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  • My last photo with Dad

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    Cindy La Ferle
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:18 pm
    This short piece was first published in The Daily Tribune on Father’s Day, 2002, in my old “Life Lines” column. It’s reprinted in my essay collection, Writing Home.  It’s my favorite photograph of Dad and me — one of those priceless family icons I’d rescue if the house caught fire. Taken on Father’s Day in […]
  • Summer reading

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    Cindy La Ferle
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    Whether you’re planning a vacation at the beach or a day off in your own back yard, summer is the best time to chill with a great book. There’s no shortage of articles and reviews of new summer fiction, so my July column in Michigan Prime (delivered this week with your Sunday Detroit Free Press) highlights several nonfiction […]
  • Writing From Your Guts Without Spilling The Beans

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    Jane Gassner
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Was this the summer you promised yourself you’d really get working on your memoir? It’s not too late, you know.   I’m offering this half-day workshop in my home to a limited number of writers. We’ll write, we’ll read, and we’ll share our experiences both good and bad in writing memoir. This is very much a […]
  • When Leonard Nimoy chauffeured The Bangles in 1985

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    John VE
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    How many people remember when Leonard Nimoy hung out with The Bangles? In 1985, he played the part of the chauffeur in The Bangles' music video Going Down to Liverpool; this came about due to Nimoy being a friend of Tamar Simon Hoffs and Susanna Hoffs' family.
  • Basics of Computer

    Steves Midlife Crisis
    ironik
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    A computer system is speedy operating and versatile machine that shops, retrieves, and processes data. It includes many electronic components, generically known as hardware. It follows a particular group of computer technology, called software. A individual pc, or microcomputer, is usually a small size pc that normally is developed to become made use of by a single individual in a time for programs that demand fairly little computing power. It is beneficial to know that there are other kinds of far more powerful computers on the market that could procedure information and facts much faster…
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  • Writing From Your Guts Without Spilling The Beans

    Jane Gassner
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Was this the summer you promised yourself you’d really get working on your memoir? It’s not too late, you know.   I’m offering this half-day workshop in my home to a limited number of writers. We’ll write, we’ll read, and we’ll share our experiences both good and bad in writing memoir. This is very much a […]
  • A Skin Care Promise Kept: Skin Authority

    Jane Gassner
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Whoa! Is that my skin? When did it get so soft, so almost silky, so moist and firm? A fluke of the weather, maybe?
  • The New One Minute Manager

    Jane Gassner
    20 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    What I was not expecting was to find that Blanchard and Johnson have, in this slim unadorned volume, encapsulated so much of what our country (our world!) needs to hear, to learn, to practice if we are to survive past the midpoint of the twentyfirst century.
  • Master Lock and the Senior Market

    Jane Gassner
    5 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    We live behind a gate. Don’t for a moment, however, think Gated Community with a uniformed attendant screening our visitors. Nor should you imagine one of those  motorized gates where at the flick of a something or other, the gate opens for egress or ingress as appropriate. No, this is your basic wrought iron, keep intruders out […]
  • Wanted: The Single Person’s Life

    Jane Gassner
    5 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    I was totally taken with this idea of the Single Person's Life, which emerged as a full-blown vision.
 
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    vintage everyday

  • When Leonard Nimoy chauffeured The Bangles in 1985

    John VE
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    How many people remember when Leonard Nimoy hung out with The Bangles? In 1985, he played the part of the chauffeur in The Bangles' music video Going Down to Liverpool; this came about due to Nimoy being a friend of Tamar Simon Hoffs and Susanna Hoffs' family.
  • 55 Retro Advertising Posters of Soviet Cars from the Past

    John VE
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Since the automotive industry in the Soviet Union was developed rather well, lots of advertisement campaigns had been created by car manufacturers.See more »
  • Amazing Photos of Fearless Fagan in 1951 – The Incredible Lion Who Became a Hollywood Star

    John VE
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Fearless the Lion was owned by Floyd C. Humeston, who raised Fagan from a cub, brushed its teeth, combed its fur and, LIFE claimed, had “evolved an English-German gibberish that Fagan not only understands but answers with growls and gurgles which his master understands.”Fagan the lion on an MGM set, 1951.Fagan the lion on the MGM lot, 1951.Floyd Humeston and Fagan the lion outside the Thalberg Building, Hollywood, 1951.Fagan the lion, ready for his makeup, 1951.Fagan the lion in his "dressing room" in 1951.See more »
  • Two young women on beach sharing tanning oil, 1946

    John VE
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Photo by Constance Bannister Corp, Hulton Archive/ Getty Images
  • 40 Funny Yearbook Photos from the 1980s and Early 1990s

    John VE
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Here, we gathered the worst kids haircuts of all time, most of them come directly from the 80′s and early 90′s, cool years for a lot of things but definitely not for hairstyles.See more »
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    Steves Midlife Crisis

  • Basics of Computer

    ironik
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    A computer system is speedy operating and versatile machine that shops, retrieves, and processes data. It includes many electronic components, generically known as hardware. It follows a particular group of computer technology, called software. A individual pc, or microcomputer, is usually a small size pc that normally is developed to become made use of by a single individual in a time for programs that demand fairly little computing power. It is beneficial to know that there are other kinds of far more powerful computers on the market that could procedure information and facts much faster…
  • Indicative Mood Guidance

    ironik
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    Do you realize what subjunctive mood is? The term subjunctive is fairly unfamiliar word in English therefore it brings confusion to most people. The term is hardly ever applied in English but it is utilised typically in Spanish. Allow us to see then its definition and how and when it can be made use of. What exactly is subjunctive? Subjunctive as define by online dictionary as “a verb mood employed in dependent clauses to express emotion, opinion, judgment or action which has not however occurred.” So subjunctive will not be a tense but a mood given that a tense usually inform…
  • Subjunctive Mood Information

