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One Year Later- Our Boston Strong Reality

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April 18, 2014
boston strong image

BA50 loves this short reflection from a contemporary about how the Marathon bombing has affected Boston...let's continue to be Boston Strong
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No Judgments Until The End Of The Story, Please

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March 12, 2014
Would you open your car window for him?

Try to refrain from shouting out what you would have done or what I should have done, because honestly, that’s a bit like offering a comb to a bald person…
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10 Reasons To Wear A Towel In The Locker Room

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March 11, 2014
10 reasons to wear a towel

Is it normal for women to blow dry their hair at the gym in their birthday suits?
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How To Get Your Aging Parents To Accept More Help

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March 3, 2014
how do you get your elderly parents more help

Plan ahead to take advantage of an upcoming trip to visit parents or other aging relatives. These suggestions can help you make the most of a visit to transition to more help...
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How Do We Take Care Of Our Mothers?

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February 25, 2014
How Do We Take Care of Our Mothers

There was this magical thing called "quality of life," but who knew what that looked like for an elderly woman sliding into dementia? We’re all Elder Experts. Let’s share the wealth. Post your comments please.
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How Many Friends Do You Need?

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February 5, 2014
how many friends do you need

At my age I realize that I only need a handful.
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Teachings Of A Bully

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February 4, 2014
Teachings of a bully

I took a swing at Liz* and didn't miss. I had all I could take of her abusive verbal taunts, whispers behind my back and generally making my life at a Queens, New York junior high school miserable.
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Which Women Are Happier After 50

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January 22, 2014
Yeardley Smith

I found it telling that many of the chemists, politicians and educators were embracing middle age, while the actors and models were dreading the half-century mark.
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Equal Opportunity A**holes

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December 17, 2013
equal opportunity a-holes

I am not worried that this woman might recognize herself in this article. She never asked me what I did.
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This Stranger Shifted My World View

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November 26, 2013
changing worldviews

I have touched strangers before but usually it is by accident.
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Moving Across The Country By Motorcycle

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November 9, 2013
Moving Across The Country By Motorcycle

Why would we leave friends, jobs, and a familiar environment for something completely new and different?
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I’m Not A Bitch, I’ve Got Prosopagnosia

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November 5, 2013
prosopagnosia; facial blindness

But the truth is, I do give a shit. I just don’t recognize your face.
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Scary Women Vs. Scary Men

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October 29, 2013
charlize theron

It’s tricky for a female character to play a horror-queen role on the screen because, as one of my male friends put it, the phrase “scary woman" is redundant.
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Don’t Call Me An “Empty Nester”

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October 8, 2013
emerging eagle

It’s depressing, and it sucks.
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The Art Of Avoiding An Angry Email

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September 13, 2013
angry email

I am not a saint. I have sent a few choice emails in my day.
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Standing Tall On Racism

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September 11, 2013
Stand Tall on Racism

Those hate-filled calls taught me a real life lesson in compassion for those who are victimized by hatred.
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5 Life Lessons From Wise Women

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August 27, 2013
what have you done well - wise women

Eighteen women reflected on the experiences we have lived and explored future life issues.
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The Hardest Conversation

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August 20, 2013
the hardest conversation

I asked her if she wanted to talk about what was going on, about my news about having metastatic breast cancer. She did.
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Post-Menopause: Time to Play

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August 20, 2013
time to play - menopause

I can stay up late and watch a movie in bed (any movie I want).
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Healing is Exhausting and Hard Work

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August 13, 2013
healing is hard work

So we pull back on our reins, painful as that bit feels on our jaws, and we are humbled into baby steps.
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