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  • Cuddle And Dance With A Redheaded Pluviophile

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    Sherry Riter
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    It was so beautiful this morning. The air smelled clean. Cool wind softly blew my hair. The sunshine was bright. […] 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!
  • Need to Get Rid of Underwear? Ask Me to Move In

    Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty »
    Going Like Sixty
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Hanes is leaving Costa Rica. Cartex, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Hanes Brands which has produced men’s underwear for export around the globe from Costa Rica for the last 40 years, announced it will close its operations in Costa Rica and lay off all of its 1,250 staff. The company said its Costa Rica operations would be relocated to Vietnam, where the firm already has a manufacturing presence. We moved here from Bowling Green, Kentucky where Fruit of the Loom used to be the largest employer and now is just a shell of it’s former self. The only thing left there are some corporate jobs.
  • Domestic Violence and NFL Players

    Midlife Crisis Queen: It's never too late to find out who you might have been...
    midlifecrisisqueen
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Everyone seems to be wringing their hands about domestic violence these days mainly because they seem to think that it is something we can do nothing about. That is BULL! As a therapist who has changed her entire outlook and life in the past ten years, I would like to say people can change a lot at any age, with the proper counseling and assistance.  Nancy Giles said it best yesterday (view it here) when she said get some counseling you guys!  You can CERTAINLY afford it! This is NOT BRAIN SURGERY!  This is a gigantic quality of life issue for yourself and everyone around you!
  • Donating the Body

    The New Old Age
    By Paula Span
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    He wanted his body given to a medical school or research organization. It wasn't that simple.
  • Words Writers Can Relate To…

    Beyond MidLifeBloggers
    Jane Gassner
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
      The action is over at JaneGassner(dot)com….come visit.
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    Midlife Crisis Queen: It's never too late to find out who you might have been...

  • Domestic Violence and NFL Players

    midlifecrisisqueen
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Everyone seems to be wringing their hands about domestic violence these days mainly because they seem to think that it is something we can do nothing about. That is BULL! As a therapist who has changed her entire outlook and life in the past ten years, I would like to say people can change a lot at any age, with the proper counseling and assistance.  Nancy Giles said it best yesterday (view it here) when she said get some counseling you guys!  You can CERTAINLY afford it! This is NOT BRAIN SURGERY!  This is a gigantic quality of life issue for yourself and everyone around you!
  • I love a parade!

    midlifecrisisqueen
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Just walked over to the Walsenburg Mining Days Parade two blocks from our house. Walsenburg Colorado’s history is all about coal mining, so once a year they have a parade down Main Street to honor that past. OK, so the parade was a little underwhelming, but I loved seeing the school kids marching down the street, and of course a number of beautifully colored low-riders. The highlight was a marching band, the CSU Thunder Wolves, from Pueblo. Great lively music filled the air while the band danced down Main Street!    Check out this cool old ad painted on the side of a barn west of…
  • Our solar home is now taking shape!

    midlifecrisisqueen
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    For those who are new here, my husband Mike and I sold our perfectly good suburban home in Fort Collins Colorado three months ago, to move 225 miles south and build the home we have always dreamed of. When I first met Mike at age 49 in early 2005, we fell in love quite quickly. He told me then that he wasn’t moving again unless he got a great view, and could design and build a passive solar home outside the city. Nine years later that dream is actually happening! This is the view from our foothills land two hours south of Denver, a fantastic view of Spanish Peaks! Last week we got the…
  • Fall Harvest Boomer Blog Festival 2014

    midlifecrisisqueen
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Don’t you just LOVE September? The cooler temperatures feel so good as the earth prepares for a gradual transition into winter. The leaves are starting to turn here at 7,000 feet in southern Colorado… time to draw your attention to a few of the BEST Boomer blogs around! Let’s start with our newest member: Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting has always found technical stuff a challenge, and now another one faces her and the entire baby boomer generation. Language skills are best learned when young – very young – but boomers are faced with the prospect of…
  • Trying to believe in my own potential

    midlifecrisisqueen
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    I have found an interesting challenge at present.  Through my ‘Women in Midlife’ Facebook group I heard about a writing contest over at the magazine Real Simple.  Their challenge to any of us is to write a 1,500 word essay about our most important eureka moment. I loved this idea!  Got all excited about writing something great… and then I pooped out.  Why?  Because I probably won’t win.  Does this sound like you?  How many times have you given up before you even got started?  What an ugly truth! I even wrote down some ideas to think on, and then I realized…
 
