Category Archives: Life in the 50s

Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 7, Owning It

So yeah, why don’t I have a place of my own?  It’s complicated. Details at Medium. https://medium.com/@martinjohnson_76387/life-on-aisle-2-this-is-what-plan-c-looks-like-episode-7-owning-it-a33a658e9a6e Advertisements

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 3 These are My Neighbors

If in 1988, when I first moved to the East Village, you told me that I’d be there for 30 years, I would have thought my life was a dream come true.  It is dreamy at times, but the East … Continue reading

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like Episode 2

This blog is my attempt to make sense of my transition from newspaper columnist to cheesemonger to craft beer buyer and the downward mobility that accompanied the change.   In this episode I acclimate to a different sort of coworker. View … Continue reading

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The New Blog Series: Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like

Two years ago as I tried to get a firmer grip on the unpredictable sequences of events that had defined my middle age, I launched The Do Over, a blog that wondered if 56 is the new 26.  It is … Continue reading

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The Gender Pieces at Medium

I set up this blog to be an archive of my published work, but during the last year or so, I’ve been cheating on it.  I took an account at Medium and began using it to publish pieces that were … Continue reading

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Can You Have a Relationship in New York City Without Dating

This spring I met somebody…somebody special.  But we’re both New Yorkers and these days you have to work almost 24/7 to keep a job and keep your head above water.  We like each other a lot but there’s been almost … Continue reading

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Lust Is an Emotion, not an Entitlement

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Dan shared this article on Facebook, which is probably one of many pointing out that women’s clothing choices are not responsible for men’s boorish behavior. These articles proliferate during the summer when women … Continue reading

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