• Creative Nonfiction,  Essay,  Writing

    On Turning 70, Joy in Writing, and Gratitude

    A NOTABLE BIRTHDAY   The prospect of reaching my eighth decade (in the minds of some aging, in other words) in February never bothered me. I looked on the process as part of my life cycle and enjoy catching up each year for a couple of months when my husband is only eight years older. Like most others, I celebrated this birthday with Bob and our son and his wife over dinner at a favorite restaurant with much chatter and laughter. Then we went our separate ways. It dawned on me in the next few days my husband would turn 79 in April, a year away from 80. That rocked…