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Gail Forrest

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http://www.gailforrest.com
Gail Forrest recently started doing standup which she finds is a complete blast. Gonepausal is her blog and she has a book on Amazon by the same name filled with stories of her skewed, funny view on midlife and all its attendant surprises. Humor is the only way forward at this point.

Pro Age? Fuhgeddaboutit

“Pro Age” is all the rage. I have no idea what “pro age” means but the words are repeated in women’s magazines, FB sites, Instagram, and Twitter. I am still confused as it remains ambiguous. There is no clear definition even in a Google search. Is it embracing age...

Confessions of a Social Media Dinosaur

There is endless attention being paid to the effect of social media on teenagers these days. I sympathize with them and the stress it creates in their lives. Hold on a sec. What about my anxiety? I feel like a dinosaur on its last legs trying to navigate what...

Two for the Road and a Small Dog Named Tulip – Hello LA

Road trip! What a great idea. I had claustrophobia from the ice, snow, and freezing temperatures of Chicago and needed out. Every day the urge to flee heightened. And the clothes I put on to go outside put my brain on high alert: leave immediately and without the down...

How Meteorologists Have Ruined My Life

Is there more to life than meteorological conditions? Not in Chicago. It is 24/7 breaking news in the winter. And when did the weather report become a dramatic reading?  Are weather people frustrated actors still bemoaning they lost the role as King Lear or Lady Macbeth in high school?...

Confessions of a COVID Neurotic “Larry David, Call Me”

I flunked taking a COVID-19 rapid test. Show me a piece of paper with instructions on it and I’ll show you a person unable to follow them.  I became panic struck when my neighbor sent me a text that she had a sore throat. Oh no, not a sore...

Call Me if You’ve Slept Thru the Night in the Last Two Years

"To sleep, perchance to dream"... hold on Hamlet, you wacky Prince of Denmark, if you could fall asleep why can't I?  I had mother issues also but not as serious as yours.  My Mom wanted to know what I was wearing, where I was going, with whom, and most...

New Year Resolutions – Here They Come Again and There They Go

It’s New Year’s resolution time again.  I can’t say 2021 flew by but I’m glad it’s over as my brain is near the exploding point from the endless “breaking news” which if it’s “breaking” it’s never good.  And although I liked seeing Dr.Fauci 24/7, as he reminds me of...

My Grinch Advanced Training

Bah humbug, it’s that time of year when the holiday Grinch in me comes out in full force.  I never like being invited to holiday parties because people are expected to bring things.  Hostess/host gifts give me a headache as they involve: wine over fifteen dollars a bottle, food...

Modern Love – The Update

It was a Tuesday. I reluctantly woke up, crawled out of bed, put on a pair of ratty sweatpants to walk the dog, unplugged my iPhone from the charger and tuned it back on.  And turned it back on? I stared at it in horror. The little phone that...

True Confessions: Men & Women on the Street Interviews

What do men and women really know about each other? If we could be inside each other’s head would the shock factor turn us to stone? Are there questions too difficult to ask or answers which we would rather not hear? This haunts me, after all, none of us...
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