The recent government shutdown brought up harsh memories for me. I recalled sadly how I never caught up economically or emotionally early in my teaching career after spending just one week picketing for better pay and smaller class sizes. In New York at that time, public service workers were fined two days pay for each day on strike. That memory […]
To build community among our neighbors we have to get people to come out and mix it up. The best communities are those where people recognize each other. Sometimes we know one another’s faces, but that’s all. We may nod and smile seeing those faces, and still not know their names nor anything about them. Here’s one super way to encourage […]
I’ve had some bouts of vertigo lately. It was room-spinning serious at first, but has subsided into an intermittent tipsy-ness. As a result, I’ve begun to pay the kind of attention to my footing and the road ahead that should have been my regular practice anyway. In my head I’m still thirty-something; my body knows otherwise. Seasonal changes and the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?