Conversations with other men and women had prompted the blog “The Write Side of 50,” because no one tells you, nor can they explain, what it’s like to navigate 50 to 60, and beyond. Well, the blog is almost three, and we’re hitting 60, so we’ve updated the name to “The Write Side of 59.” Sixty to 70, it seems, will be fodder for some fresh and adventurous storytelling.
Lois DeSocio (left), 61, a journalist who ran a blog for The New York Times, is an ethereal girl. She has a notebook, a pen, and a steadfast optimism.
Julie Seyler (right), 60, is a New York attorney and an artist.
She is devoted to exploring the medium of oil, watercolor, collage,
pastel and fabric on canvas, paper and wood.
She loves taking photographs of the beauty that exists so unassumingly in her world. She is a realist who translates life into irreverent strokes.
They grew up in the suburbs of Asbury Park in the 1960s and 1970s, which they believe gives them
an open mind and an edgy eye. They are friends for over 40 years who like to play a good knife and fork, drink martinis, and travel, all the while musing over the triumphs and travails of how much you change, and how much you are challenged, if you make it this far. They encourage comments.