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    agebuzz Guest Blogger: Alice Herb

    Been There, Done That: Eight Decades And Counting By Alice Herb: Grief

    By Alice Herb   I am a veteran of grief. In my very long life, I have lost so many loved ones that grief has become part of my soul. First and foremost were the deaths of my first husband at age 42 followed by that of my older son…

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    Been There, Done That: Eight Decades And Counting By Alice Herb: Husbands & Fathers

    By Alice Herb   As I watched the Senate hearings on now-confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, I was reminded of an article I read years ago that maintained the following: Girls whose fathers encouraged and/or supported them to pursue careers usually not open to women often succeeded when they did…

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    Been There, Done That: Eight Decades And Counting By Alice Herb: Regrets

    By Alice Herb   As I will be 90 next year, I’ve been asked to look back to any regrets I may have. I hadn’t been thinking of any regrets and at first, I couldn’t figure out what I may have regretted – decisions I made, paths I followed, listening…

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    Been There, Done That: Eight Decades And Counting By Alice Herb: Nostalgia

    I was inspired to write about nostalgia while reading a review of Carl Bernstein’s latest book, in which he recalls his attraction to and love of the newspaper trade as it used to be. Nostalgia is a funny thing. It romanticizes and sanitizes what used to be but we also…

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    Been There, Done That: Eight Decades And Counting By Alice Herb: We Can’t Have It All

    By Alice Herb   During the Omicron surge, I was binge-watching a Danish series, “Borgen.” The setting is Danish politics but it is really a story about two women. One, happily married with two lovely children, unexpectedly becomes Prime Minister. The other, an up-and-coming TV anchor and outstanding reporter, is…

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    Been There, Done That: Eight Decades And Counting By Alice Herb: Have I Been Robbed?

    By Alice Herb   When I first started working as a bioethicist, I spent a lot of time with on-the-job training addressing issues related to older adults. One of the most startling ones to me was how many seniors complained about having their possessions stolen. I was only 54 at…

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    Alice Herb
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    Biography:

    Alice Herb is a retired attorney, journalist, and bioethics consultant. Having reached the age of 85+, she’s more than ready to share her experiences and opinions with agebuzz readers. Want to comment on something she’s said? She welcomes your feedback at [email protected] Her blog post header title is “Been There, Done That: Eight Decades And Counting.”

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