Girlfriends: the staff of life

“To love, honour and cherish,” are words that have been uttered with much conviction in front of family and friends by most of us in our lifetime. They convey to our spouses what we naively believe to be true until death do us part. Sadly, more than 50 percent of us, however, never fulfill those promises. In fact, (more…)

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Re-living the glory days

Until this week I had never heard of #P.J. O’Rourke. Don’t know how I could have missed him. I just finished reading his latest book called “The Baby Boombaby boom bookwhich is an account of his life from the perspective of a Beta Boomer, like myself. Born in November 1947 in Toledo Ohio, he is now a high-profile American satirist, political journalist and writer. His reflections are (more…)

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But is she Oscar worthy?

Last week a friend and I went to see American Hustle. The bushel of theatre popcorn was wonderful – warm with just the right amount of salt and crunch. The gallon of American hustleDiet Coke I slurped from the holder in the arm of my chair was perfection. The seats were very comfortable. And the movie was a lot of fun with plenty of plot twists that had me guessing who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. The trickery reminded me (more…)

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Sheryl Sandberg says it like it is

As a retired businesswoman I couldn’t wait to read #Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In“, the New York Times’ best seller full of sheryl sandbertadvice for working women. Sandberg joined Facebook as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013 after six years as Vice-President of Google Inc. I must admit up front that I approached the book with a bit of prejudice. I assumed (more…)

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Let’s burn our bras – again!

As I get older and more crotchety, I'm less tolerant of things that annoy me. In an earlier post (There's no business like shoe business), I compared today's styles in high heels to the 21st century's version of foot binding. I'd now like to include bras in that category. All Boomer Broads agree that the "girls" need support. We understand that. But why does that support have to be designed solely for the eye of the beholder not the wearer. Why do bras have to be itchy, scratchy, binding, pinching…

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