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    The New Old Age

  • Donating the Body

    By Paula Span
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    He wanted his body given to a medical school or research organization. It wasn't that simple.
  • On New Measurements of Aging

    By Judith Graham
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Warren Sanderson, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Stony Brook University, is working on ways to define aging other than the passing of years. "Everything is changing about 65-year-olds," he said.
  • Tougher Than They Look

    By Paula Span
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Researchers have written for years about resilience in the elderly. Now they're trying to measure it.
  • In the Emergency Room, a Hidden Ailment

    By Judith Graham
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    A small study found that many elderly patients turning up in one emergency room were malnourished.
  • Near Death, and Overmedicated

    By Paula Span
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Why are patients with advanced dementia so often receiving "medications of questionable benefit"?
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    Beyond MidLifeBloggers

  • Words Writers Can Relate To…

    Jane Gassner
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
      The action is over at JaneGassner(dot)com….come visit.
  • How I Earned My Wrinkles, by Anne K. Bardsley

    Jane Gassner
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    “Come on in, sit down. Can I get you a cup of coffee?” I could almost hear Anne Bardsley saying that to me as I read her new book, How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause. In fact, I could swear midway through I could hear her offering to pour me a glass of […]
  • Changes….

    Jane Gassner
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Today I changed my Twitter handle from @MidLifeBloggers to @Jane_Gassner.
  • Introducing JaneGassner(dot)com

    Jane Gassner
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    I’ve been a professional writer for almost forty years and in that time, my work has become scattered all over. Some of my earliest pieces are radio news stories, which exist, if at all, on rickety tape cassettes that I’ve carried with me over the years. My feature magazine articles are in the archives of […]
  • Write Right Tutoring

    Jane Gassner
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    You’re a newly minted high school graduate or a mature student going back to get your degree. Either way, what makes you nervous about your college days ahead is the idea of all that writing you’re going to have to do.
 
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    vintage everyday

  • High School Grads wearing $1 dresses, c.1908

    John VE
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
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  • Photos of Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell in 'The Seven Year Itch' in 1954

    John VE
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    The Seven Year Itch is a romantic comedy 1955 American film based on a three-act play with the same name by George Axelrod. The film was co-written and directed by Billy Wilder, and starred Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell, reprising his Broadway role. It contains one of the most iconic images of the 20th century – Monroe standing on a subway grate as her white dress is blown by a passing train. Here's a collection of publicity photos of Marilyn Monroe with co-star Tom Ewell for The Seven Year Itch taken by Frank Powolny in 1954.See more »
  • Vintage Photos of Cheerleaders in North Carolina

    John VE
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Images of North Carolina cheerleaders from the North Carolina Yearbooks exhibit and North Carolina Newspapers collection on DigitalNC.org.Cheerleaders, Davidson College, 1925Cheerleaders, Wake Forest College, 1926Cheerleaders, Guilford College, 1927Cheerleaders, East Carolina Teachers College, 1930Cheerleaders, Wingate Junior College, 1930See more »
  • New Double-deck Streetcar, New York, c.1910

    John VE
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
  • Pictures of Americans during the Great Depression of the 1930s

    John VE
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    The Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 to the early 1940s, was a severe economic downturn caused by an overly-confident, over-extended stock market and a drought that struck the South. In an attempt to end the Great Depression, the U.S. government took unprecedented direct action to help stimulate the economy. Despite this help, the Great Depression finally ended with the increased production needed for World War II.See more »
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    Steves Midlife Crisis

