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A Tale of Two Homes

Yesterday Mike and I visited two potential “forever homes”. The wish being to find a residence with low or no maintenance, accessible for all ages, surrounded by a spirited/caring community, sited in an environmentally acceptable location. The first one was a three bedroom, two bath, exquisitely sited and maintained single family […]


One is Not the Loneliest Number

Parts of my body have been removed and/or replaced and others are definitely not what they used to be. I’ve lost much: muscle tone, the shine in my hair, the brightness of my teeth, and some stamina. My skin is thinner and even insignificant bruises can become permanent marks of […]


My friend Fredda posted this wonderful story on Facebook and I had to share it in a wider audience. I believe that we all underestimate the value we bring to the world, just with our authentic presence. In this instance, little Norah recognized the value of someone who likely was thinking he’d never be worth much to anyone again. If you read this blog post, you’ll know the ongoing impact of her words and actions-even, I believe, on yourself.

It’s a good day to be a day older, now isn’t it?

 


A New Take on Old Ideas 1

I got an unexpected and much appreciated call from my first friend yesterday. We’re coming up on the Jewish New Year and Lynne, who I’ve known since the fifth grade, phoned from New Jersey to span the distance and reconnect for a few precious minutes. Within the flow of our […]


Where O Where Have We Been? 6

I am nowhere. I am now here. It’s all about perspective, isn’t it? I feel as if I’ve been on a journey down Alice’s rabbit hole the past month (maybe longer). But as of today, I believe I’ve finally found the light of day. Where Has Sharon Been The Past […]


Mother please, I’d Rather Do It Myself

Remember when you were a youngster dreaming of adulthood? Couldn’t wait till you were in charge of your own life. Did you play teacher? Did you imagine yourself becoming a sports star, an astronaut, a parent? How those dreams influenced our educational and early career choices. Do you remember later […]


The Hot New Demographic: Us 2

As a person over 50, have you begun to feel invisible, unimportant, sidelined? Not me. I’ve been infused with detailed visions of the once and future power of our generation, having recently completed “Ageing in Community,” an excellent six part workshop offered by the Council on Changing Aging through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at […]