Aging happens everyday, unnoticed. Then one day you are 60. You ask everyone you know how this has happened, and no one, least of all you, has an answer. You lift your head up, reassess, reorganize those priorities that have dogged you forever. For the first time, you understand the need for a bucket list. You make one. And because you think you might have a lot to say, you start a blog.
Susan B. Apel’s personal essays and creative nonfiction have been published in Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Siren Literary Journal, Image Magazine, Dartmouth Medicine, InTravel, American Vignette, ShriverReport.org, and the cultural journal, Rhizomes. She is a staff blogger for http://www.theuppervalley.com. She is a professor of law at Vermont Law School and adjunct professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is known for her work in legal pedagogy, family law, women and the law, and reproductive technologies. Her scholarly work has appeared in numerous legal and interdisciplinary journals, reviews and anthologies, as well as in the Bioethics Forum of the Hastings Center. She has been a featured guest contributor to Gender and the Law Blog, and has her own blog, A Woman of a Certain Age, http://www.turning60blog.wordpress.com. She currently lives in Lebanon, NH.