Out and About

Recreational prompts for active seniors, age 55+.


The Good Old Summer Time Takes on New Meaning

The Memorial Day Folk Music Celebration at Robert Frost’s Connemara Homestead is one of my favorites. Not just because of the outdoor setting, but also because it’s one of the few events I attend that’s guaranteed to attract a multi-generational crowd. The four o’clock screening of “Passion” (biopic about Emily […]


Get Up, Get Out – Our National Parks Are Calling!

Did you know, senior citizens can get a lifetime national park pass for $10, check it out! How National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are They’re more than scenic places. They’re a nation’s common ground.   In March 1868 a 29-year-old John Muir stopped a passerby in San […]


Advocacy Takes Many Forms And Has Many Advantages

AARP is well-known for providing discounts for seniors on travel, entertainment, and other purchases. We recognize them for partnering on the sale of trips, tours, health insurance, auto insurance, and gadgets like life-alert products. But do you know that there’s another side to AARP, one that is interested in protecting […]


Up and Outward Bound

I’ve received my first royalty check from sales at Amazon.com and excerpts from Not Done Yet, woven into a single narrative, won Second Place Honors in the Henderson County Silver Arts competition last week. Tipsy-making! I’ve also gotten a couple of early opportunities to speak about my transplant journey, and […]


Foreplay 1

  Probably not the kind of foreplay you’re thinking about. The “foreplay” I participated in last night was an open, audience feedback rehearsal prior to the March 19 official debut of “Venus in Fur” at NC Stage Company’s intimate black box theater in downtown Asheville. The evening was exciting and there […]