When I was 75 it struck me that getting old is a bit like getting pregnant for the first time. They are both massive milestones. You have to deal with enormous changes to your physical body. Your life is has changed forever, you can’t turn back the clock and you’ll never be the same again. […]Continue reading
Ursula the cat suddenly sees her shadow and doesn’t recognise herself. Is there another cat, a mangy old cat, in the apartment?Continue reading
A kind man offered to develop my brand.
I said, I don’t think you understand
That I am extremely old
and way beyond
the need for a personal brand.
Ursula poses artfully to pass as a younger cat, motivated by her inner ageism. cc by 2.0 rachel mcalpineContinue reading
Old is a word that daily grows more vague
and more distasteful for the semi-old.
We dread the word because we dread the fact.
Older gives grammatical offence