  • SEO Texte Help

    ironik
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    Regardless of whether you need an article writing service for SEO purposes or to make content for the web page or publication, deciding on the correct article writer is essential in guaranteeing that the readers both trust you and make repeat visits to your web page. Here’s what you must look for in an article writer. If you demand your articles to become written in English, it’s naturally most effective practice to employ a writer who speaks English as their initially language. It really is often quite tempting to think about the spending budget article writers from India and…
  • Rent a Photo Booth Los Angeles

    ironik
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:54 pm
    An important aspect of any occasion is developing a memory. Cameras type an essential a part of the list. Therefore, in case you happen to be throwing a party and you haven’t arranged for just about any photo sessions, then your party will probably be an enormous failure. A few years later, you will have no tangible memories with the party at all. This really is just the purpose why photo booth rentals have sprung up. By means of this device, you may come up with absolutely any image and hence, store it in your memory. The photo booth rental Los Angeles prove helpful inside a selection…
  • Top Dedicated Server Switzerland Help

    ironik
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Unlike shared ones, Dedicated server Switzerland are leased to single consumers. Companies that use this sort of world wide web hosting are within full manage and may ascertain items like the hardware and operating systems they desire to use. Additionally they have the alternative of sustaining the server in residence by employing their very own administrators, or utilizing those provided through the host (if this is a service offered). Positive aspects of using devoted servers Companies can save on overhead charges by utilizing these if they decide on a provider that provides administrators,…
  • Great Dedicated Server Switzerland Overview

    ironik
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The best dedicated server hosting for the organization is the fact that which understands the way you work and gives you the tools and the flexibility to meet your schedule as opposed to theirs. What does that imply in case you have not but secured a suitable committed host? It indicates that when there’s a issue, there is a solution available close at hand. Committed servers are already preferred inside the small business globe due to the freedom they enable growth oriented corporations to use and expand. Rather than sharing the sources on the server with yet another enterprise, you…
  • Quality Dedicated Server Switzerland Research

    ironik
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    If you are in look for a dedicated server you can find criteria that you want to think about. You don’t just choose a server simply because it was advertised on the net or your friends are using it. The very important factor that you must bear in mind would be the efficiency of such server because it may have a major influence in your organization. Should you could have a dedicated server that will guarantee a maximum output on your web site you might surely possess a fantastic reward from all your small business transactions. The following would be the issues that you need to have to…
 
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    Whose shoes are these anyway?

  • The Blacklist: Now 'No Sugar in My Coffee' is stuck in my head (Video)

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Yes, I did watch the season two premiere of The Blacklist on NBC last night, and naturally, it was only predictable in its hotness, but now I've got "No Sugar in My Coffee" by Caught A Ghost stuck in my head. You may, too: "Don't want no sugar in my coffee. It makes me mean, lawd! It makes me mean." It's not a bad earworm to have. The song is from the Los Angeles trio's debut album/CD Human
  • Ali, Hutchinson - Daniele Watts did not make you look dumb

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Wait. Did I miss something? When did Daniele Watts call up Najee Ali of Project Islam Hope and Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Urban Policy Roundtable and ask either of them to defend her or protest on her behalf? Today I read that these two “Civil Rights leaders,” as described by CBS Los Angeles, have called for Watts to apologize for making them "look dumb." They declare that last week, when
  • I've taken the Paper.li plunge with Bell, Book, and Scandal

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Having run an actual newspaper/magazine before, I was fascinated when I saw the first Paper.li paper tweeted to me on Twitter. I don't remember who tweeted me all those months ago, but before long it seemed that every other day someone sent a tweet directing me to his or her Paper.li paper. Since I had already been thinking about narrowing my focus to books, publishing, entertainment, and
  • Stuck in a Black Bird's Groove: obsessive love (Video)

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    We like to call our romantic fixations "crushes, torches, or love-sickness," and this video poem is probably more along the romantic vein rather than stalker, but I know some psychologists who would call any inability to stop thinking about someone and still longing for the person's company to be an obsession. Some even say infatuation is a form of mental illness. The speaker of this
  • This father-son rap time will melt you're heart (2-year-old Khaliyl Iloyi video) - Hope for the future.

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Khaliyl Iloyi - 2 year old rapping with his daddy on MUZU.TV. FEROmedia presents Khaliyl Iloyi rapping at 2 years old with father Femi aka Smooflow of Hip Hop group Royal Priesthood. Yes, the kid, only two years old, is so cute. I mean sooooo cute rapping with his father. But I am equally happy (smiling ear to ear) to see another example of a young Black father spending time with his
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • How Many Newfoundland Dogs?

