Am I too old? Are you?

Nobody pushed to throw Ruth Bader Ginsburg off the Supreme Court at 87. Politics aside, her age and her health were never big issues. But I’m not surprised there’s an uproar over whether President Joe Biden and probable candidate former president Donald Trump should run again in 2024, when they’re 82 and 78. No other presidents assumed More...

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By Online Staff AB On Friday, September 15th, 2023

To downsize…or not

By Marci Shatzman Most people we know have already downsized. Once they raised their kids, they didn’t need all that house space. So, they moved to a condo or apartment with less upkeep. The few who needed More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, September 8th, 2023

I shrunk. Did you?

By: Marci Shatzman I used to be 5’5” in high heels. Now I’m just 5’2”. “What are you doing down there?” mostly men who tower over me ask if they haven’t seen me for a few years. Not cute.  One More...

By Bocatribune On Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Nobody wanted to be called “a feminist”

By: Marci Shatzman After activist and author Betty Friedan’s brand of feminism morphed into a more inclusive movement, some women opted out. They didn’t want to be labeled “a feminist.”    I covered More...

By Bocatribune On Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Dogs Adopted Us

By: Marci Shatzman This is a dog friendly city. Mizner Park had outdoor restaurant pet parents seating, and stores put out water bowls when we moved here 23 years ago. Little dogs were pocketbook passengers. So, More...

By Online Staff AB On Friday, August 18th, 2023

So much for aging gracefully

We didn’t house hunt in a 55-plus community when we moved here from Philly. We were already in our 50s, so we could have bought a home in our choice of developments. But we didn’t want to be one of More...

By Online Staff AB On Saturday, August 12th, 2023

Hair today, white tomorrow

I let my fake blonde hair grow out before the pandemic created a non-salon coloring crisis. I was bald after chemo for breast cancer, but I started bleaching it again the minute it grew out. I’m a brunette More...

By Online Staff AB On Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Why older women are done with dating

By Marci Shatzman The only people who ask me to fix them up these days are men. This has nothing to do with divorce. Even women who had a happy marriage and lost their spouse are completely done with dating. More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, July 28th, 2023

What happened to cheap eats?

We thought we’d beat the crowds by going to our favorite taco joint early for Taco Tuesday.  But instead of finding the usual cheap eats, the menu had a fixed price all-you-can-eat for $27. We don’t More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, July 21st, 2023

Skin is in

By: Marci Shatzman Just when I can’t even wear sleeveless anymore, skin is in. Ads flaunt flawless behinds in thong bathing suits, meant to motivate women to avoid the inevitable derriere droop with plastic More...