Tag Archives: aging

Looking at aging with the glass half full

“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands …” If everyone were to sing this well-known ditty, which age groups would clap the loudest? 1-5 year olds? 10-20 year olds? 40-50 year olds? 70-80 year olds? If you … Continue reading

Posted in Just wondering, Life stories | Tagged , , , , , | 21 Comments

Planning the biggest party of your life, even if you can’t be there

Life provides many opportunities for parties, right? Birthday parties when you’re little. Birthday parties for your kids – one of the most stressful aspects of parenting imaginable in my books. We won’t count all those teen parties that your parents … Continue reading

Posted in Just wondering, Life stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

The joy of being a woman in her 70s – or joy at any age

This past January saw a spate of articles in the New York Times on older women. It started with Jessica Bennett’s article “I am (an older) woman – hear me roar”, followed closely by Mary Pipher’s “The joy of being … Continue reading

Posted in Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

I think I’m too old to give advice to young people

I still remember when I was 10 years old and excitedly told my grandmother that I had bought my first 45 (rpm record), Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley. I was 10; she was 75. She not only didn’t seem … Continue reading

Posted in Leadership, Life stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Go-go, go-slow, or no-go?

Go-go, go-slow, or no-go? This might be the question you ask yourself as you wake up on a weekend morning after a late night, knowing that you have lots to accomplish before the day is out. How am I feeling? … Continue reading

Posted in Life stories, Odds and Ends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Is running really 90% mental?

Lately there seems to have been a number of articles talking about the mental side of running. I’ve even seen articles recently on this subject in such unlikely places as the New York Times and the Guardian. As an old, … Continue reading

Posted in Running | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

We should be practicing for retirement our whole life

Recently I wrote a blog post in which I observed that in many ways our 9-year old grandson was practicing being retired during the week he spent with us in August. Of course, it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, a throw-away … Continue reading

Posted in Just wondering, Odds and Ends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments