Dinner with the Mob.

When I received the invitation to Grace’s dinner party, I was warned by my husband, Martin, to watch what I said. I am known for verbal tactlessness when it comes to criminality which is one of my major pet peeves. Whenever I come head-to-head with white collar fraud I tend to go off-the-charts about it. White collar crime, to me, is not a victimless crime. It hurts everyone – those who got ripped off and the general population that pays higher prices, costlier fees and increased insurance rates to make up for the theft. There was no getting out of going. All of the attendees were Martin’s life insurance clients.

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WHAT’S UP WITH BODY IMAGE? COPYRIGHT, 2018, FRANCES METZMAN

So, you’re older now. What’s up with body image? A few more wrinkles, body parts going south? I overheard a man tell his wife to cover up her cleavage. He didn’t like to see wrinkly-skinned breasts. Well, this doofus had a pot belly and drooping jowls.

What we need to do is develop a healthy attitude toward this aging process and body image. Our bodies all start changing beginning around our 40s and the changes just keep on coming. We may exercise – which helps, eat healthfully – also helps. And it’s very good to participate in some athletic regimen; workouts, jogging or minimal athleticism such as bocce or pickle ball. It’s not only good for your body and mind but adds socialization as well. But we can’t nor should we worry about the progression of time.

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