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The accidental minimalist

April 19, 2011 by  
Filed under On Life

I grew up in a house where we re-used ziplocks (the no-frills brand to boot), brown bagged it EVERY day and turned off the lights when we weren’t in the room because we wanted had to keep the electricity bill low. Who knew 30+ years later it would be all the rage…

A funny thing happened on the way through 40

March 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Just Me, On Life

A funny thing happened on the way through 40 – nothing went the way I planned. Well almost nothing, and that’s not such a bad thing…

Alone for life?

February 21, 2011 by  
Filed under On Life, Single

“I’ll be 40 in May and I’m sure I’ll never find anyone.” — So what’s the best way to respond to thoughts like this posted by women who are finding 40 to be far less than they expected?

Dangling Over the Precipice of 40

February 14, 2011 by  
Filed under On Life

by Esther Kane

Although I’m not quite sure how it happened, I turned 39 this year. This came as a huge shock as I remember my 20s so vividly- as if they were yesterday. It seems to me that once you hit 20, the process of aging accelerates exponentially until you’ve barely gotten used to the decade you’re currently in and no sooner-whoosh!