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Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door

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My new essay Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door. Sparked by a post-election day conversation about politics and protests. How do you stay engaged and zen at the same time? It’s in the premier issue of Scoundrel Time, a … Continue reading

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I Think I Love Him

I Think I Love Him is an excerpt from my book CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush (Harper Collins, 2016).    

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Caring for Our Wounded Warriors

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“I thought I was going to spend the next few years dreaming about retirement, not taking care of my injured son.” So said a woman in her early fifties to me at a party several years ago, as she described … Continue reading

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Technology, Dating and You

The latest technology trends that are supposed to make life easier for us can add layers of complication to your dating life. Why? Technology opens the Pandora’s box of modern romance. Once you start texting, Internet stalking, and friending dates, … Continue reading

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Finding Pride and Home: The State of LGBT Housing

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Thanks, NLGJA! Honored to win your 2015 2nd place Excellence in Online Journalism Award for this.  I’m also honored to be included in Huffington Post’s Best Journalists Covering LGBT Issues writers. The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award is … Continue reading

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Love You Bushels: A Memoir of Mom

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“In my hall closet, behind the vacuum cleaner and under a pile of books, I found the box of greeting cards.”  Like many friends my age, I’m looking for ways to latch onto memories while my parent is still here. … Continue reading

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Dating 101 for Boomer Women

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When it comes to dating & relationships, I write for all ages, sexes, orientations, and…just about every type that comes to mind…getting the latest from experts, interviewing people about their experiences, offering my own thoughts, and bringing the latest research … Continue reading

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The Male Caregiver

As societal expectations catch up to the reality, the label should no longer raise an eyebrow. The sheer numbers of men in this role are impossible to ignore. Read my report on The Male Caregiver.  

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Profile of Alzheimer’s Researcher Claude Wischik

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Is this man leading us forward in the fight against Alzheimer’s?  I profiled Dr. Claude Wischik, a renowned 63-year-old researcher who’s spent the last 30 years immersed in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. He wants to change the current focus … Continue reading

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On Meditation and Purpose

Let’s have a moment of silent appreciation for meditation. It seems to be having quite the year. Media attention, such as Time magazine’s recent “Mindful Revolution” cover story, has placed it firmly in the pop-culture zeitgeist. Findings from recent studies, … Continue reading

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