The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: Honorable Mention

An Honorable Mention from The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest goes to d. Myers for his poem about a mid-life crisis. He’s a writer, currently working on his first book. He was sent one The Green Study Coffee Mug, a postcard from Minneapolis and $25 donation was made to his local Red Cross chapter. mid-life crisis By d. Myers slow down and watch it all collide watch it trail like a fish is there ever any sign smelling dog food in a dish I’ll play with monkeys… Read More

The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: Honorable Mention

An Honorable Mention from The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest goes to Ruth at Travelling True North for the morning conversation we often have with ourselves. She was sent one The Green Study Coffee Mug, a postcard from Minneapolis and $25 donation was made on her behalf to the Red Cross International Emergency Response Fund. “Life in the Midlife Teens” By Ruth at Travelling True North Mind: What’s that noise? 5am and someone woke me up. Ergh… Zzzzz. Body: Zzzzz…. Mind: Argh. Again? It must be the cat…. Read More

The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: Honorable Mention

An Honorable Mention from The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest goes to Meryl at Six Decades and Counting…Life Reinvented for her inspirational essay about the upside of aging. She was sent one The Green Study Coffee Mug, a postcard from Minneapolis and $25 donation was made to her local Red Cross chapter. “My Time is Now” By Meryl at Six Decades and Counting…Life Reinvented Crossing over into the fifth and sixth decades of life can be traumatic – I speak from personal experience – yet at the… Read More

The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: 3rd Place

3rd Prize goes to Fransi at 365 and Counting for “Aging Gets Better with Age”. There’s nothing like a middle-aged meltdown to make you feel all growed up. She was sent one Green Study Coffee Mug, a Minneapolis postcard and a $50 donation was made on her behalf to the Red Cross International Disaster Response Fund. “Aging Gets Better with Age” By Fransi at 365 and Counting  For some reason, age has always been an issue with me. Maybe it’s because I’m an only child. I spent a lot of time with… Read More

The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: 2nd Place

2nd place goes to Kiri at The Dust Season for “Personals vs. Real Estate, Financing Available”. This essay made me laugh, while thinking that I might need a contractor or ten as well. She was sent one Green Study Coffee Mug, a postcard from Minneapolis and $75 donation was made to the American Red Cross on her behalf to her local Red Cross Chapter. “Personals vs. Real Estate, Financing Available” By Kiri at The Dust Season I have come to the conclusion that, in terms of real estate, I am what’s known… Read More

The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: 1st Place

1st Place goes to Dave at 1pointperspective for the “The Shoe Polish Chronicles”.  I found this essay to be poignant with a dash of Dave’s usual self-deferential humor. He was sent one Green Study Coffee Mug, a postcard from Minneapolis and $100 donation was made to the American Red Cross on his behalf to his local Red Cross Chapter. “The Shoe Polish Chronicles” By Dave at 1pointperspective  “Every time I go to one of these things, I feel like I’m just getting closer to the head of the line” – An old… Read More

Winners of The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of That 45?” Contest!

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of That 45?” Contest. As I’ve beat the subject of being middle-aged to death on this blog, I decided to drag some other old fogies into the mix. People really put on their reading glasses, hiked up their polyester pants and put what they could remember down in words. Impressive, really. And when I can find their essays, I’ll be posting them one by one on this blog over the next few weeks. Since I have… Read More