Author: drjeri

Where Do I Buy It? NOW!

My neighbor yelled at me because I put the garbage out two hours early. The guy behind me in a shiny black Dodge Ram honked at me because I stopped at a stop sign. The woman next in line in the supermarket growled because I was too slow digging out my credit card. Disgraced. Merriam-Webster defines disgraced as a source of shame – losing favor or s...Read More

Chew on This . . . Gently

Remember the good old days of Bazooka bubble gum and corn-on-the-cob? When the tooth fairy liked you? Today many of our 32 permanent choppers have aged into dazzling fake news called crowns, implants, veneers, and bridges. They have fighting names like wisdom (if you still have any), incisors, and canines. We brush, floss, and whiten our treasured ...Read More

Smile! It’s a Good Hair Day.

  Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair -Refrain from “Hair”   Remember the good old days of Hair and The Age of Aquarius? When hair was an act of rebellion? Some things never change. Hair (or lack of it) helps shape who we are. 13th century Lady Godiva rode her horse through the streets of Coventry, dressed only in her long hair. R...Read More

How Many Words Does It Take?

  There are a lot of words in our lives. The Oxford English Dictionary lists 171,476 words in current use, not including 50,000 words labeled obsolete, technical, regional, new, and invented by people like The Orange Man in the White House.   Think covfefe and braggadocious. The rest of us own fewer words. The average English-speaking adult kn...Read More

Forget the Russians….The Beeps Are Taking Over!

Beeps are on the attack. How many are there in an hour? Let’s count. I cooked dinner in the microwave – two beeps to choose the time, one for the start button, and a double beep when the food was hot. Two more beeps when I didn’t take it out it fast enough. While waiting for dinner there were two beeps when I left the refrigerator door open t...Read More

Number Love

Numbers were never my friend. Until now. In the old days I was terrible in math, messed up on calculators, and always miscounted the number of place settings at holiday dinners. I even lost at Gin Rummy. Things have changed. Today we’re drowning in numbers. From calculators, statistics, and blood pressure machines to Sudoku and card games, it’s num...Read More

Are You Nuts?

Nuts are good for you. Experts say we should eat more nuts to live longer. Those crunchy little nuggets demand to be regulars in our lives. You can get them in any supermarket or, if you’re so inclined, go premium, natural, or organic. They’re plain, raw, roasted, salted, or served in the shell – all very respectable. Nutella and fudge nut br...Read More

Help! There’s Someone in My Sandbox!!!

My husband just retired. He’s a great guy. I love him dearly. He just doesn’t belong in my sandbox. There’s an old saying, “I married you for better or worse, not for lunch.” Now I know the truth in those words. In Japan, it’s estimated that 60% of the older female population suffer from RHS – Retired Husband Syndrome. ABC News described the sympto...Read More

We Are Grand!

It began before they were born. We had the critical job of choosing names. Not names for the shadowy figures in the sonograms but names for ourselves. Grandma and Grandpa? Gemma and Poppa? Glamma and Pops? To the horror of our kids we chose Nana and Poppy. They hated it instantly. That should have been a sign. After all, what do we know about babie...Read More

O My Achy Feet

Some people have pretty feet. Others have ugly feet. By the time you’re afterfiftyliving, we all have rebellious feet. Look at it this way. Our feet put in an average 5,117 steps a day or about 912 miles a year. That means by the time you’re after 50, you’ve walked about 45,600 miles or over 16 times the distance between your favorite ice cream sho...Read More

Wrinkles ‘R Us

Everyone has them. Everyone hates them. Wrinkles mean we’re aging or spending too much time in the sun. Maybe it’s fake news. Wrinkles are really our purple hearts – rewards for life well lived (or fought). If you have wrinkles, like most afterfifty-ers, you should be proud. This woman from Nepal looks proud of her wrinkles and age. Of course, they...Read More

How Big Is YOUR Heart?

Everyone claims they have a big heart. As our President contends, there’s a lot of fake news out there. Consider the real thing – a blue whale. A blue whale’s heart is the size of a small golf cart – unlike The Donald’s supersized vehicles. The whale’s heart weighs about 400 pounds – big enough to squeeze your head in its aorta – although it’...Read More

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