    ironik
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:34 am
    Do you understand what subjunctive is? The word subjunctive is really unfamiliar word in English thus it brings confusion to most of the people. The word is seldom used in English nevertheless it is applied normally in Spanish. Let us see then its definition and just how and when it truly is made use of. What exactly is subjunctive? Subjunctive as define by online dictionary as “a verb mood utilised in dependent clauses to express emotion, opinion, judgment or action that has not however occurred.” So subjunctive isn’t a tense but a mood considering the fact that a tense…
  • Subjunctive Research

    ironik
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    Do you know what subjunctive mood is? The word subjunctive is pretty unfamiliar word in English thus it brings confusion to many people. The term is rarely applied in English but it is applied usually in Spanish. Let us see then its definition and the way and when it’s applied. What exactly is subjunctive? Subjunctive as define by online dictionary as “a verb mood made use of in dependent clauses to express emotion, opinion, judgment or action that has not but occurred.” So subjunctive will not be a tense but a mood due to the fact a tense commonly tell when an action…
  • My Drone for Sale Outline

    ironik
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Phantom 3 – to be utilized as being a semiprofessional drone Functions of Phantom 3 Phantom 3 may be made use of each professionally and inside a way besides experienced usage. Phantom 3 is often a camera drone that is certainly developed ultimately in which a lot of experiencing years are packed in aerial imaging into a single compact program which is straightforward to make use of. By making usage of Phantom 3, 4K video could be shot as much as about thirty frames per second and photographs with twelve megapixels are captured that look quite clear and sharper as compared to ever prior…
 
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • When Life Gets Complicated …

    Suzanne
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Some details in today’s post have been changed to provide a *mysterious* cloak of anonymity. I’m sorry there was no post yesterday. I’ve had a very rocky start to my week. Just when you think you know where you stand, Someone comes along and pulls the rug right out from under you. Or me. (This week it was, most definitely, me.) I had “topics” and “subjects” and frivolous crap to write about this week. But …? I just can’t today. I’m still trying to get my feet back on the ground from the unexpected shock of falling on my ass. Also…
  • Why Do Weekends Go By So Fast?

    Suzanne
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    I hope you had a great weekend. Mine went by way too fast. I saw Trainwreck. I love Amy Shumer. Her humor is extremely inappropriate which, of course, makes me laugh and laugh. I’m pretty sure she and I are best friends … she just doesn’t know me yet. My only disappointment was the meh popcorn I bought at the theater. I *love* popcorn and it was way too salty and just BLEH. (I didn’t even EAT it … and if I buy-but-don’t-eat popcorn at a movie you KNOW it’s bad!) I guess next time I go to a movie I’ll have to smuggle in my own, homemade, much…
  • The Unexpected Bug Man

    Suzanne
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Yesterday morning I ran a few errands. When I got home, I knew I was going to do some cleaning. I also wanted to gesso several art journal pages so I can make more Bad Art over the weekend. (Gesso takes several hours to dry.  I wanted to prep some pages ahead of time.) Gesso is messy. Cleaning is messy. I put on old, really ugly, skin-tight, cleavage-popping, very cool (temperature-wise), super comfortable, clothes. I tied my hair up in a messy knot to complete my horrifying “look.” I wasn’t planning on seeing anyone other than Fred for the remainder of the day. Fred loves…
  • Planning Trips!

    Suzanne
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    I’ve got the travel bug BAD lately. Everyone I know is taking amazing vacations and Fred and I are doing NOTHING. I can’t stand it. (OK, so Fred and I are finger painting.  And, going on a lot of walks.  And, visiting local beaches.  But …!) I’ve started very early-days planning of a trip to New Zealand for next February. I’ve wanted to go to both New Zealand and Australia for DECADES. (Seriously, I’ve been wanting to go since I was in elementary school!) My original plan was to do both countries over a six week period when my youngest left for college.
  • Random Art Play

    Suzanne
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    The rest of the world might have had sunshine yesterday, But “my” mountain was shrouded in clouds and rain all day. Long exposure photo of a cloudy beach day. Fred and I were baffled! Drizzly rain in JULY?? What does that mean? A cartoon of a baffled Fred. I *should* have spent the day editing photos. Instead, I used the weather as an excuse to play “art.” Here’s a not-so-good iPhone photo of a two page spread in progress …. Not yet completed – Art Journal Pages The background is primarily “thrown” ink. Yes, I’m still playing with…
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    Cindy La Ferle's Home Office

  • Summer reading

    Cindy La Ferle
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    Whether you’re planning a vacation at the beach or a day off in your own back yard, summer is the best time to chill with a great book. There’s no shortage of articles and reviews of new summer fiction, so my July column in Michigan Prime (delivered this week with your Sunday Detroit Free Press) highlights several nonfiction […]
  • My last photo with Dad

    Cindy La Ferle
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:18 pm
    This short piece was first published in The Daily Tribune on Father’s Day, 2002, in my old “Life Lines” column. It’s reprinted in my essay collection, Writing Home.  It’s my favorite photograph of Dad and me — one of those priceless family icons I’d rescue if the house caught fire. Taken on Father’s Day in […]
  • What is a “senior” citizen?

    Cindy La Ferle
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Are you officially a “senior” when your first issue of the AARP Bulletin arrives in the mail? Or do you become a senior when you earn your first senior discount at a movie theater or restaurant? And, while we’re at it, when does old age really begin? For the answers, check out my “Life Lines” column […]
  • Wisdom for graduates

    Cindy La Ferle
    23 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    I always pass along good advice. It is the only thing to do with it, since it is never of any use to oneself.” – Oscar Wilde It’s graduation season. The flowering trees are in bloom, everywhere, and suddenly I’m flooded with sweet memories of my son’s baccalaureate ceremonies at Shrine High School (2004) and […]
  • Memoir night at the library

    Cindy La Ferle
    17 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    At the Royal Oak Public Library: It’s All About You: How to Write Your Memoir, Wednesday, July 8, 7:00pm.  Join me for a summer evening discussion about the craft of memoir. Whether you want to write a personal essay for publication or a book for your family legacy, this talk will help you get started. We’ll […]
 
