True Love and Dementia: Revisiting ‘The Notebook’

If you’ve sobbed through The Notebook, we’d probably be friends. It’s true. A quick Facebook search reveals that dozens of my friends — of different ages, genders, hometowns, etc. — have liked the page for the movie, now a good 10 years since its premiere. Although I haven’t clicked like on the fan page, I do like The Notebook. It’s hard to resist the love story of Noah and Allie (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams), as told by an older …

The Mountains and Molehills of Dating

Do opposites really attract? This was the question Segunda and I found ourselves mulling over as we considered another round of the Dating Game. There was one contestant, let’s call him the German “Mr. Clean,” that I had yet to call back for a second date. Why the hesitation? He definitely stood out as a perfect gentleman and his rugged Bruce Willis looks were sure a draw. Plus, as a triathlete, he approached life with the same sense of adventure …

And We’re Live!

Just as Segunda’s and my own health and finances seemed to be in tip-top shape, as if on cue, our work lives demanded attention. Maybe this is the way life will always unfold for those of us trying to live our second youth better than our first. For me, it meant taking my newfound energy and redoubling efforts to connect with you, our readers, in as many multimedia platforms as possible. Unlike our daughters who can’t remember a world before …

Small pleasures, big debts

Morning coffee with relationship guru Dante, lunch at the corner bistro with Yogi Bean, facials with daughter Angelita, organic chicken with Lady Piola – these small pleasures in Segunda’s life have led to a large monthly credit card bill. Last week, Segunda and I realized the price we had to pay for our whirlwind travels, but this week we examine our monthly expenses at home. Just like when we enlisted a trainer to help us get into shape, we’ve decide …

Juggling Life and Change

Segunda, daughter Angelita, and Argentine poodle Lady Piola have landed in their new digs, the pages of AARP.ORG/VIVA-and they like what they see. Whew, that was some drop for Segunda, Angelita, and Lady Piola! Angelita realized-too late because she was reluctant to jump and Segunda had to push her beyond her comfort zone-that she forgot to pack her own parachute. Perhaps in a case of art imitating life, my own daughter dove out of a plane a couple of weeks …