My Life and Time…magazines that define us
A creative writing teacher once asked the class to summarize our life-time with magazine names… I grew up in a classic 1950’s small town in northern California. It was very Sunset magazine.
The 1960’s were Beach Boys, Beatles, Rolling Stones and it was very Seventeen magazine.
The 1970’s meant college in California, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Santa Cruz, Peace marches in Golden Gate Park, living in Mexico; and it was a Time magazine, National Geographic meets Mad magazine with Travel and Leisure, thrown in for color.
The 1980’s meant multiple careers and reading material went from Modern Bride, Wine Spectator, Family Circle, and Parenting to Juggling 101.
The last decade has been that whirlwind of the Sandwich Generation- on wry- caring for aging parents and teens. Coming to many forks in the road and taking them… Coming through divorce-land with a very bright light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s been a decade of How-to-Books: How to find the perfect assisted living; the perfect high school & colleges, the best family-law attorney and finding new paths to happiness and fulfillment. New Chapters – living and writing a whole new life time.
So far so good!
It’s been very Charles Dickens: best of times worst of times…and
I’m Still Here
Good times and bum times, I’ve seen ’em all And, my dear, I’m still here Flush velvet sometimes Sometimes just pretzels and beer, but I’m here I’ve run the gamut, A to Z Three cheers and dammit, C’est la vie I got through all of last year, and I’m here Lord knows, at least I was there, and I’m here Look who’s here, I’m still here
As performed by Elaine Stritch