Monthly Archives: April 2012

My Short But Sweet Midlife Crisis

On this, approximately the third anniversary of Middle Age Cranky, I realize that I have never written about midlife crises. This is because, up until now, I haven’t had any. I’m not convinced I’ve had one now, but if not, … Continue reading

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Thanks, But I Like It Here In the 21st Century

Last week a group of us saw a play called Maple and Vine, which was making its West Coast premiere at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. It tells the story of a Manhattan couple that forsakes the contemporary … Continue reading

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Questions You’d Really Like To Ask

When people first start dating, they’re young and there’s not that much history for them to stumble over (though I do recommend they take this guide to marital compatibility). It’s pretty much limited to these questions: 1) where you want … Continue reading

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People Overboard!

When I was a teen-ager, a younger and thinner Jack Nicholson starred in a movie called Five Easy Pieces. I remember little about it today except for the famous diner scene. Nicholson tries to order wheat toast but the rigid … Continue reading

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Seattle, 1977

If there was a charmed year in my charmed life, it was 1977. Take, for instance, how I got my first full-time job after graduating from college. Before graduating, I had met a girl who lived in Seattle. After graduating, … Continue reading

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