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The first time I saw my brother, Jimmy, he was 60 years old, and I was standing at his hospital bedside in the town of Dunkirk, N.Y. He was intubated with intractable pneumonia and lay in a drug-induced sleep, his sparse ginger hair so different from the rest of my brunette family. His ID bracelet showed his birth date: June 26, 1953, exactly 18 months after mine. Until that moment, I hadn’t known his birthday. Read More »
It might be funny to watch a 40-ish single mom try to pass as a 20-something to get her old publishing job back on the new TV series “Younger.” Or the middle-aged protagonist of another show, “Happyish,” try to hang onto his advertising job after a pair of callow Swedish boy geniuses take over his company.
But it’s probably more amusing if you aren’t 60-something and watching while downing your fourth glass of wine…Read More »
A recent Wealth Matters column (“Measuring College Prestige vs. Cost of Enrollment”) described an unemployed father whose daughter was offered a full scholarship to college. Yet he planned to pay a $32,000 annual tuition bill so she could attend her more prestigious first-choice college instead.
Think that’s crazy? I don’t. Four years ago, my family faced the same quandary…
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“What do you think of this?” our 21-year-old daughter asked as she emailed her cover letter for a job application to me and my husband. “Too long,” I said before hitting “send” to shoot my own letter over to them. “Okay,” I said, “now read mine.”
The first time I realized that my daughter was actually mothering me, she was all of 7 years old. We were at a summer pool party thrown by my ad agency’s creative director…Read More »
If you’re lucky enough to live long enough, here’s what happens. You lose ten pounds. Nobody notices. You get a new outfit or a new hairstyle, you switch from caramel highlights to deep russet. Nobody says a word.
Hey, what’s up with that, you think…..Read More »