I appear to have developed some later-in-life allergies. These aren’t the typical allergic reactions—like sneezing and itchy eyes—to things like pollen, dust or animal dander. Instead, I’m having reactions to a variety of behaviors I encounter. It’s a condition I’ve dubbed age-related asshat allergy syndrome, or AAAS. We can acquire new allergies as we age; […]
I'm an award-winning freelance copywriter specializing in health and medicine, something I've done for 20 years. At the start of 2015, I launched Boomer Haiku, a humorous blog about life as a baby boomer. I was born and raised in Brunswick, left after high school (graduating in 1971), and returned to Maine in 2006, settling in Harpswell with my husband and two cats. I enjoy chardonnay and contemplate plastic surgery to get rid of the wattle on my neck.