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Boomer In The City: He’s Just Around the Corner

2013-05-18
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Originally Posted on The Huffington Post: Thursday, August 4, 2011 | by Barbara Rose Brooker “Feng shui will turn things around for you,” says my best friend, Janet Frumpkin. “You’ll meet the man of your dreams.” “He better hurry up. I’m almost 75.” “Honey, he’s just around the corner. Marlene Blumberg used this great feng shui guy named Sann Go. Two days later at a political rally she met her Leonard.” “He’s a neb,” I say. “Neb, schmeb. She’s got […]

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Boomer In The City: I Won’t Stay Long

2013-05-11
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Originally posted in The Huffington Post: Thursday, April 21, 2011 | by Barbara Rose Brooker “I’ll be in San Francisco. I’ll stay only a few days. I can’t wait to see you,” Debbie, my old friend, says. She lives in Toldeo, and is a widow. “We’ll go to galleries; I’ll take you to dinner. It’ll be fun. It’s been 15 years.” “Fun,” I say, thinking, as I get older, old friends are important. Connections are important. She’ll take a taxi […]

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Boomer In The City: Beginning the March to End Age Discrimination

2013-03-04
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Originally posted on The Huffington Post: Thursday, September 16, 2010 | by Barbara Rose Brooker “I’m 73 and I want to be a movie star,” I tell a director at an audition. “Sweetie, try something easier.” Don’t you hate the way as soon as you’re past 50, you’re called sweetie and treated like a throw-a-way? As if all your dreams are supposed to disintegrate like bubbles in the wind? As if all you’re supposed to want to do is play […]

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Boomer In The City: After Two Or Three Vodkas, The Truth Finally Comes Out

2013-02-25
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Originally posted on The Huffington Post: Thursday, November 11, 2010 | by Barbara Rose Brooker “You’ll know me. I look like Clint,” says 74- year-old widower Ian Goldblatt. “I’ll be at the bar. Six thirty.” “Sure. See you at six thirty,” I say. He answered my ad on JDate.com. I never looked at his picture. I like surprises. All I know is that he’s a retired furniture manufacturer and widower. OK, so why not? Widowers make the best lovers, I’ve […]

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Boomer In The City: When You’re 73 and Still Want to Tango, All Is Possible

2013-02-18
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Originally posted on The Huffington Post: Thursday, May 20, 2010 | by Barbara Rose Brooker What about love after 60? Dating at 70? Beyond? What’s with this Viagra generation? Is true love possible? Age is to be celebrated, and not hidden. I’m 73 and I want to be a movie star. Everything is possible after 60. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how immobilized; the mind can take you anywhere. Age is not a number, nor is it about […]

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Boomer In The City: I Might Be Shrinking, But I’m No Shrinking Violet

2013-02-11
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Originally posted on The Huffington Post: Thursday, February 10, 2011 | by Barbara Rose Brooker Today I’m at the bone density test. I think I’m shrinking. All the anti-age elixirs ... > Read more

Boomer In The City: Viagra or Love – Is It a Choice Between One or the Other?

2013-01-04
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I press the codes on the tall, red door, admiring a huge bronze mezuzah. Tonight Phil Kaplan is cooking a brisket dinner. I’m nervous. This dating business is hard. Still, he might be ... > Read more

Boomer In The City: Separate Checks, Please

2013-01-03
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Thursday, October 6, 2011 | by Barbara Rose Brooker I cherish the woman’s movement. Gloria Steinem did and continues to inspire me. Women hide their age because they’re afraid the... > Read more

Boomer In The City: Does God Wear Gucci?

2012-10-22
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Does God Wear Gucci?
"What's your name?" I ask. "God.'' "Are you kidding?'' "It's Dick Goddard, but my employees nicknamed me God." "Why?" He shrugs his narrow shoulders. "They think I'm God o... > Read more

Boomer In The City: Is He Still With The Ex?

2012-10-22
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Is He?
First posted Feb. 6, 2012 by Barbara Rose Brooker "Herb is great. He's divorced. Successful and a successful lawyer," India Berman assures me on the phone. "So go. It's time for romanc... > Read more

Boomer In The City: Divorced American Style

2012-10-22
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Divorced American Style by Barbara Rose Brooker When you're a divorced boomer, you go out a lot. As a columnist, I'm invited to fundraisers for whales, parking lots, Indian resta... > Read more

Boomer In The City: Divorced Boomer Clean Freak

2012-10-22
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BUY THE BOOK
By: Barbara Rose Brooker Posted previously | On Huff Po 50 "Once you're divorced, over sixty, you're done," my divorced sixty-one year old friend Melissa says. "Done what?" I ask. ... > Read more

Boomer In The City: The Widower

2012-10-20
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The Widower by Barbara Rose Brooker I'm divorced, single and past sixty. Friends fix me up with their rejects, or at dinner parties I find myself sitting next to the newly divorced... > Read more

Boomer In The City: Drop

2012-10-05
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DROP I've had it with the dropping thing. Every minute I drop something and it disappears. I'm getting ready for the day. I write from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. If I don't, my books won't ge... > Read more

Boomer in the City: Haircut

2012-10-04
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HAIRCUT "Your hair is too long, Mom. Women in their 70s shouldn't wear long hair.'' "I like it. Age has nothing to do with how you feel." She sighs heavily. "At least go to Jose. Get ... > Read more

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