    Suzanne
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    How many Newfoundland dogs are too many? I spent the weekend with five adult Newfies and six puppies. Here is mommy dog, Vada, with two of her six puppies: The puppies are five weeks old now. (I keep thinking they’re six weeks old, but they’re only five weeks.) They were ten pounds when I arrived on Friday. They weighed twelve pounds when I left. They’re growing SO fast! Here’s the puppy I *might* be getting: I say “might” because he needs to pass a heart check when he turns nine weeks old. Heart problems are common in Newfies. If he doesn’t pass…
  • Newfies!

    Suzanne
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    I had a great visit to Canada. I got home late, late, last night. I’ll have more to share with you tomorrow, but here’s a glimpse of how I spent part of my visit to Canada: There’s nothing like a BIG dose of love from a group of Newfoundland dogs and puppies. I had so much fun!
  • Happy Weekend

    Suzanne
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m doing the all day travel thing today. My flight times (combined) aren’t really that long. But, you know how it goes with all the shuttling between airports, etc. It’s going to be a long day. I thought I’d leave you with this beautiful sunset. I took this photo at one of my favorite sunset spots in Southern California. It took my breath away at the time, And it still does now. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery.
  • I Need to Slooooow Down?

    Suzanne
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    I knew I had a hectic, over-scheduled, few months … But I think it’s gotten a little ridiculous. Today is my fourth consecutive day home and I’m spending it packing to leave. The four days I’ve been in town have been filled with “must do’s.” I saw my orthopedic surgeon yesterday morning and shamelessly begged him not to hurt me. He went easy on me. I followed that appointment up with a much needed treatment with Paul Newman. He was pretty gentle with me too. Did you know I can’t think, let alone talk, when Paul Newman massages my always hurting…
  • Boy Dog Names?

    Suzanne
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m in search of the perfect boy dog name. About a month ago, I had a list of one hundred possible names. I narrowed it down to two. Now, I’m starting all over. My future dog will be my constant companion as a service dog. He has to have the perfect name. I know I do NOT want a name like Samson and/or Goliath … there are zillions of Newfoundlands with those names. There are also way too many Newfoundlands named after bears. An adult male Newf is HUGE but that doesn’t mean he has to be named Samson/Goliath/Yogi/Baloo. I head to Canada on Friday to meet the litter. I…
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    Anali's First Amendment

  • The Next Amendment

    Lisa Johnson
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For over eight years, this has been my blog home. It's not an overstatement to say that this blog has literally changed my life and opened it up in many ways. I've learned to dream big here and to believe in the possibility. My first post on this blog was on April 29th, but it was about my birthday being September 11th. I really didn't know what to expect back then, but it has been quite a
  • Massachusetts Primary: Vote Tuesday, September 9th!

    Lisa Johnson
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    The state primary has snuck up on us! Hopefully everyone will remember and get out and vote tomorrow. Take a look at the primary candidates and do some research if you haven't already. It's no secret here that I'm a Democrat. I like Martha Coakley for Governor and Warren Tolman for Attorney General. I have to do a bit of research for Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer. There are some
  • 3 Boston Freebies This Weekend!

    Lisa Johnson
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:17 pm
    If you're looking for some free things to do this weekend, here are three. 1.   Free Watercolor Painting Workshops Boston Parks & Recreation is offering free outdoor watercolor painting workshops in different parts of the city on different weekend days this month from 12pm to 2pm. The first workshop is on Saturday, September 6th.  Meet at the Christopher Columbus Statue in the North End. On
  • September is National Yoga Month + Black Girl Yoga

    Lisa Johnson
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    I found this video on For Harriet. It is hilarious! As someone who has often been the only black girl in my yoga class, I can identify! The video is by Boston's own Obehi Janice, creator of Fufu & Oreos. Since September is National Yoga Month, this seems like a fun way to kick off the yoga festivities! Take a look here for events near you. Namaste. Anali's First Amendment © 2006-2014. All
  • A Graphic Novel on Turning Sweet 16 on 9/11

    Lisa Johnson
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    On this blog, I've written about how my birthday is on September 11th. There is a Facebook group for those of us who have the same birthday. Since 2001, our birthdays have taken on a whole new meaning and it has shaped our lives. It definitely gets better with each passing year, but it's still always there. Recently I was at the doctor's office and someone brought up how it must be so difficult
 
