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Gail Forrest

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.

Almost Immortal: Losing My Mother

I was convinced my mother was immortal. Mortality just wasn’t in her vocabulary and, at 102, I thought she was correct in that thinking. I began to wonder if she wasn’t a new kind of Marvel action figure. Step aside, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Black Panther, and all...

Why I Scare Myself to Death Every Week Doing Stand-Up While Learning to Make Brisket

Ironically, the place I feel the most comfortable these days is on a stage doing stand-up.  This is a huge transition from 23 years as a private art advisor, and now instead of selling a Warhol I am selling myself.  Microphone as Security Blanket I am suspended in a state of...

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.

By Gail Forrest Baby Boomers be afraid, be very afraid. Advertisers are after us and they're getting too close for comfort. I try as hard as I can to be strong and stay away from the TV, but I am weak and love a good flat screen. I have little...

Crazy Age Calculations. If 60 is the new 40, then what is 70 or 30?

by Gail Forrest In my desperate need not to be culturally defined as a "senior citizen," I am thrilled when I see articles that re-calculate age. It is confusing but I try and keep up as best as my brain can do the math. I actually just read that sixty...

“Here comes my 19th nervous breakdown”

I needed a cabana boy with a tropical drink. I needed a Xanax. I was at the top of the steps, considering jumping (there were only two). I was on the verge of a psycho-technological breakdown...the 21st century replacement to the good old-fashioned nervous breakdown. Wasn't it easier when family...

Cougarism Revisited

I am having a reversal of critical thinking on being a Cougar. It’s beginning to seem like smart life planning. Flat abs vs flabby — who wouldn’t want to look at that coming out of the shower? A man who doesn’t require a medical alert necklace like my dates....
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