Monthly Archives: January 2012

Elder Care Experts – Us!

expert ideas

One great way to manage the stresses of caring for elderly parents is to have a chance to think about the future before it’s knocking on your door, wiping its dirty feet on your welcome mat, barging on in and taking over your life.


“When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.” ~Gail Sheehy


“There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.” ~Madeleine K. Albright


“Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.”  ~Mae West

The Nextnik Show

We BA50ers love stories of reinvention which is why these webisodes  — by a middle aged former video editor and technical director at ABC News  —  resonate with us. They are based on a 55-year-old guy named Larry Zimmerman who has been with the same company for 25 years – and is abruptly fired. The…


“Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.” – Woody Allen

Watching Them Watching Me Modern Love

My eyes are welled up as I read this piece. What a beautiful story of a husband/father’s perspective of losing his wife of 25 years and his sensitve insights.

In Cat Years

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I don’t know whether I need him more in this transformative phase of my life, or whether it is he who clings to me, but whatever it is, we’re in it together.

Reconnecting with My Former Self

reconnecting with myself

I just got back from visiting my parents in Dallas where I spent my teenage years. Now that my mom can no longer travel (advanced Alzheimer’s – a story for another day), I find myself there quite often and have started to re connect with friends