what, or please don't have them
It’s been a very long time since I plunked away at my computer to share my thoughts. Today I have to as many conversations have caused me to broach this subject: making absolutely sure that you can and will accept your child, whatever they may grow up to be, no matter what. Earlier this year... Read more »