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Jon Fosse’s "A Summer Day" is an enigmatic play, weighty, with repetitive dialogue and portentous glances. It is like a live Bergman film, a grim Scandinavian drama with mysterious overtones written to be purposely vague. Fortunately, Mr. Fosse, a Norwegian, has been translated and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde and acted by six talented actors, led by Karen Allen making a remarkable return to the New York stage.


Many women complain when they see older men going out with girls young enough to be their daughters. They resent that so many successful men choose to shed their wives after long marriages and find themselves a trophy wife or “arm candy” girlfriend. I’m actually okay with what these guys are doing. Anyhow, considering the age of my guys, complaining about them would be hypocritical.


That title is obviously about sex and aging. Yes, frequent, satisfying sex no matter how “old” you are! I should know. At 76, I have maintained my sexuality, despite society's disdain for the desirability of older people.


Who ever came up with the ridiculous rule to stop wearing white after Labor Day? Carried to it's stupid extremes... woe be it to the bride who marries after that venerable week-end.


Eggs have been getting a bad rap, particularly by drug companies that make statins. They want to frighten us into avoiding one of the best, and cheapest sources of protein, and brainwashing us with false information about the dangers of cholesterol.


Does the Boomer Generation, along with individuals in their 30’s, 40’s and up fear the prospect of aging? You bet they do…and with good reason. As generations of Americans see themselves gaining weight, possessing less energy, developing illness, and losing the attributes of youth, they are panicking, wondering if there is any way to turn this horrid scenario around.


Do you find that title intriguing? Frankly, the whole phenomenon of being publicized as an internationally-recognized Cougar is shocking for me. For years, no matter how hard I tried to appear on TV to share my life mission to transform aging, I couldn't make any headway.


. . . Time (2011)
I do not know
If I have the time
To convey the meaning
Of every beat of my heart
The whisper of my soul
Nor the fire of my spirit


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The lime green umbrellas and tables are back, and SoHo residents have been curious as to when the gates of LentSpace (just west of Duarte Square) will be open. So far the answer is 11am - 3pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, with food trucks in attendance to give those tables some purpose.