When it comes to your health and quality of life, buddies matter. Do your best not to go it alone.
Now that Peter has died, I have lost my appetite. I have lost the zest for soul food -- food that brings us emotional connections. Part of my grief is losing that connection that we had over our joy of eating. My new normal seems indigestible in so many ways.
Women learn about sex through the eyes of the world around them. They learn to see themselves through the desires of men and popular culture. Women grow up watching the story of sexuality being retold again and again through the eyes of the outsider instead of through their own bodies.
Hearing aids are not covered by Medicare. They are also not covered by most state Medicaid programs or by the Affordable Care Act or most private insurance. Essentially, you're on your own.
Now that I am firmly in my 90s, I know you are anxiously awaiting a report. I have good news for you; it's fine.
What is painfully true is that as you age, if you give up on sex, then sex will give up on you.
All can be calm and bright as we gawk at tall trees ablaze with colored lights and savor our adult kids, who for one beautiful, fleeting stretch of time are back in their childhood beds, under one roof.