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John Davis, recently retired from Army Intelligence, provides us with the conundrum of America in the current world of terrorism and hidden wars. How do we maintain our freedoms as we change and adapt to the new realities of engagement? While he gives us some answers, he describes the choices that we must make through analogies that clearly make the decision much easier. 

Is this a question you've ever asked yourself? I have. Though I've had cherished friendships throughout my life, from time to time, one of them would betray me. Should this have set me thinking about distrusting all of them? No, it certainly shouldn't have. But I did!

As DeMaio’s inaugural solo exhibition at Sacred Gallery, I Walk The Line features over 20 monochromatic paintings and drawings, marking a departure from his former vibrant pop culture-filled canvases. By restricting his color choice to black, white and silver, DeMaio focuses on the strength of his line and detail in the worlds he creates. Using sources from anatomical drawings in Grey’s Anatomy to studies of ice cream cones, DeMaio fills these realistic figures with playful, swirling and surreal objects from skulls to clowns and crosses.

It has always bothered me that aging in America is viewed as a downward spiral… and a repulsive one at that! It’s no wonder that the younger set clamored for Betty White to appear on Saturday Night Live. Her life-loving, bubbling energy, at 90, is an inspiration for men and women of every age. She's living proof that aging doesn’t have to take away beauty, vitality and, yes, sexuality!

Does the Boomer Generation, along with women in their 20s', 30’s, 40’s and up hate the prospect of aging? You bet they do! As generations of women see themselves gaining weight, having less energy, getting sick, weak and sexless, they are panicking…with good reason.

PEPSICO, INC. has announced that it is removing a dangerous chemical from its popular sports drink, GATORADE. This is particularly good news because it represents their yielding to public protests. “Rumblings” from consumers condemning the presence of a known toxin—bromated vegetable oil—forced their decision to discontinue its use.

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.