Welcome to In Mid Life!

Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.

Welcome to In Mid Life!  Thanks for dropping in.  Here you'll find discussion of issues related to the midlife experience, e.g. midlife crisis, divorce, relationships, dealing with teenagers and twenty-something offspring, empty nest, caring for aging parents, layoffs and second careers, early retirement, developing new interests and finding new paths... I also plan to highlight...

Big life changes don't mean you're in midlife crisis

Turning vegan or training for a marathon doesn’t mean you’re in a midlife crisis

A recent headline caught my eye.  “Turning vegan, signing up for a ‘Tough Mudder’ or training to run a marathon? You’re experiencing a midlife crisis, reveals new survey” blared the headline in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper.  What nonsense!  Making big life changes in midlife does not necessarily mean you’re in a midlife crisis....

In Mid Life - Right way to travel in Europe - picture of Milan

Two ways to travel

Backpacking through Europe  My wife Katherine and I scurried across the piazza between the two tiny rail stations in Tirano, Italy.  I had my convertible backpack-style suitcase slung on my back, while Katherine pulled her wheeled version behind her over the cobblestones.  We’d learned there are two ways to travel through Europe – light...

Midlife memories of farm visits

The Allure of the Farm

This story was originally published in the Warrior Writers publication on Graham loved their visits to the farm. He didn’t know why his mother was friends with the old couple who lived there. Nor did he know the back-story of how his mother had first met Mrs. Simpson in town and exchanged pleasantries,...

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