The BetsyG-Spot

Love, life, and sex in the suburbs

The Playground

December 23, 2008 Category: Looking back, Wheel of Fortune

Why do we connect with some people and not others? BetsyG reflects on her recent reconnections to try to understand what makes a friend.

Shopping Trip

December 18, 2008 Category: Random

BetsyG reflects on a shopping trip with her mother and the change in relationship that develops as her parents age.

Mirena: Small Miracle I

August 05, 2008 Category: Getting on, Mind and body, Wheel of Fortune

When BetsyG’s perimenopausal symptoms went out of control, she turned to an unlikely cure: the Mirena IUD. In this article, she looks at why she tried Mirena and talks about the outcome.

Goodbye to…

July 29, 2008 Category: Getting on, Wheel of Fortune

Folding laundry had an odd effect on me when I realized how little was left in the way of little-boy clothes. It was a marker of a life passage that I just hadn’t expected.

Why I Hate Oldies

July 22, 2008 Category: Getting on, Media, Wheel of Fortune

Ron doesn’t just hate the sound of oldies music; oldies affect him profoundly…and negatively. This beautifully written essay looks at nostalgia, and offers a philosophical view on what oldies might say about your life.




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