Lifestyle Options

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

Spring Ahead

Daylight Savings Time begins March 12. Nights may grow shorter, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be any lighter. I don’t usually promote products on my blog, but this one is so simple and clever, I can’t resist. Check out the SnapPower line of products and you can easily reduce your risk of falling while increasing your home’s universal design quotient. Free up your […]

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?

Who’s Gonna Need Me, Who’s Gonna Feed Me….?

A while ago a major brand, maybe Nestle or Procter and Gamble, I can’t remember; anyway, some company sponsored a contest on the theme “Unfulfilled Dreams.” Entries had to be the creative expression of  something you’d always hoped for, but had never attained. My submission was a poem illustrated by a background collage. The unfulfilled wish was to have a communal nest […]

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 on how much time you spent researching and planning for […]

Pillow Talk

Do you remember your dreams? Last night I had a wonderful dream. I’ll tell you about it shortly, but first I’ll tell you why I pay attention to my dreams. For about a year before my transplant surgery, my dreams became so vivid and had such staying power that I began to transcribe them in a dream journal each morning. […]