Diary of a Life Extended

29 posts

Riding High on the Waves

The leading edge of a wave foams irregularly across a smooth sandy shore. Obeying irresistible forces, it returns to the deep, leaving only a dark line of dampness to show the limits of its reach and the scattered remnants of what it picked up on the journey, but couldn’t carry back. Just like the process of aging. On my 71st […]

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?

A New Take on Old Ideas

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 conversation was an emphasis on how blessed we are to […]