This section will focus on articles, books, and films that I find pertinent to the experience of aging. We talk about aging as if it happens only to the individual involved, but of course we know it affects the entire family constellation and friend contingent.
Often in our family structures it is the “mom” who organizes the social calendar and keeps the family members in touch with each other through phone calls, celebrations, and now, of course e-mail, and social media. Divorce or more severely the death of the “mom” fractures the family social system: individuals may drift into semi-isolation in terms of family connections or commitments. These are difficult issues to talk about, even with close friends. The intent in this section is to invite readers to investigate what I think may be useful information, and of course, to offer their on observations.