Personal Power

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What’s Your Expertise?

Next Repair Cafe: April 24, Grandview Facility, Hendersonville A Repair Cafe is a place where you’ll find volunteers with tools and supplies, available to fix broken objects while offering instruction in the form of hands on help. This is a free program where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zipper, rusty tools, old bicycle, dull pruning shears […]

Turn, Turn, Turn Till You Come Round Right

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed, To turn, turn will […]

A Fall and a Leap of Faith

Dear reader, Please don’t stop reading until you get to the end of this post. In the middle it takes a turn you won’t want to miss. So bear with me, through the fall to the leap of faith. It was I who took a bad fall about two weeks ago. Ironically, just one hour before delivering an AARP “Home […]

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 Dickinson)? No chance to see anyone under 40. How about an […]

Who’s Looking for You?

Mike and I recently took a Fraud Protection Workshop co-sponsored by AARP and Triad (a local cooperative of Law Enforcement and Social Service Agencies). Although it left me feeling as exposed as when wearing a hospital gown that ties in the back, I do think it’s worthwhile for all of us to become more aware of the creative cons out […]

Silver Linings Playbook

Lately I’ve spent a great deal of time talking friends and relatives down from the ledge of anxiety and despair. So many are having extreme difficulty with the overwhelming number of calls to action and requests for donation from worthwhile organizations representing people and causes threatened by the new administration. We are caring, competent seniors who remember fighting earlier battles […]