6 Reasons Getting Older Doesn’t Suck

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  There comes a time when we all begin getting older. It starts right around 40, and it happens gradually. You start to notice that you’re a little bit out of step with things – you hear music you don’t recognize, you see young actors and actresses on the cover of magazines in the supermarket and have no idea who they are. Your knees feel a little, tiny bit achy, and … [Read more...]

Why Housework Matters

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  There was an op-ed piece in the The New York Times entitled "The Case for Living in Filth"  about the role men and women play in the management of the home. Among the writers and philosophers cited in the article are Karl Marx and Simone de Beauvoir, one indication that the topic of housework and the division of labor is no small subject. … [Read more...]

12 Things I Learned at Summer Camp That are Still True

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  Where I grew up, in the suburbs of New York City, it was commonplace for children to spend eight weeks each summer at overnight camp. From as early as the age of 6 through 16 or so, many of my contemporaries were ensconced in camps across New England, each perched on a lake. Some may think sending children away for that long at such young ages is slightly barbaric, … [Read more...]

When You’re the Old People at the Wedding

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Weddings are the ultimate expression of optimism and hope. Whether small and simple or large and elaborate, a wedding signifies the beginning of a lifelong commitment between two people to stay in love and stay married until the end of their lives. This is no small thing, obviously. I've never attended a wedding where I didn't feel the enormity of what was happening as the … [Read more...]