Turn and Face the Strange

Turn and Face the Strange

So said David Bowie in “Changes,” a song about reinvention, defying your critics and stepping out on your own. Most people resist change.  They fear loss of control, uncertainty and surprise.  What if I fail?  Will there be more work?  Will I have to learn something...

Amy Schumer, Her Dad and the Power of Laughter

Amy Schumer, Her Dad and the Power of Laughter

I came late to the runaway train known as Amy Schumer.  I mean, I knew she was famous—or "newly famous" as she hilariously puts it, having done stand-up for years before reaching her current level of acclaim—but having cut my TV cable cord a while ago, I had never...

“The Intern” – You Talkin’ To Me?

“The Intern” – You Talkin’ To Me?

I have yet to see the new Nancy Meyers film, “The Intern,” but judging from the trailer it looks like we’re in for the senior equivalent of a gay character whose main purpose on screen is to cheer up or dress down (or both) straight characters, and help them evolve as...

Invisible Made Visible: Best and Worst Countries for Aging

Invisible Made Visible: Best and Worst Countries for Aging

A friend in California recently told me that she and her husband are moving to Mexico. My friend is in her sixties, her husband a bit older. While they have the means to grow old in comfort, they’re choosing to do so in a country ranked number thirty-three on the...