Category Archives: Aging

Hair Gel and Birthdays

On Saturday I met my friend Jennifer at a fancy coffee place in West Berkeley.  We have stayed in touch, but the last time we were really close we spent most of our days keeping our hair frozen or stuck in some … Continue reading

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Love, Carrie Fisher, 2016, Etc.

Oh, 2016, you were a pain.  Here I thought I had survived the death of my mother, turning 40, love/career disappointments, turning 40, the transformation of my country into a Banana Republic and, climate change (holy shit, California can get cold). … Continue reading

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I ♥ 44

I remember in my early twenties studying older women (old, as in over 30), and feeling sorry for them.  How sad they must feel about the circles under their eyes and the frown lines along their mouth, the glances cast … Continue reading

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My Midlife Crisis Might Involve Childbirth And Linen Pants

I read this article about how the traditional Midlife Crisis means little to nothing to my generation (of White People) because we’re such a degenerate group of cynical slackers who can’t let go of their artistic ambitions long enough open … Continue reading

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Whoops, I Forgot To Have Kids! Oh Well…

So far my mom has been pretty chill about the whole No-Grandchildren-Or-Possibility-Of-It-Happening-Anytime-Soon situation.  However, there’s no telling what will happen Christmas morning. I could very well open a box full of toys and a maternity outfit…BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW. “Well, … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Equations

I can’t talk to my mom about any of my physical ailments because I know it will begin with, “As you get older…” YES, MOM, I KNOW I’M OLD! Still, every minute is more information I didn’t previously have. Wishing … Continue reading

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Impending Mid-Life Crisis And Other Reasons Why I Like To Spend Money

I recently saw an Old Friend/Ex-Something who, for a variety of boring reasons, ended up taking me for a ride in his new leased Mercedez. “Mid-life crisis?” “No, I just really wanted a sports car.” Same thing! But I get … Continue reading

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Going On 18

I woke up this morning, and, in that hazy half-dream state realized that I didn’t know how old I am. First I thought I was 24, and then was horrified to realize that I’m 32. Except, I’m really 38. And … Continue reading

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My Peeps

I had been feeling isolated as a writer, which isn’t hard to come by when you spend hours alone staring at a computer and waiting for the genius to pour through your fingertips (and then hating yourself when it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Oh, Very Young…

I’m still “tripping” over my high school reunion. Since I had beacoup servings of alcohol from a very generous bartender, I’m sort of still gathering images of people and bits of conversations that make-up an overall general sense of “Oh, … Continue reading

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c/o 90

High school reunion. Oh. My. God. Rum. You look great! Now, who are you? (Look at name tag). Oh, my God! Need more alcohol. What are you drinking? Senior prom date recommends a Manhattan. 1st grade group picture! (Or, was … Continue reading

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