“Eat, Drink, Get Old”

Over dinner the other night, Ben, our 8-year old, explained that this phrase was how Koko, the signing gorilla, described a Birthday Party. Ben is fascinated by gorillas, and this one in particular, and reads everything he can on the subject. This month, several bloggers are discussing our self-image, aging, the masks we wear, why we chose the Profile Picture we use – how old … Continue reading “Eat, Drink, Get Old”

Reveling in Having Earned a Silver Hair

As the school year progresses, my 14-year old son, as well as our new 12-year old son, who is an addition to the blend we already had going, keep bringing new friends home. Our family has gotten bigger, our challenges and our joys have increased, and our schedule of activities has somehow quadrupled. Meanwhile, as I got ready for work the other day, I noticed … Continue reading Reveling in Having Earned a Silver Hair