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    Candelaria Silva

  • The Missing Panties Caper

    Candelaria Silva
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    A pair of my panties has gone missing.  I don’t know how long they’ve been AWOL.  Let me explain. I have a wardrobe of lingerie.  I’m not as meticulous as my Mom but I do try to coordinate my undies with my tops.  This is why I don’t know how long they’ve been missing.  I went looking for them to go with a particular outfit.  They were nowhere to be found. I reorganized my pantie drawer in the process of searching for them. Where could they be? I asked out loud and went tearing through the house – asking each location plaintively like the bird in the children’s story,…
  • To Be Real – Thoughts about Rachel/Caitlyn/Laverne

    Candelaria Silva
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:46 pm
    “It’s got to be real. To be real. It’s got to be real.“ The chorus from Cheryl Lynn’s 1978 disco hit, To Be Real,  keeps running through my head as I think about Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who’s been passing herself off as a Black woman for quite a while and even became President of the NAACP Chapter in Spokane, Washington. To deny your parents is wrong (even if they weren’t good parents).  To deny your heritage is a travesty (even if you don’t want to own everything about that heritage). To pretend to be someone you’re not and claim position and…
  • What Can I Do for You?

    Candelaria Silva
    6 Jun 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Let me know what I can do for you.  This is a statement I received from several people recently after my husband’s stroke.  I feel blessed to have so many people who care and who want to help.  I have also found myself asking the same question recently to friends, colleagues and acquaintances as people face various traumatic events – illness, death, accidents, unemployment,  general brokenness… What follows  is my musing aloud about this. There’s been a crisis.  Friends and family contact and descend.  They ask: What can I do for you?  Let me know if there’s anything…
  • How are you gonna hurt my feelings?

    Candelaria Silva
    26 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    I had a great time visiting my family in St. Louis recently.  Our trip was cut short but before the call came that shortened the visit and altered my world, my sister and I shared a big laugh.  She is a wise woman with a wicked sense of humor and a very direct delivery. “How are you gonna hurt my feelings?” she said, as she recounted an incident with some kids she was teaching.  “What can you tell me that I don’t already know about myself?” “You shouldn’t try to hurt my feelings, but I shouldn’t let my feelings be hurt.” “I’m overweight, I’m old, I got a gap in my…
  • Can I poet with you – Ntozake Shange

    Candelaria Silva
    1 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    I had originally hoped to post a poem a day during Poetry Month (April) which has officially ended although there’s a big celebration of poetry, Mass Poetry Festival in Salem from May 1-3, featuring such poets as Rita Dove, Nick Flynn and Marge Piercy. Work obligations interfered with life desires and so that didn’t happen. However, I had to share this poem as an official sign-off.  Never got around to publicizing some of my own poetry or some poems from local poets I admire.  Poetry will make continuing appearances on this blog from time to time. Get it &  feel good by…
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  • In the Pacific Northwest: More from the Powwow

    Granny Sue
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    A few more random photos from the powwow:Grandson Jared and his girlfriend Pilar came out to enjoy the day with us. We explored the tipis that belonged to Reyn's cousin. These are not the historical dwellings of the Indians of this region, but members of many tribes had gathered for this powwow, as you might have heard in the video I posted the other day.  Beautifully painted, and I liked the flags flying from the poles.A deerskin serves as a doorflap on this one.Nice bumper sticker!Two women dance in the mother-daughter dance.The detail on the dresses was fabulous. This one had…
  • In the Pacific Northwest: At the Coast

    Granny Sue
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
     We took a short drive one day during our trip to visit the Pacific Ocean. While I've been in Seattle and Bellingham, Washington before, I had never seen the Pacific, and Larry's last view of it was coming home from Vietnam. It was a gray, overcast, drizzly afternoon but who cared?Waves in, waves out. What could be more peaceful? We were not alone on the rocky shore. Many others were there to enjoy a quiet afternoon. While the town of Lincoln City was just behind us, here it seemed that it was all Nature, doing what she does best.Sea Anemones bloomed in a shallow pool between the…
  • In the Pacific Northwest: Old Cars

    Granny Sue
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Next door to the casino and lodge where we stayed was a very strange place:  The owner came out from the trailer next door when he saw me standing outside this building. He allowed me to take photos as long as I did not try to go inside the fence or the building.  The casino in the background is an odd contrast to the rows of rusty cars.A second mannequin head guarded another window.Just down the road we spotted this old timer in a shed. Old vehicles seemed to be everywhere, actually.But this one, Reyn and Liz's car, was certainly the prettiest one we saw--and riding in it…
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    THE MIDLIFE GALS...Gone Gray

  • Gratification...Delayed vs. Instant

    The Midlife Gals
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    I could probably go three or four days without french fries...I’m sure I could.  I think that’s delayed gratification, but, don’t dare me.  And, I like the really soft, greasy kind that bend like...a stick of licorice.  I’d rather eat french fries than the burgers that accompany them, frankly.  I’m not into sweets...give me potatoes and watch me smile.People who clean receive instant gratification.  I receive the same gratification when I hand them the money to clean, thus giving me a similar sensation but without the groundwork involved.  As some of…
  • 13 Jun 2015 | 1:29 pm

    The Midlife Gals
    13 Jun 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Our Annual Love Letter to Daddy...I love the word, Daddy.  It just sounds like someone you would love.  Of course, I tend to think about things as if they are chapters from a good southern novel, so a Daddy for me connotes a big, strong, handsome man in uniform in an old black and white Polaroid from 1943.  He’s with his Navy buddies on a crowded ship in the middle of the Pacific.  They’re off duty, drunk, smoking and playing poker on an overturned bucket from their bunks below deck.I picture a Daddy tying his little girl’s shoe laces and teaching her how to make the…
  • Soon...Summertime Fun!! Pish Posh

    The Midlife Gals
    16 May 2015 | 2:51 pm
    And, HERE are many reasons why we settled on moving to PARADISE!!***************************************************************Original posting from July 8, 2011:If I were to make a list of fun things to do this summer in central Texas, it would be short:STAY INSIDE WHERE IT’S COOL.Some people just don’t listen. Sal and I see those whose minds have completely left them, jogging in the afternoon when the temperature hovers around, well, it’s going to be 103 degrees here today. They don’t care.  Human beings were not meant to run any further than the ‘flight or fight’…
  • Calling all you MOTHERS in Heaven!

