Journal of My 49th Year: A Funeral Suit

(I’m turning 50 at the end of this year. So for the next 12 months, I’m going to tackle different parts of what turning 50 means to me. Here’s entry number six. Find the series here.) I managed to make it through the first 40 years of my life without having to attend a funeral.…

Journal of my 49th Year: What To Do About My Skin

(I’m turning 50 at the end of this year. So for the next 12 months, I’m going to tackle different parts of what turning 50 means to me. Here’s entry number five. Find the series here.) I’ve accepted the fact that no matter what I do, whether it’s exercising, eating right or praying to the…

Journal of My 49th Year: Aging With Vitality (Like My Mother)

Today is my mom’s 75th birthday. But you wouldn’t know her age when you meet her. A former newspaper editor and writer turned professional portrait photographer, she has always embraced life with a cheery optimism and a vigor that is impressive. Everybody loves her. Including my friends. Some of them love her more than they…

Journal of My 49th Year: Growing Up

(I’m turning 50 next year. So for the next 12 months, I’m going to tackle different parts of what turning 50 means to me. Here’s entry number one.) One of the best parts of getting older? Being sure enough about yourself to care less and less what other people think about you, your lifestyle and…