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Post Update: Thanks to some helpful staff of the Minnesota State Legislature, I am happy to report I now have my health care policy in place and retroactive to the beginning of 2014.  I do not like to use my blog and social media platform for this purpose, but I felt I was out of […]

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*Tree of Life image created by Marian Osher ©2001 and now used with her permission. It was last November.  I was writing a post about my mother’s final days on this earth. Mom had battled Alzheimer’s for more than eight years, and her sad, long journey was almost at an end. The image I chose […]

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It is that time of year again.  Almost daily, I receive an invitation or update in my inbox about upcoming blogging conferences.  Since I started blogging three years ago, I’ve attended my share of blog events, from small gatherings with only a handful of attendees to huge conferences with thousands of bloggers from far-flung locations. […]

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A friend called me last night.  The conversation went something like this: Her: “Ummm. I read your post about your mom.  About how you pray she will die soon, even though you don’t believe in god.” Me: “Yeah. That seemed to strike a nerve.  I had a lot of feedback.” Her: “I also read your […]

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Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. If someone would have told me five or six years ago I would be addicted to a social media platform named Twitter, I […]

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Whenever I’m feeling a bit down, I know my spirits will be lifted considerably by visiting the comments section of my blog. No, not the sane, thoughtful comments that are visible to you, the reader.  While your insightful, mainstream offerings are very much appreciated — please do keep them coming — today I am referencing […]

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It seems as though I’m always late to the party.  In September 2010, I launched Dating Dementia when there were already close to 150 million blogs in existence.  Now, just as I begin to hit my stride, I learn blogs have probably had their day in the sun and now are on the way out. […]

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The feedback on my recent post about dementia, What Makes Me Angry? Dementia., was truly heartwarming.  Quite a few of my friends called and emailed, while others posted on my Facebook page or retweeted the story to their followers.  Thanks to LinkedIn and a few other social media sites, hundreds of new readers visited Dating […]

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It’s always nice to be rewarded, isn’t it?  No matter how old one gets, being singled out for an accomplishment or good work is just great for the ego.  I’ve not won any massively impressive awards for my blogging, but I do have a little bling and some honorable mentions for my efforts. You can […]

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It’s official. The internet can connect anyone with anything and everything. If you long to hike then just search online for hiking groups in your community and you’ll no doubt find one that matches your endurance level. Sweating on the trails not really your thing? Then, what about knitting, screenwriting, volleyball, book clubs, business, travel […]

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Thanks a Million, Really

by Nancy Wurtzel on August 24, 2011

This is a follow up to yesterday’s blog post about how a million isn’t nearly as impressive as it was back when we were kids.  Searching for a photo to pair with that post, I came across this totally cool poster from a 1935 movie called Thanks a Million, starring Fred Allen, Ann Dvorak and […]

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This is my 100th blog post — a personal milestone.  It’s especially fitting that I’m choosing to note this milestone by writing about my virgin experience at BlogHer’11, which I just attended in San Diego.  While I’d researched and read about the famed event, I still wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. So here’s what […]

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Frequent Dating Dementia readers will see that my little blog is sporting a new look, its own domain and some fun additions, like Sexy Bookmarks. Sexy Bookmarks?  Yup, it’s actually the name of a plugin, which are basically features to customize a blog. I’m now using Sexy Bookmarks to display social networking buttons at the […]

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Make Me Look Good

by Nancy Wurtzel on January 16, 2011

Yesterday I got ready for my close-up.  I’d been dreading it for the past six weeks, but it turned into a fun, pleasant afternoon. You may have noticed that I have no picture of myself on my blog.  That’s because my last “head shot” was taken seven years ago, so not only is it dated, […]

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