    The Midlife Gals
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    “Hello...Mother?”“Which Mother do you want to speak to, honey?  We have a LOT of mothers here in Heaven.  You’ll have to be more specific, and I don’t have all day.  Actually, I do have all day and all of eternity, but I’m really busy, so just give me a name.”“Sheesh.  I didn’t realize there was a switchboard in Heaven.  How fantastic!  Just look up The Ancient One.  Believe me, there’s only one person who fits those parameters.”“Connecting you now......please hold, and have a nice life.  See you when you’re ready...unless the…
  • It's the Little Things You Notice...

    The Midlife Gals
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Ever been in a packed elevator, standing behind someone who, although they probably bathed that morning...has not washed their hair in about 6 days?  It’s that ‘odor’ that permeates the immediate space around them...and anyone who is close enough to have a conversation.  I hate to say this, but it’s usually the mens who are guilty of this personal hygiene offense.  Guys, if you take the time to shave, WASH YOUR HAIR!And, how about the person with whom you are conversing exhibiting that little string of saliva that goes from their top center lip to their bottom center…
 
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  • A DIY Project For Really Lazy People With A Sense Of Humor Who Like Beauty

    Lisa
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    It’s hard for me to finish projects that involve working with my hands. Because, impatient. Because, bad small motor skills. But perseverance, humor, and community work miracles. Anyone remember the “I want gold leaf for Christmas” idea? No reason you should. How about “I am dreaming of fuchsias?” Oh how the stars align. Here we have a garden variety clay pot. I almost said “terracotta,” but apparently it might be “earthenware.” So much terminology. And here we have one “Speedball Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Kit.” It sat in my…
  • “Finternships” Could Make Use Of So Much Knowledge Capital, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:03am

    Lisa
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    It’s possible I have too much time on my hands. That’s quite an image. I see my hands, on the keyboard. Are they weighed down? No. I have time enough, just time enough. But I do have more capacity than I’m using. It’s been two years since I retired. In that time, I’ve been a newlywed, I’ve decorated my house, I’ve tended my garden. I’ve gotten sick, and lain on the sofa, despondent and barely moving. That was not fun. Recovered, I look around at everything both in place and in motion and I understand that I can do more. 58 feels youngish, even…
  • Taking Steps Towards Ethical Luxury, With A Merida Rug Certified By GoodWeave

    Lisa
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    My children are grown. They don’t live here any more. Of course, now that I understand their capacity to thrive in the wild, I want them back. Ah well, let’s make lemonade. As we have discussed, I’m turning my son’s room into a workroom, albeit one with a piece of furniture that looks suspiciously like a bed. My daughter’s space, on the other hand, will become the Guest Room, capital G, capital R. But first we had to sort through two and a half decades of detritus. Beloved detritus. We brought both my kids home last month, with the express intention of…
  • What Would It Take To Wear This Out Of The House?

    Lisa
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    You may remember I proposed a hypothetical 4th of July outfit, here. Somewhere around 7 o’clock the night of the actual 4th I grabbed my youngest sister, and said, “Oh, hey, would you mind taking a picture for me?” So she did. We were down at my mother’s, in Santa Barbara. All the siblings, the grandchildren, some step-siblings. Crowded, awesome. I love this UNIQLO tee with its Stephen Sprouse print. Not remotely figure-flattering but hey, Art! The boyfriend khakis are 100% cotton from J. Crew, and extremely comfortable, while the JORD watch has been one of my most…
  • The Simple Structure Of A Day, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:53am

    Lisa
    18 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    This is going to be an embarrassing post. Retirement isn’t straightforward. At least not for everyone. When I first stopped working I asked myself, “Am I doing the right things? I cleared obstacles. Two years later I ask, “Am I doing what I’m doing the right way?” Working, your days are structured. Get up and go, every morning. Retired, you ask yourself, “And what to do today?” You always have to ask again, “And next?” This is hard on project people. We can’t treat our unstructured lives as a single timeline, or we launch only at death.
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  • We All Rock at Different Speeds

    Gena
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:04 pm
    I was on the bus and this man was verbally attacking a woman. Nothing new in that; seems to be an open sport now days. But you could tell that she had a problem, a mental health problem.Old boy thought that insulting her, damning her and otherwise make her aware that she did not measure up to the high bar of humanity that he set himself up to be as lord and master of the planet.The bus driver had had enough. He told the man "Shut up or get off the bus. You will not continue to disrespect this woman on my bus. "Shut up or get off...shut up or get off."The woman was rocking back and forth and…
  • My First Step Into The Void

    Gena
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    This is the start of what I have been working on for about six months. It has changed forms. It will change again but I had to stop talking about it and do it.This is episode 000 of the Anxiety Road Podcast.  The podcast will talk about anxiety and panic attacks, treatment, some history and a wee bit of goofyness to make the information go do a bit easier. I wish I could do the mental health version of Beakman's World. I can't but I can try to get the word out that mental health information and stigma busting does not have to be total drag.The show notes page is located at…
  • Just About Ready to Launch

    Gena
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:26 pm
    It has been a headache. A journey. A wallet cleaner. A commitment made and un-made. Just one more item I have to do and then it will be launch time.This is the podcast logo I'm going with at the moment:I've been through a bunch of them. Some fug ugly and some that were conceptually good but when I blew them up to the required 1400x1400 size they looked awful.And then there is the change to 3000x3000 that just came into effect by Apple.Yes. Okay.I have bought microphones. I am up to my hips in microphones. If you are remotely thinking about podcasting go ahead and buy the Audio Technica…
  • Learning Something New and It Hurts

