Month: February 2016

Age perception is like price perception: erratic

How odd. When I was 75, that felt fine. 75% = a pass Reaching a deadline Achieving 3/4 of a century Roughly 70 years old A bargain Nearer to 50 than to 100. (Come again?) Now that I’m 76, that has changed. I am learning that, in my unconscious, 76 also has some more sinister characteristics. 76 = […]

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Of 10-dollar notes and 20-dollar notes and giant gerbera

On 24 February I received  one of the most mysterious, comical and metaphorical birthday gifts ever. OK, you recognise flowers, don’t you? They’re just background in this case, but apt for my current state of mind. So big, bright and bold they seem artificial — but they’re real. You know how smiling or standing up […]

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Scarlet Heels: 30 polite stories about you-know-what

Did I tell you about these stories? The Kindle cover conveys the spirit. Real women, not young, not models, not clones, striding into the sea. 26 women (and one man) talking about their experience of sex, and how it has changed their perceptions or their lives.

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The old woman she hopes to be

I enjoyed this blog post about “The old woman I hope to be.” So good to see someone thinking out loud about this and making conscious choices, don’t you think? Nancy Roman is, as she says, not quite old. Even so, I think I’ve got it now: meet one old person — and you’ve met […]

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