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A Baby Boomer’s Note to Younger Self

It’s Saturday night, clock ticking towards midnight, and I’m watching a 2006 movie, The Devil Wears Prada. I bet I am one of a handful of people on earth who has never seen its first run, or its second, or its continuous reruns on cable, Netflix, or any other streaming service. The Devil Wears Prada … Continue reading

The End of An Era

When you are a mere 20 something, the thought of retirement feels as real as the plausibility of humans rocketing to the moon. You know somewhere in the recesses of your mind that space travel may be a remote possibility in your lifetime but the actual “happening” feels as implausible as……., I guess, taking a … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday was my birthday. My 6th decade of life has been filled with awe, wonder, astonishment, extreme loss and unbelievable gratitude. The tragic and unfathomable rise in suicides across the globe targets young, old, rich, poor, the disenfranchised, and the bullied with equal strokes of despair. Many of us were indoctrinated with the intrinsic belief … Continue reading

The Choice

As I sit in the cancer treatment cubicle with my friend, I watch in earnest as the nurse prepares the lifesaving infusion that will hopefully eradicate any and all vestiges of the cancer that threatens her very being. Cancer is an ominous and unwelcomed invader lurking somewhere in dna, seeking to grab hold and destroy … Continue reading

Viva Las Vegas: Happy Anniversary

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to Las Vegas to celebrate a momentous occasion, our 44th anniversary. Now let me preface this by saying, that being married to the same person for 44 years for most of us seems like an oxymoron. In Vegas, whenever we were asked, what occasion were we … Continue reading

To my fellow Baby Boomers: For those of you who are new to my blog, my name is Laura Beltran and like most of you, I am a baby boomer. For the past couple of years, following a successful career in health care, I’ve been fortunate to realize my lifelong passion as a freelance writer … Continue reading

My Baby is Having a Baby!

Finding myself in my daughter’s labor and delivery room was somewhat surreal. I can’t begin to describe the indescribable love and closeness I feel for my daughter so the very idea of witnessing her in abject pain was something I didn’t know if I was really prepared for.   Because my daughter’s pregnancy was considered … Continue reading