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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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Dementia Sucks.  This is my new mantra. I say those two words out loud when I’m alone.  On a really bad day, I might even scream them in the car.  Online, I discuss dementia with people I’ve never met and I write about it endlessly.  I talk to my sister by phone and we sometimes […]

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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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Let me say this right upfront.  I happen to think labels are mainly good — and necessary.  After all, we need labels to communicate effectively and maintain societal order. They help us make sense of our world. If I write the word ‘toaster’, for example, then you would know that I’m talking about a small […]

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Nobody wants to talk about dementia.  Bring up Alzheimer’s in a social setting and watch the reaction.  People squirm, they become uncomfortable, their gaze wanders, they stop making eye contact and finally they clam up like a librarian at a strip club. Dementia affects almost everyone these days, and you would be hard pressed to find […]

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I consider myself a highly organized person.  I like a neat office, home and car.  Ask anyone who really knows me and they will tell you that I’m always creating files, labeling, cleaning out drawers or recycling stuff no longer needed. I am also a list-maker.  At any one time, I’ve got three or four […]

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Make Me Look Good

by Nancy Wurtzel on January 16, 2011

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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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When I was in my 20s I was great at multitasking, or at least that’s what I thought.  I could drive my dark-gray, stick-shift Mazda down the heavily traveled 710 freeway from Long Beach to my job in downtown LA while drinking coffee, listening to my favorite morning drive show and styling my hair.  I’d […]

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This is serious.  I’m not clowning around.  Brazil has elected 45-year-old Francisco Silva, also known as the clown Tiririca (“Grumpy” in Portuguese), to Congress. Grumpy received 1.3 million votes in the October elections, the most of ANY candidate.  Critics sought to stop his election because it was widely rumored Grumpy had forged documents and that […]

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The tidal wave is coming, so beware.  The oldest of the Baby Boomers turn 65 on January 1, 2011.  USA Today writes this morning about this latest milestone in today’s issue, so take a look online or pick up a copy.  The story is titled: “Senior Boom begins Amid Economic Bust,” but it is much […]

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I admit it.  I used to be a media addict, glued to CNN, receiving countless news updates in my inbox and listening to all-news radio in my car. During the 2008 presidential campaign, I gorged on the 24/7 news cycle and by the time the election rolled around, I looked like pasty, shell-shocked, wild-eyed white woman.  My pants […]

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The internet is mainly focused on today — what’s new, hot and trending.  But sometimes I’m surfing online and I’m hit with a blast from the past.  That happened tonight.  I was searching on YouTube for a funny video to pair with a post that I was mulling, when I came across a vintage clip of the great Jackson Browne performing live in […]

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I’m always amazed at what people forget.  Like paying their taxes or registering to vote.  This weekend, we turn the clocks back (or at least most of the U.S. — and quite a few countries around the world — take part).  It’s a confusing tradition that will have some people showing up at church an […]

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