Mid-life endeavors is a new twist on the mid-life crisis. We all arrive at cross-roads; this blog is an attempt to share lessons learned on the journey.

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  • Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
    on Jan 24, 2015 in Uncategorized
    It seems people throw the word “friend” around willy-nilly even when describing acquaintances. Other times, people we think of as friends show themselves to be enemies, or the kooky word, “frenemies”. I prefer to go old-schoo...
  • It’s All Leading Somewhere
    on Jan 23, 2015 in Uncategorized
    My friend Buddy recently told me, “There’s a plan.” We were talking about a variety of things, but her words made me think about my career change. I told Buddy that people tell me how great it is I’m following my dream. The tr...
  • Advice to Career Changers: Do Your Homework
    on Jan 22, 2015 in Uncategorized
    When I started culinary school, I did so without a specific plan or goal about what I do once I finished. In the past, my goal had been to open a bakery. When my previous goal – to attain a Ph.D. – went by the wayside due to my lack of in...
  • Where is the Line?
    on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
    The recent massacre in Paris at the Charlie Hebdo office is tragic, plain and simple. Senseless tragedies that take people’s lives make me sick. In the years since the 9/11 attacks, we’ve learned that terrorists are not an accurate repres...
  • The Different Faces of Grief
    on Jan 6, 2015 in Grief and Loss
    Grief is a strange bird. Sometimes, we feel sad while at other times we may feel angry. Both of these are unpleasant but are part of the grieving process. Bubby Higgins commented life’s challenges are where the most growth occurs. She is cor...
  • The Upside of Grief
    on Jan 1, 2015 in Grief and Loss
    The passing of my furry friend Emmitt is teaching me – reminding me – of many things. One important reminder is amid the gloom, there is an upside to grief. Don’t get me wrong – grief is no picnic. Sorrow is an ever-presen...
  • Go Down Swinging
    on Dec 30, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Emmitt, my little buddy for the past 20 years, breathed her last breath this week. Emmitt was feisty and spirited up until the very end even though her body was tired and weak. The cat with 27 lives was finally ready to let go but she went down s...
  • Retaliation is Not the Answer
    on Dec 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
    The senseless murders of two police officers in Brooklyn right before Christmas has me dumbfounded. According to news reports, the suspect intended to kill these men in retaliation for the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Yet, these police offic...
  • The Hoodie Dilemma
    on Dec 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
    My friend G-Force said he had to rethink his decision to wear a hoodie as he was walking out of the house at 5 a.m. This decision was based on the color of his skin and the recent deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Some have opinions on his deci...
  • Ride the Waves
    on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
    I recently commiserated with Glam about the status of “things”. There are too many to expand upon, so we’ll just refer to the present situation as “things”. Sensing my despair, Glam provided a surfing analogy to help put...
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