    Gena
    28 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    So I'm just about ready to launch the audio podcast. I've had to speed learn about audio production, distribution and making it good.My head hurts. It is like looking at the above highway sign. I know the form and the shape I want the podcast to take. I can see it and almost hear it in my head. But I gotta get it out of my head and into the real world. I tell you, working with video is easier for me but you gotta try something new.So, what have I learned:Number 1. I do not want to do an interview show. When you start to learn about audio podcasting 99.999% of it is geared toward creating…
  • Status Report - The Fish Are Traveling

    Gena
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:09 pm
    I'm still working on the not so secret project. I'm trying to create a limited series podcast on mental health and anxiety spectrum issues. I have everything I need but time. Actually, I have that too but allocating enough time is a challenge.Just when I think I've nailed it down I learn something new that has to be included.There are now apps that help folks manage or control their anxiety. It is a freaking free for all with all kinds of players and dang near no regulation. And there is new fangled eletro-stimulation type devices and tele-mental health treatment, both valid and bogus.I guess…
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    SEASONALITY: Embracing Change

  • THE BEST KIND OF NEIGHBOR

    Hill Country Hippie
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    I ask you, is there anything better than a neighbor who rings you up on a Sunday afternoon, just as you were sitting there wondering what on earth you could piece together for dinner, and says "We planted too many tomatoes! Could you use a few?" Next thing we knew he was at our door, with all of this!So I cut up some of the tomatoes, the herbs and the green onions, tossed them in a bowl, added some minced garlic, a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkle of coarse salt and some freshly ground pepper, then covered the bowl with a plate and allowed the ingredients to meld at room…
  • GUESS WHO?

    Hill Country Hippie
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    Guess who joined the Wimberley Valley Art League a few weeks ago, then took a couple of his photos up to the Community Center this week to see if he could get one selected to be in their next juried art show?And guess who ended up winning one of only nine prizes awarded, his first time out of the chute?My Hubby, that's who!  
  • A SUMMER RITUAL

    Hill Country Hippie
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    If you've ever spent time in Austin, you're probably familiar with the Kerbey Lane Cafes -- the most popular breakfast/brunch spots around, thanks to their infamous pancakes. But, did you know they also have a rotating seasonal menu, featuring locally grown produce?The first summer we were up here I read about it somewhere, and we decided to give it a try. There is often a very long wait for a table, but if you're willing to sit up at the counter, you can get right in. So that's what we did. We ordered just about everything on the special summer menu that featured homegrown tomatoes,…
  • PURGE ON!

    Hill Country Hippie
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Whew! Finally tackled my art paper stash. Still a good bit left, but at least these drawers can open and shut without getting hung up on stuff now.While I was working on my piles of paper, I decided I might as well scour these bookshelves for art supplies that I never use. Managed to fill a whole basket with them. I'm thinking my artsy Wimberley friends and I could all meet up at the coffee shop one day soon, each bringing the art supplies we never use anymore, and we could have a swapfest! Oooooor, maybe someone who lost all their supplies in the flood (Susan Callon?) would like to look…
  • BECAUSE I'M ALL ABOUT THEM BOOKS

    Hill Country Hippie
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    "A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy...Books are more than doctors, of course. Some novels are loving, lifelong companions; some give you a clip around the ear; others are friends who wrap you in warm towels when you've got those autumn blues. And some...well, some are pink candy floss that tingles in your brain for three seconds and leaves a blissful void. Like a short, torrid love affair." ~ Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop Remember that whole-house purge I got involved in after reading Marie Kendo's Life-Changing Magic of…
 
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    Baby Boomer Talk & other stuff

  • The Deadly Threat of Alzheimer's for Baby Boomers

    Beverly Mahone
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    A new report out last week says 1 in 3 baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's between now and mid-century and the cost to Medicare will skyrocket.According to research presented at the July 2014 International Alzheimer's Association International Conference, there will be a shift toward more severe forms of the disease, leading to greater Medicare costs. In 2020, the projected Medicare costs of caring for baby boomers with Alzheimer's in the community will amount to $11.86 billion, in 2014 dollars, which is the equivalent of 2.1% of total Medicare spending. By 2040, when the…
  • Baby Boomers and Millennials and Diversity

    Beverly Mahone
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    I guess it's time for older white Americans to start panicking.  The latest numbers are out and it shows that the Millennials are now the most DIVERSE generation in America.  We all heard there was going to be a changing of the guard but we didn't expect it until somewhere around 2050 (as reported in an article by CNN).Well, the U.S. Census Bureau now CONFIRMS it.  Millennials are now the majority in population and diversity.  Now that's a two for one.  The generation born between 1982 and 2000 now number 83.1 million, compared to 75.4 million baby boomers (and…
  • The Money Behind the Marriage

    Beverly Mahone
    17 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    My husband and I were married on June 3, 2006. I chose that particular month because it was the same month my parents got married (1952)and it's also my birthday month. Did you know June is the most popular month for weddings---followed by August, May and September?Upon doing some research to see how expensive weddings have become, I discovered the following facts:* The average wedding costs more than $28,200. * The reception accounts for 43 percent of wedding costs, with an average price tag of $12,343.* Outside of the reception, the largest chunks of money are going to engagement rings…
  • A Play on Words

    Beverly Mahone
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    As a journalist and author, I LOVE expressing myself with words. I came across this "Punography" and thought it would be a cool thing to share with my followers. If you want to see it up close just click on the graphic. So what do you think? Which pun is your favorite?http://babyboomerbev.podOmatic.com/rss2xm1 http://www.talk2bevpodcast.com/audios/goingtochicago.mp3
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    Beverly Mahone
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    My husband and I became part of a growing trend in America back in 2006. We were grandparents taking on the role of primary caregivers for our grandson.My daughter got pregnant as a teenager but still had ambitions of going to college. After careful thought and prayer, we agreed to raise him in her absence. We were among nearly 6 million grandparents who have grandchildren living with them. Here are more numbers from the Census Bureau about grandparent caregivers: 4-out-of-10 grandparents are responsible for the youngsters basic care. 5.8 million, the number of grandparents who live with one…
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    BOOMER WORLD

