One of my art mentors, Lisa Pressman, posted this article on Facebook. I couldn’t resist passing it along to a wider audience than simply my own Facebook friends. There are so many good models of inner resilience in Carmen Herrera’s words.
November 20, 2015, is the ninth anniversary of my liver transplant. Almost a decade into Act 2. That’s almost as long as my first career in public education on Long Island, half as many years as I worked in corporate settings, and longer than my tenure in economic development at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s twice as long, […]
It’s a beautiful late autumn day on our ridge. What image comes to mind reading those words? Blazing autumn color highlighted by warm Indian summer sunshine perhaps. Not so. While this has been one of the most dramatically colorful and extended fall seasons in Western North Carolina, today the leaves are more brown than bright and a deep mist fills […]
NOTE: This was written and scheduled to be posted prior to my sweet mother’s death. While I was doing push-ups this morning I gave thanks over and over, as is my custom, to the two women who gifted me this precious day – my liver donor, whose life ended almost nine years ago, and my mother, who is gently moving toward her […]
Here’s a good synopsis of the facts about aging from the American Psychological Association. “America is aging. The number of Americans over age 65 is increasing dramatically as we approach the millennium. Never in our nation’s history have so many people lived into the later stages of their lives and remained healthy and productive. The proportion of Americans age 65 […]
Remember when our television choices were pretty much ABC, CBS and NBC? In simpler times, the recognized life stages between birth and death were simple too: childhood, adulthood, old age. Each was associated with fairly straight-forward “developmental tasks”. Childhood: to learn from your elders and grow into yourself Adulthood: to establish a family and earn your keep Old Age: to […]