The world is crazier than most people know. But I know. I was a clinical social worker for forty years. I am a witness. I retired from social work to write about the sad, the mad, and the savage; with whom I have spent most of my life. I have decided to translate these stories into fiction, because, as a co-worker once said, "You couldn't make this sh*t up. No one would believe you."

Monday, March 7, 2011

And Here's Your Proof....

To the left: my daughter, currently in the running for Boston's Sexiest (People) 2011 in StuffBoston ezine. (By the way, please visit and give her a vote or two or two hundred, thanks) 

And here, we have one of last year's winners. She's 80. 

What? Oh yes. Apparently even among the young, "sexy" is not just about making strong men drool, but also about being attractive. Attractive=funny, vibrant, lively, charismatic, into other words, sexy.

A quote from the write-up in StuffBoston: " spirit and boundless energy keep her party-hopping with kids young enough to be her great-grandchildren." 

So....there's your proof. Sexy is forever, so long as
you stay connected to living. The ability to create excitement about something, to make people laugh, to make yourself laugh, to keep your bony ass in circulation instead of hugging the sofa; these are the things that make one attractive at any age.

So here's to the seniors of the future. They are:

  • embarking on the final great adventure
  • and living life to the fullest
  • which is not necessarily proper or tasteful
  • sometimes they party with younger people
  • because all adults are the same age
  • and they don't give a d*mn what anyone thinks
New definitions:
  • "middle age": the time between 30 and 80. 1st half: careers, raising families. 2nd half: whatever you want.
  • "mature": tough, strong, smart, and crafty, after having survived life's first stage
  • "senior": free at last!


  1. Lilly got my vote. And it's nice to know one can raise some hell even at 80.