  • Why Do Republicans Have to Be Asked to Embrace Diversity

    Beverly Mahone
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    As a veteran journalist, I try real hard not to get caught up into the political arena but, the truth of the matter is, no matter how objective we tell you we are about the subject, we all still have OPINIONS.  And  those opinions come shining through in some form or fashion.  No one---and let me repeat that---no one is purely objective when it comes to anything. With that being said, I recently read an interesting article in the Tampa Bay Times, where GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush is quoted as asking his fellow republicans to embrace diversity if they expect to win the…
  • And the Survey Says Blacks are Living the American Dream

    Beverly Mahone
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    There's a new survey out that says:"MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, ASIANS AND LATINOS SAY THEY ARE EITHER LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM OR BELIEVE THEY CAN."The poll was conducted by Burson-Marsteller and and Penn Schoen Berland.Wow!  Really?  All I can say is I was NOT polled and neither were any of my friends.  You would think that with 80 percent making this kind of statement that someone I know would've been a part of this survey.Oh, but wait a minute.  Asians and Latinos are also included in this 80 percent so who knows how many of "us" were actually polled.
  • Jump Start Your Job Search on Monday

    Beverly Mahone
    10 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    Mondays are the worst days for many people who have jobs. They insist the weekend wasn't long enough or they wake up with the Monday morning "blahs" and then they muddle through the week waiting for Friday to return.But did you know Monday is actually a great day for people who are unemployed? According to a survey by Bright.com, 30 percent of job applicants who apply on a Monday have a good chance of making it to the next stage in the hiring process. Getting your application in at the beginning of the week gives it the best opportunity to be seen by a fresh pair of eyes and ahead of all of…
  • Your Address on Your Resume Can Lead to Discrimination

    Beverly Mahone
    8 May 2015 | 11:03 am
    As a Job Counselor working with adults 55-years-old and above, one of the first things I tell them after reviewing their resume is to REMOVE THEIR ADDRESS. Putting your address on your resume is a good way to be discriminated against when it comes to being considered for a job you've applied for. Why? Because an employer may have a preconceived notion about where you live and how that might impact their Company. Say it ain't so Joe!Oh, but it is. They call it Economic Profiling: Let's say you live in or very close to an area that is known for having a high crime rate and you're applying for a…
  • Are You As Old and Outdated As Your Resume Looks

    Beverly Mahone
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    After spending the past few years in and out of the job market, I am now in a position where I am working to help others find a new job or career.As a Job Counselor (trainee) with NCBA, I work exclusively with people 55 years old and older who have been unemployed for a period of time. What I have discovered, in a relatively short period of time, is I am definitely in the MINORITY when it comes to being up to date on the latest trends in job hunting. Yes, I admit I struggled 10 years ago when I was first introduced to the concept of online networking and social media. I spent many frustrating…
 
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    BoomerCafé ... it's your place

  • Investing a boomer’s retirement money is different

    Cafe
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    So many baby boomers are either retired or heading that way, we like to give you advice when we come across it — not ours, but some experts’ — about how to plan for retirement. That’s why we want you to see what The Retirementor, financial writer Dennis Miller of Anthem, Arizona, has to say on MarketWatch.com about retirement money, and how investing it is different. I frustrated the hell out of my analyst team, positing a number of “what if” market scenarios. Finally Tim spoke up and said, “You’re posing all these scenarios; you’re the one who says the market always comes…
  • A boomer’s true tale of prisons, penthouses, and playmates

    Cafe
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    This title alone will surprise you: “Without a Net: A True Tale of Prison, Penthouses, and Playmates.” Hardly the normal fare here at BoomerCafé, but it intrigues us. The book is a memoir about the life of baby boomer Barry Hornig, produced by Barry along with his writing partner Michael Claibourne, both of Los Angeles. This excerpt is a slice of the story about Barry’s wild life, which came on the heels of the wholesome ‘50s. Starving and certain that I would die in my dingy jail cell in Spain, I made a deal with God. I fell to my knees, promising to give up all drugs and criminal…
  • A boomer’s look back at sometime magical years

    Cafe
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
    What do some of us baby boomers do for our Second Act? A lot of us write. And at least one of us, Tom Winton of Dahlonega, Georgia, has done quite well at it. He had his first novel published only five years ago when he was 62, and now has six under his belt; all have become bestsellers on Amazon. The latest is “Beyond Nostalgia,” which takes place back in those sometimes magical years of the 1960s and 70s. Funny thing is, Tom didn’t always want to be a writer. Although I completed my first “novel attempt” more than fifteen years ago, I’ve only been socializing with other writers…
  • Are we baby boomers having fun yet?

    Cafe
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Are we having fun yet? Here at BoomerCafé, we think the answer is YES. And if you’re not, maybe you’ll want to do what certified personal trainer Linda Melone, herself a baby boomer, wrote about in her health and wellness blog for our friends over at NextAvenue.org. She offers Six Ways To Slow Down Time. If the saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun” holds true, we must be having a lot more fun as we age. Time certainly seems to zip by as the years roll on. Interestingly, this time warp is not all in our imagination, says Dr. Allen Towfigh, medical director, New York Neurology…
  • One boomer remembers one of the best days

