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Our Stories Today

Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and explore the stories below. Find inspiration in one of our Conversations. Learn something new. Find community. Share with your friends. 

Professional Pivot

The counter story to menopause in Darcey Steinke’s “Flash Count Diary,” is her research into killer whales, specifically females who are post child bearing years. We share the experience of menopause with killer whales, but our societal roles are not the same. Female...

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Conversations: Gailyc Sonia Braunstein

This is the third in a monthly blog series called “Conversations,” where I will spotlight women over 50 by capturing them in photographs and providing writing prompts. I began this series to explore the many faces of women over 50 and how we experience changes as we...

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Conversations: Sandy O’Keeffe

This is the second in a monthly blog series called “Conversations,” where I will spotlight women over 50 by capturing them in photographs and providing writing prompts. I began this series to explore the many faces of women over 50 and how we experience our older...

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Something will happen

I was riding on a bike path from Basalt to Carbondale alone after two days working with one of my favorite clients. This was a big deal as I’ve just returned to riding solo and haven’t felt the joy of my bike for a long time unless I’m on the tandem with my husband. I...

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The Staircase

I am delighted to announce another first for Our Stories Today; an essay by a guest contributor. Renée Levine, age 94, is the mother of Sally Laventure who was recently spotlighted here in our Conversations column. Shortly after I ran the story of her daughter, she...

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Hot flash release

We were on the ground floor of Macy’s, surrounded by pretend beds, choosing sheets for summer. Flannel sheets were our favorite for winter, but the weather had warmed and the cast from my broken wrist last summer had chewed up our five-year old sets. There were pulls...

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Conversations: Sally Laventure

"Our Stories Today" is delighted to introduce the first in a monthly blog series called "Conversations," where I will spotlight women over 50 by capturing them in photographs and providing writing prompts. I began this series to explore the many faces of women over 50...

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The Absence of Marketing to Baby Boomers

I went to five stores before I found the right pants for a trip. And when I did, it was an accidental discovery. Seems to me something is wrong with this picture. A few days before I was leaving for Scotland, I went shopping for pants. I wanted something lightweight,...

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