Yes, O’Klock is my real name. I’m the oldest of five daughters, and decided to keep my family name.

My goal with my blog is to inspire you to live healthfully and beautifully, and to think about aging differently.   We can’t hold back the hands of time, but there is no need to be “old” because of the number of years people have been enjoying you!

Here, I share things that I’ve figured out. And for things I don’t know, I ask for advice from brilliant people who are great examples to me. (Be prepared: sometimes I may toss in a “horrible warning!”)

I hope you will find my blog irreverent in all the right places, and useful.

I am in a wonderful relationship with my sweetie, and I have a grown son, an artist. He makes art while coping with MS.

I have been a closet writer since my first play in 3rd grade. I’ve been dabbling in short stories, children’s books, and poetry ever since.  I  wrote the book, “Sick and Tired…and Sexy,“, about how I do, and you can, live beautifully with chronic illness.

I love to read almost everything (except romance novels). I enjoy travel, and both photography and cooking as hobbies.

I want to prove that you can have the whole enchilada (just not too often) and that “You CAN be sexy past sixty!”

The clock’s ticking…

XO Donna

24 thoughts on “About

  1. Janice cyrill

    Thank you for your inspiring words! I’m single after 30 years of marriage and the first part of that first year was spent exercising an unhealthy dose of self pity…” Who’s going to want a woman in her mid fifties! I’ll never be able to compete with 40 year olds.” But as my second year draws to a close, I’ve discovered myself which is no small feat! I think this sisterhood is so important to women like us. I’ve found that I’m not alone in all this and find great comfort in sharing and helping women as they have helped me.

  2. Thank you for reading, Janice! It IS great to surround ourselves with women (and men) who inspire us, and let them in. I hope everything continues to unfold beautifully for you!

  3. Just so you know, Donna…..I’m hanging on to every word you write, learning and growing by step by step…thank you for leading the way for those of us learning the fine art of expression.
    Watching you flourish is a beautiful thing to witness….write on!

  4. Love this, Donna! I look forward to more 🙂 As I’ve been bemoaning my advancing age, this has given me a different angle. And, while I still cant say I’m looking forward to adding the years on, the message I’m taking away is that i don’t have to slink toward the higher numbers, but rather march up proudly 🙂

    Keep it comin, lady 🙂


  5. Donna, you’re a very gifted writer and it’s such a pleasure to read your blog. It would seem that your creativity knows no bounds; writer, stylist, photographer. I’m not 60 (yet) and not female (pretty sure that ain’t happening) but I’m looking forward to more posts! Steve

  6. Jeannie Rickey

    Donna, we met at the Women’s Conference in Austin. Love the blog and wishing you a blessed 2014! Jeannie, Texas Woman’s University

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  8. Anne Haikola

    Hi Donna,
    I finally got a chance to check out your blog. I love it. And was inspired by your “I hate rules” I really should put #4 on my action item list.

    See you next time I visit Dow @ Bella. I always enjoy visiting with you and Amy while I am there.

  9. Ron Melton

    Hey there! RM here … still here … on earth … in Austin. Your blog reveals you’ve retained the joie de vivre I remember so well. Much to discuss if you so choose. Best of luck to you and yours.

  10. Mary Chapel

    HI Donna I tell you I was without magazines in Indonesia for 3 years in the 1980’s. I saw Time magazine with blacked out articles about the movie “The Year of Living Dangerously” about Indonesia. Suharto didn’t like it.
    So I too love magazines! There is something about the slick photos and quick articles. Mary

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