    Cafe
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    For baby boomers like us, there is a handful of events that we shall never forget, not just about what happened but about where we were when it did: JFK’s assassination, 9/11, the first man on the moon. Our friend Larry Checco writes from Silver Spring, Maryland, about his clear memory from that magnificent day of the moon landing when it was wonderful to be an American, wherever you were. It’s a late, hot summer’s evening in Paris — July 20, 1969, to be exact. The Champs Elysee is packed, mainly with tourists from around the world. Many are gathered in front of large posh display…
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  • Atenas Costa Rica Rain Report for June 2015

    goinglikesixty
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    It was an odd month for rain in the Atenas area in June 2015. It should have been the start of the rainy season, meaning a regular dose of rain almost on a daily basis. The month started out that way, the first week brought 4 inches of rain at Sedolsoder, Guacimo de Atenas, our housecos – and then it stopped. And it didn’t start again! We had a few days of “pelo de gato” (hair of the cat) a very drizzly rain that didn’t accumulate. On the other hand the east coast has been slammed with record rainfalls and it continues… at the end of June in the Limon…
  • My Twitter Hashtag Entry Soars to Top of Podcast

    goinglikesixty
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:23 pm
      I’ve been having some fun Tweeting. One of the ways I’m entertaining myself, aside from retweeting fun stuff and opining on anything that enters my Twitter, is playing the Hashtag game. If you want to follow me, I’m GoingLike60, and my tweets are featured on the right hand column ————————–>>>>>>>>> If you’re not a Tweeter, a hashtag is the # symbol. Added in front of a word or phrase without spaces makes the word/phrase searchable and all tweets that contain the same hashtag are…
  • The Black Hills of Costa Rica – Ten Hills in Ten Years

    goinglikesixty
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    Knowing that you are hanging on every word regarding the improvement of the road from Atenas to our house, I have an update… We made a trip to the free dentist clinic Thursday. Since we were a little early, our plan was to stop by and hassle our favorite eye doctor, Victoria. She was behind closed doors, so we missed her. But to our good fortune, a couple real estate agents were hanging around their office and we grilled them about news of the road improvement. Gerardo got on the phone and called the secretary to the Mayor of Atenas to see what discussed at the meeting that I got thrown…
  • Earn a Living Anywhere

    goinglikesixty
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    Earning a living gets more difficult as the years go on there’s no doubt about it – so sometimes you need to be a little bit more innovative, to make some cash without having to have a 9-5 job and that’s why we thought we would let you know all about some passive income ideas, so you can earn some cash but with minimal effort. Selling Stuff on eBay You know what they say, one mans rubbish is another mans treasure, so it’s definitely worth looking out some of the stuff you have and see if it’s worth selling it on eBay.  This site is fantastic for auctioning off stuff…
  • Two Pines Strong – Dos Pinos Fuerte

    goinglikesixty
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    Winner, Winner chicken dinner! The local grocery store is having a special promotion on Dos Pinos brand milk. Buy a half-gallon and get a chance to win a prize. Since we needed milk anyway, and the chica by the milk display was very persuasive, I bought a half-gallon. But to win, I had to show my strength by hammering a striker good enough to ring the bell. Except the one I took a shot at was four feet tall. And it took me two tries. I won a plastic drinking cup. Milk and Cookies for everyone! Heres some old fun postsLower Your Cholesterol by Drinking More MilkGot Milk is the Dumbest, Most…
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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    RetirementRevised

  • White House Conference on Aging: A recap

    Mark Miller
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    (Reuters) – When presidents call Americans together to talk about aging, major change is possible. The first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 played a midwife’s role in the birth of Medicare; the 1971 conference led to creation of the automatic cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security, which has been in place since 1975. This year’s conference, held on Monday, July 13, could have had a similar impact in a country facing the challenges of a rapidly aging population. Unfortunately, the conference was hobbled by a limited budget – and a limited vision of the…
  • A Medicare surprise: Most dental care isn’t covered

    Mark Miller
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    If you plan to retire soon, add this item to your to-do list: a visit to the dentist before your dental insurance disappears. Retirees transitioning to Medicare are often surprised to learn that the program does not cover routine dental care or more complex procedures. Overall, 40 percent of the 65-plus population has some form of dental benefit, according to the National Association of Dental Plans. For seniors who use Medicare Advantage managed care plans, about half offer very limited coverage for cleanings and exams. A small percentage of seniors have dental insurance from a former…
  • Need to Work in Retirement? Think Small

    Mark Miller
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    More retirees than ever intend to keep working past traditional retirement age. But age discrimination and job burnout pose major challenges to staying in the corporate workforce. Entrepreneurship can be a viable alternative work route for retirees–and it’s getting more commonplace. Entrepreneurs age 55-65 accounted for 26% of all startups last year, up from 15% in 1996, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. While an entrepreneurial startup may sound like a risky investment of capital, it doesn’t have to be. A “micro-enterprise” can help…
  • Supreme Court same-sex ruling opens the door for Social Security’s valuable spousal benefits

    Mark Miller
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage will give a huge boost to the retirement security of LGBT Americans. That will be especially true in the realm of Social Security – where it pays to be married. The ruling will affect everything from access to spousal pension and retirement accounts, health benefits and more. But Social Security really is the headliner here. Recognition of same sex marriage in all 50 states will guarantee access to Social Security’s spousal and survivor benefits, which are the most valuable features of the program. And the near-universal nature…
  • When life events intervene in your retirement plan

    Mark Miller
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Financial plans typically assume a normal retirement age in the mid-60s or beyond, but life events have a way of intervening. Half of all retirees say they left the workforce earlier than planned, according to the 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. The key culprits include health problems or disability and workforce downsizings. Events like that aside, early retirement might just look like an attractive option for affluent people  in their 50s or early 60s, but the risks are substantial and need to be weighed carefully. The major risk is…
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  • The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn and Shawn Are Already Ridiculously Cute Together

    Laura-Marie-Meyers
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth couldn't stop smiling when they stepped out for their Good Morning America appearance in NYC on Tuesday. In the finale, which aired on Monday night, Kaitlyn chose Shawn for the final rose, and then he proposed. They sat down with Jimmy Kimmel after the buzzed-about finale, explaining what happened when they accidentally spoiled the show with Snapchat. Keep reading to see all the supercute snaps of the couple, then check out Kaitlyn's post-Bachelorette plans plus the Bachelor in Paradise cast.
  • Victoria Justice's Hollywood Evolution in 22 Pictures

