Welcome to the 60s

Well, hello 60. Cue the Hairspray music, "Welcome to the 60's."   Yes, I'm 60 years old. Doug planned a little party for me and announced in the invitation that "Her age has finally caught up to her era." My age now represents my era of hippies, women's lib, The Beatles, peace, flower power, countercultural activities, revolution, and protests against social norms. So for my 60th birthday,  I had a little countercultural, revolutionary experience of my own. Call it an epiphany -- … [Read more...]

In Honor of October

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am reprinting this blog I wrote in response to a salon.com “open call” on the question, "What can’t you bring yourself to throw away?" While it's a sad reminder of a period of my life I don't want to revisit, it's also a reminder that breast cancer is real, and still affecting far too many people. Let this be a reminder that screenings and early detection saves lives. Early detection definitely saved mine. It sits on the top shelf of my closet, … [Read more...]