Diary of a Life Extended

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Reflect, Repent, Return, Renew and Rejoice

The Jewish High Holy Days, between Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) have just concluded. Because I was raised in the Conservative Judaic tradition where prayers were chanted almost exclusively in Hebrew, I experienced the related services as a time to think about the meaning of a new year, a new chance to be […]

Happy Anniversary To Me!

Today is the 11th anniversary of the liver transplant that saved and transformed my life, November 20, 2006.   My donor was a 70 year old Italian grandmother from Staten Island, NY. This year I reached 70 and move on in humble gratitude to her and her family. I know that two of my donor’s grandchildren were 8 and 11 when […]

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 home. 2000 square feet on one level with a split […]

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 and enriching us, not selling to us?