    Laura-Marie-Meyers
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    Can you believe Victoria Justice has been in the Hollywood spotlight for a decade? The 22-year-old star got her big break with a role on Nickelodeon's Zoey 101 in 2005, later appearing in iCarly, and starring in Victorious until 2013. Over the years, she's made more than a few memorable red carpet appearances, growing up before our eyes. Keep reading to see Victoria's Hollywood evolution in pictures, then check out a preview of her Lip Sync Battle performance, which airs on Thursday.
  • You Might Not Recognize These Stars in Their Yearbook Pictures

    Nick-Maslow
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    Before they became household names, plenty of today's biggest stars posed for potentially awkward yearbook photos like the rest of us. While Gwyneth Paltrow and Meryl Streep had looks dramatically different from what we've grown to expect from them, Zac Efron and Ashton Kutcher merely appear like mini versions of themselves. Read on to see all the epic flashbacks, and then learn even more about your favorite stars with their birth names and real ages. Source: Pacific Coast News Online, Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library
  • The Hottest Hollywood Heartthrobs Who Are Actually Single

    Caitlin-Hacker
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:25 am
    It may already be almost August, but there is still plenty of time to find a Summer fling. And since celebrities like Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Drake, and Jamie Foxx currently have no real-life leading ladies, Hollywood might be the perfect place to look. But while most people place unmarried celebrities who are still in relationships in the singles category, we took things a step further. What good is it to stare at a taken man all day when you know his heart can never be yours? None. Keep reading to see the stars who you can realistically end up with this Summer, then take a minute to…
  • Brace Yourself For Cara Delevingne's Cringeworthy Interview

    Monica-Sisavat
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Cara Delevingne is grabbing headlines for her awkward satellite interview with Good Day Sacramento. On Tuesday, Cara appeared on the morning talk show to discuss her role in Paper Towns, and the conversation quickly got uncomfortable. When the anchors asked if she read the novel prior to filming the movie, the model-turned-actress responded, "Uh, no. I never read the book or the script. I kind of winged it. No, of course, [I did]. John Green is an incredible author, so really if you haven't read his books, you should." Things took yet another unexpected turn when the hosts asked Cara if she…
 
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  • Positive Parts And The Result Of Putting Positives Together

    Sherry Riter
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:47 pm
    At first glance you may believe that a bowl of figs, a Dallas Cowboy/Washington Redskin football game, a loaf of […] ø¤º°♥ This is your reminder to come on over to my lovely blog and finish reading the rest of the post! It's worth the click!!! After reading the post, please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and on other social media platforms. ♥¨°º¤ø„¸ I look forward to your comments that you feel compelled to share with us. ❤ •.•´¯`•.• ❥ See you over there! Thank you!
  • Trust Your Instinct And Believe Your Gut Feeling

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    9 Jul 2015 | 9:18 pm
    There’s good times, bad times and every kind of time between. The road of life goes this way and that, […] ø¤º°♥ This is your reminder to come on over to my lovely blog and finish reading the rest of the post! It's worth the click!!! After reading the post, please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and on other social media platforms. ♥¨°º¤ø„¸ I look forward to your comments that you feel compelled to share with us. ❤ •.•´¯`•.• ❥ See you over there! Thank you!
  • 19 Fun 4th Of July Traditions, Customs & Songs

    Sherry Riter
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    Today is the day of red, white and blue. It’s Independence Day in the United States. Independence Day is a […] ø¤º°♥ This is your reminder to come on over to my lovely blog and finish reading the rest of the post! It's worth the click!!! After reading the post, please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and on other social media platforms. ♥¨°º¤ø„¸ I look forward to your comments that you feel compelled to share with us. ❤ •.•´¯`•.• ❥ See you over there! Thank you!
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  • So You Want to Seduce a Woman–Here’s How!

    Walker
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    I told you in my last article about my trip to NYC and my visit to the bar—this recent article on how to seduce a woman, written for Midlife Boulevard, sprang from that experience. Ten Tips For Seducing A Woman After recently meeting a sleazy guy in a bar who I’m sure was trying to ‘get in my pants’, I thought it might be useful to come up with some tips on how to make a good impression when seducing a woman. Let’s start with the understanding that we can learn a lot about a person’s sexual skills by how they interact in other situations. In no particular order here are my…
  • Hello! Can we talk about sex, please?

    Walker
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:32 am
    Last week I went to New York City to give a talk on dating for seniors. It was my first trip to the city without friends or a conference to attend so I spent way too much time stressing. How comfortable would I feel wandering around alone? What part of the city should I stay in? And so on. As it turned out I shouldn’t have worried a bit. I’ve been to big cities alone, but New York seemed bigger and more formidable. It was a piece of cake. My boutique hotel was in a lovely part of Manhattan–a block away from the Peninsula and St. Regis hotels and situated near nice…
  • June is Men’s Health Month-2015

    Walker
    12 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    Here’s the message behind Men’s Health Month: The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe. MensHealthMonth.org There is no specific reference to male…
  • Aging, Menopause and Sexuality-It’s Not All Bad News

    Walker
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:33 am
    Aging and menopause make us targets for false advertising and fear tactics. Wouldn’t we be better off not listening and adopting a positive approach to these natural transitions? I’m sharing an article I wrote for Midlife Boulevard this week, about all the negative messages we hear about aging and menopause. When’s the last time you heard someone say something positive about this? I know that menopause can be difficult for some women, let’s not discount that, but…. Stop the Negative Thoughts About Aging and Menopause What would happen if we paid more attention to…
  • Men in the News-Edition 2

    Walker
    31 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    Here are some of the latest news articles on male sexuality and other topics of interest for men and those who love them. From Dr. Justin Lehmiller’s Sex and Psychology, Scientists Measure 15,521 Penises and This is What They Found:  A study published in the British Journal of Urology International found that the average penis length is 5.2 inches.  “Just consider this: less than 5% of participants had penises larger than 16 cm (6.3 inches), and less than 5% had penises smaller than 10 cm (3.9 inches).” Viagra Use on The Rise in China Right, who knew? Pfizer reports a…
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