Karla Araujo

Karla Araujo

Karla Araujo is a freelance writer in Washington, DC and on Martha's Vineyard. She's written everything from Triscuit boxes to interviews with personalities like the late Walter Cronkite and Carly Simon. Most important of all, she's been assured she's way Better After 50.

Father of My Dreams

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For fifty years, our relationship was tense and volatile…I have to admit that my new father, the one who emerged from his chrysalis, is the one I’ve always wanted.

The single life: Some people never find the love of their lives. And live to tell about it. (Washington Post)

Interesting feature about women – and men – 50+ who have never married. It explores the myths and realities of remaining single into mid-life and beyond. Food for thought for both the uncoupled and the coupled. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/some-people-never-find-the-love-of-their-lives-and-live-to-tell-about-it/2012/01/13/gIQAB0S43Q_story_4.html

The Unmarrying Kind

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I got engaged in 1979 when I was 23 because I fell in love – with an antique sapphire and diamond ring. I know, I know, I was supposed to be in love with the man who bought it for me but, looking back, I’m not sure that was the case.