The Last Goodbye and Other Lasts

The Last Goodbye and Other Lasts

My husband was out of town last week on business and I had the bed to myself for four nights.  What’s unusual about that is not my husband’s absence, but that neither of my daughters took the opportunity to come snuggle with me.  They’ve outgrown it, I guess.  On the...
What I Wish I Knew About Life at 25

What I Wish I Knew About Life at 25

The Flairist, an online site targeting young, ambitious women, invited me and others to reflect on what I wish I knew when I was younger. Their angle: Life in your mid-twenties can be simultaneously beautiful and challenging. Sometimes you may find it necessary to...
Is There Life After Olympic Gold?

Is There Life After Olympic Gold?

In honor of the summer Olympics, I have to do a couple of posts about the events in London.  I find myself particularly interested in the U.S. athletes who are back for a second, third or fourth stab at the Games after they’ve already won gold.  People like Michael...
Jungle Red Writers: Signs of the Times

Jungle Red Writers: Signs of the Times

(I’m always pleased to spend time with my dear friends, the fiesty crew at Jungle Red Writers. On this guest appearance we had some fun discussing aging.) HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Happy Saturday!  I noticed the other day that my ankle was puffy.  (I promise this has...