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I am very proud and grateful to publish her words … and I shall be buying the book! I recommend you read on. Helen, or her protagonist, confronts a few age old issues. Helen writes … When I was very young, I remember my maternal grandmother telling me that my grandfather had such a hard time when he turned 35 that it became a bit of legend in the small town of Seaford, DE where they lived.
Pop-Pop was one of my most favorite people ever. Self-confident to the point of being a bit of a bastard, a caustic wit that some found to be borderline insulting but always had me rolling on the floor, and he was the only member of my immediate family who was a businessman instead of clergy.
My interest always lied in business. The clergy seemed entirely too full of poverty and humility for my taste. Now of course, I know. Each of us have a number in our head that will make us freak out when that number becomes our age. It probably lies between 30 and Middle age is not for the weak of heart.
In fact, middle age sucks. My 40th year was the worst of my life. Not turning 40, that was fine in itself. But that year I found my self-esteem and identity truly tested. I had failed relationships, sickness and death around me, a few times when I was so broke I considered selling blood for cigarette money, and lots of other things that just come with being a breathing entity on the planet.
But when things happened to me or around me, I would react based on who I thought I was, which had always been a strong, independent, intelligent woman who can talk her way through a keyhole and who could fall into a pile of shit and come up with an ice cream cone. That version of me could handle anything that comes down the pike.
In the year that I was 40 I had a bunch of firsts. My daughter, who was my first-born and will always be my baby was grown up and moving out to live on her own.
I was laid off from the non-profit that I worked for due to a bad economy, and my husband of 10 years left me for another woman.
I had spent my entire career being the young executive who came in and opened up new revenue streams or developed innovative ideas to save money.
Now I was the 40 year old who was put out to pasture. My little girl, instead of being set free to experience the excitement of being on her own, was in fact being set adrift, all alone, while the foundation that was supposed to support her and be her safety net was crumbling behind her.Violence in film and television Violence in our schools: halls of hope, halls of fear Straight talk about child abuse Mufson Straight talk about date rape Straight talk about drugs and alcohol Straight talk about smoking The Media, Public Opinion, and U.
S. Foreign Policy in the Gulf War. Nov 19, · ''Absence of Malice,'' which opens today at Loew's Tower East, would seem to have a tough, controversial subject, because it concerns itself with journalistic impropriety and a gangland killing.
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With Governor Lincoln Chafee planning a “media availability” at this afternoon related to an analysis by Ken Block’s Simpatico Software to find waste, fraud, and abuse in Rhode Island’s social services programs, many residents are wondering whether he’s been hoping to hide something.