• Old love

    Old love

    Louis Begley had a lovely essay in the New York Times yesterday, on page 5 of the Sunday Review if you’re attached to the hard copy of the Times, called “Old Love” if you’re digital. He begins by remembering when he was 39 and wondering whether his beloved would still look beautiful to him when… Read More
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  • My few minutes of fame…

    My few minutes of fame…

    Discovery Channel is doing a program in collaboration with the Kinsey Institute about the sexual habits of Americans. What REALLY goes on in America’s bedrooms? My husband and I are representing the 70-year-old contingent, and went across the river to a hotel in lower Manhattan where a “studio” had… Read More
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  • The Abortion Decision: A Christian woman decides

    The Abortion Decision: A Christian woman decides

    The abortion decision of a religiously conservative woman is not simple.  This is a decision she will never be able to take back, so she will want to get it right.  For a woman raised in the uncompromisingly anti-abortion atmosphere of conservative Christianity and Catholicism, the number… Read More
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  • Doing Yoga in California

    Doing Yoga in California

    My husband and I were meandering up scenic Route 1, soaking up the shoreline and coastal hills of California, when we saw a sign Dillon Beach and decided to drive there.  It was quite a long way, out of cell phone contact. The first thing we saw was… Read More
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  • Nothing's Free After Sixty

    Nothing's Free After Sixty

    I was on the cover of a national magazine, eldr, in spring, 2008.  (This excellent magazine has since stopped publication.)  I am sitting back in the arms of an attractive man, and only a careful look reveals that I am wearing any clothes at all.  The website,, uses not… Read More
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  • Life's secrets

    Life's secrets

    “Do you mind me asking you something?” “No.  Go ahead.” “Do you have sex?” The woman asking me was about 45 years old, a friend of my younger daughter, who was standing right there.  My daughter had just told her that I was a newlywed, at 66. Read More
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  • Grandpa and Grandma need snuggles, too

    Grandpa and Grandma need snuggles, too

    My church asked me to teach their sex education curriculum.  It was difficult to find that fine line between telling too much and telling too little.  My two fellow teachers and I laughed with each other over the fiction we were creating that we knew enough about sex to… Read More
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  • Sleeping together

    Sleeping together

    In a bar watching the Giants win a game in the football playoffs, we were sitting at a table opposite a couple who were watching the television behind us, while we watched the television behind them.  She was never more than a few inches from him — his… Read More
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