Foreplay

  Probably not the kind of foreplay you’re thinking about. The “foreplay” I participated in last night was an open, audience feedback rehearsal prior to the March 19 official debut of “Venus in Fur” at NC Stage Company’s intimate black box theater in downtown Asheville. The evening was exciting and there was sexual tension, but, alas, no one but the cast […]

Be Happy

So it’s still really, really cold and we wake up to grey skies all too often. As the man said, “Don’t worry, be happy!” In March the days begin to get appreciably longer and the second weekend in this month we turn the clocks ahead. That means 2 a.m. next Sunday, March 9, we spring into Spring! Lazy days and […]

Maintaining Independence in Old Age

My friend Anne went off on vacation with her husband hoping to enjoy a week in the sun, away from the harsh 2014 winter. In addition to her other luggage, she had the burden of carrying her concern for her 89 year old mother and 97 year old step dad. The elderly couple finally agreed to move out of their […]

Live in the Light

Never doubt that the dark is as important as the light, the rain as important as the sun.

Senior Discounts

I have friends with household incomes in the six figures and well-padded portfolios, and even they worry about what it will be like to retire and live on a fixed income. And I want those gals to join me in the life of the happily retired. Therefore, I’m posting this list revealing the many discounts offered to seniors, to give […]

National Donor Day

National Donor day honors those who have chosen to give one or more of the five points of life: organs, tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood. Last year alone, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and […]