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What I want to be when I’m older


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“THIS is no costume party, this is for real!”

Presuming, of course, there’s time yet to be anything other than older, I do have some thoughts about what I’ll be then. They’re really not so much about becoming something or someone else as about going out in some style, with an image to be remembered by.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Now’s the time to enjoy the hoards


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I finally opened the last pack of three “Barely There” underwear I had bought in 2010 in the US; I didn’t really know what I had been saving them for, but I do remember how good they felt—smooth, weightless, snug.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Senior citizen wants to marry 17-year-old GF, but grownup offspring are opposed


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Nine years ago, my wife died of cancer. I was 51. During the nine-year period that I was a widower, 13 women came into my life and disappeared one by one. During the same period, my eldest son entered the seminary. In April this year, he was ordained.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Taking care of me


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“A TOAST to me,” ILLUSTRATION BY VERGEL SANTOS

The time has come to “take care of me.” Financial guru Suze Orman used the phrase to set the focus of senior priorities, and I have to admit the idea feels strangely new, and rather daunting—definitely more daunting than all the care-giving I’ve been doing as mother to four children, grandmother to five grandchildren, and an only daughter to parents who lived to 85 and 91. In fact, it’s the last experience that has drawn me to the idea of taking care of me.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Facebook and memories

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Before I wrote the first line of this article, I posted a cartoon of a writer using pen and paper and, below it, my comment: I am not writing “War and Peace” today. Only “War and Facebook” for Chit R.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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