The Jungle Called ‘Teenagedom’

How did I get to the middle without realizing I was on the edge? How did I enter this quagmire of parenting a teen without realizing what I was headed towards?  Did I miss the signs?  Is it like the odd time I missed using a box of hand me down clothes because my kid […]


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What’s your biological age? And does it match your passport?

It’s my birthday today. I’m 44 according to my passport. Biologically though I’m 39 or so says.  Real age is all about “living life to the youngest” and has the backing of Dr. Oz who sits on their advisory board. Harness a bit of patience, go the website, answer all sorts of questions about […]


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How old are your ideals?

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind… Nobody grows old by merely a number of years.  We grow old by deserting our ideals. (Poet Samuel Ullman, from his poem ‘Youth’, as quoted in Gods and Soldiers, the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing.) How old are your ideals? For […]


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