The Aging Perspective

The Envelope Please

The Envelope Please

It's 2022, and like every year, the Academy Awards sneak up on my calendar. "Of course, it's March!!"  I enjoy and look forward to them but not like the many millions that tune in five hours before to watch the fashion critique. ------Okay, I said it, but that's just me. I have my own thing about the Oscars. One of my most cherished Academy Awards nights was in Chicago in 1986. I was visiting my sister and dear friend John who were both there on business. My first trip to the Windy City did not disappoint me. Aside from being...

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Before Maude there was Mary. A tribute to my grandmother and the other lady....

Before Maude there was Mary. A tribute to my grandmother and the other lady....

     It was 1971, and two things that remain filed deep in my memory are getting my driver's license and seeing the marquee sign above the Ridgeway Theater in Stamford, Connecticut, for the movie Harold and Maude. And thus, began my Mother Goddess worship for Ruth Gordon, the feisty, mature actress who played Maude alongside her beloved young Harold. Surprisingly, as quickly as my infatuation developed, it continues today. Just saying her name is an affirmation for positive thoughts and rising above mediocrity. "Vice, Virtue. It's best not to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality. If you apply...

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TURNING THE PAGE

TURNING THE PAGE

There is something so notable in the touch of a corner of a book page. Pulling it back, away from the next one, in those few seconds, as if you put an open hand behind your ear, you give full attention to the writer.  The silent pause then draws you further into the story. 

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Fashion Capes, The Most Timeless Utility

Fashion Capes, The Most Timeless Utility

When I put on a cape, I feel lifted under the fabric while feeling unrestricted and free. Alongside is a sense of sophistication, in contrast to feeling plain ordinary.

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A Place That Collects All The Treasures

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A Place That Collects All The Treasures

The minute you open the doors, your imagination takes you onto the pages of an authentic J. Peterman catalog[1], where romantic prose and memories join together and breathe life into secondhand retail stores. When family treasures that have left the physical world only to show up in strange new places, it is there we remember.  It is why so many are enchanted with consignment, vintage, and secondhand shops, for they have existed as far back to the Renaissance era. One-of-a-kind, it's a hit or miss, and when you find that special something, it's like striking gold. Whether you’re on the...

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