David's Star (Patrick Lentz photo via Flickr.com, Creative Commons license.)
Reflections on Aging

Dance of the Shiva Queen

May 3, 2016 2

The 7:06am call was not unexpected and I knew what it was about before I even picked up the phone. I had been up since 5:30am and already did two loads of wash, ran the [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Taking the “Lone” out of Lonely

April 27, 2016 1

  The dictionary defines “lonely” as: without company; cut off from others; solitary; and sad from being alone. What loneliness does not mean is weak, boring, painfully shy, without accomplishment, or unable to make commitments. [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Tissues in the Passover Aisle

April 15, 2016 4

  by Sharon A. Siegel My local food store was quiet. I purposely went there at an odd hour that I knew doesn’t attract throngs of shoppers. I took a deep cleansing breath, as my [Read more…]

"I hope this is me in 40 years" Photo by J.B. Hill, via Flickr.com under Creative Commons License
Reflections on Aging

SEXUALITY AND AGING: The Need for Intimacy is Ageless

February 25, 2016 1

Editor’s Note: This guest post is from Terri Clark, MPH, CHES, Prevention Services Coordinator for ActionAIDS in Philadelphia. She can be reached at 267-940-5502, or via email at tclark@actionaids.org. Closeness, intimacy, and touch are lifelong [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Where Is The Welcome Mat?

February 21, 2016 2

  [dropcap]A[/dropcap] few days ago I went to my local big box home improvement store to buy a new welcome mat. My old one had worn out its welcome and the snow storm had delivered [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Table for Two

January 27, 2016 1

Editor’s Note:  This guest post is contributed by Carole Leskin. For the last few years, Tuesday has been my favorite day of the week. I wake up early, shower, dress and rush off to the [Read more…]

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