At 75, I find my thoughts coalescing around a basic question I’m now hearing from so many folks who are on either side of sixty. That question is, “What do I do now?” It acknowledges a deep recognition that a major life change is here, or at least around the corner. At some point, more than likely at 55, 60, or 65, you will glimpse into the future and have the visceral epiphany that your life is actually finite. You accept that you will not be around forever, and, in the meantime, you’ve been granted some bonus years you didn’t expect.
All of a sudden the years of your life forward become a precious resource. You don’t want to waste them, and, Continue reading
Bruce Jenner is an Olympic champion and a transgender person. Two days ago the world learned that he’s chosen to drop his male physicality and adopt the characteristics of the gender to which he’s always felt he belonged, that of a woman. The networks’ coverage of his interview with Diane Sawyer was respectful and informative. Using his “coming out” as an opportunity to help people understand the nature of this transgender phenomenon, Bruce and Diane talked frankly and truthfully. In a way that listeners, myself included, could better understand the deep pain that many transgender young people endure. Continue reading
With this first post of the 2015 New Year, on my 75th birthday, I signal a shift.
Rereading what I’ve been posting throughout 2012 – 2014 on my three sites looking through the lens of a solo-ager living partway through the third chapter of life (60 – 90+), I’m noticing what’s been calling to me over these last years.
And then BOOM, several months ago, it finally became clear enough to share. Continue reading