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    Average Jane™

  • Average Jane Parties With Rock Stars

    Average Jane
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Man, what a fun time I had at Uproar Festival! I'll start with huge thanks to Pura Vida Tequila for providing my ticket and VIP access. Now I'll tell you about my day (this is going to be a long post, but it has fun pictures!). I got to the amphitheatre early so I could catch all the bands. I actually arrived before the gates opened and I could hear one of the security ladies shouting about restrictions on the types of bags you could bring in. I was carrying my Jump from Paper bag which was probably well outside their allowed parameters, but I decided to take a chance because I…
  • Average Jane Prepares to Party

    Average Jane
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    You know I love hard rock/metal and I've also been known to enjoy a mixed drink or two. Thus, when I ran across the opportunity to attend the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as a guest of Pura Vida Tequila and take part in the #815tequilatime premium tequila shot with Sully Erna and the rest of Godsmack, well of course I signed up! The lineup for Uproar Festival is awesome: Godsmack Seether Skillet Pop Evil These Raven Skies Buckcherry Escape the Fate Within Reason Sons of Revelry I've only seen a couple of those bands live before, so I'm really looking…
  • Average Jane Tells You Why You Should Microchip Your Pet

    Average Jane
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    When I woke up on Wednesday morning, my husband told me that he and another night owl friend had been eating at our local 24-hour Steak and Shake the night before and encountered a friendly stray cat. It had come up to them while they were chatting in the parking lot and made itself at home on the hoods of their cars. It was so sweet and nice that they asked around at the restaurant and nearby motel and learned that it had been hanging around for quite a while, making friends and presumably scoring food from anyone willing to offer some. So they brought it home. "Did I do the right…
  • Get To Know Average Jane

    Average Jane
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Tomorrow I leave for the BlogHer Conference in San Jose, where I will be meeting lots of people and handing out my blog business card right and left. With that in mind, I figured this would be a good time for a little "who am I?" rundown. First my BlogHer history: I was at the very first BlogHer Conference in 2005. Also at the next six, if you need that bit of trivia. For various reasons I missed the last two years, but I'm back to see how they're going to celebrate the 10th anniversary. I don't have a photo of myself from the first year because for some reason I…
  • Average Jane's Happy Dog

    Average Jane
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Not long after Toby came to live with us, I took him for his first Italian Greyhound play date. It did not go very well. I took him to another one later on and he was equally meh about the whole thing.  In the interim, I had his bad tooth removed and put him on thyroid medication which trimmed him down and increased his energy levels. We kept getting invited to the play dates, but for various reasons I wasn't able to take him to one this year—until last weekend. A couple from the Italian Greyhound community invited Toby to a play date in honor of one of their dog's birthdays.
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    Cindy La Ferle's Home Office

  • Remembering my mother

    Cindy La Ferle
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Friends who attended my mother’s funeral on Tuesday asked if I would post a copy of the eulogy I wrote. In loving memory of Carlesta (Geisel) Gullion, the following was read at her memorial service on September 16, 2014. When you’re deep in the trenches of caring for a parent who’s battling advanced dementia, it gets […]
  • The caregiver’s guilt trip

    Cindy La Ferle
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Like most caregivers, I struggle with feelings of guilt. Even when I’ve done my best to manage my elderly mother’s healthcare, I wonder if I could have — or should have — done more. Focusing on this topic, “The Caregiver’s Guilt Trip” is my new column in the September 7 issue of Michigan Prime. If you’re […]
  • Restoring Wright

    Cindy La Ferle
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    For years I’ve admired Michigan Blue, a gorgeous regional magazine celebrating our third coast. So I’m very excited to have an essay of mine included in the Fall 2014 issue. “Restoring Wright” chronicles our decision to purchase and renovate a Frank Lloyd Wright home in St. Joseph, a beach town on Lake Michigan. The magazine […]
  • The not-so-empty nest

    Cindy La Ferle
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Come fall, I can’t resist the maternal impulse to shop for back-to-school supplies, even though it’s been a while since I’ve had a student at home. My only child did exactly what most parents hope their kids will do: He grew up, earned a degree from the university of his choice, found a place of […]
  • Zen and construction dust

    Cindy La Ferle
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Like many flood victims in Oakland County, we’ll soon have a dumpster in our driveway and a construction crew in the basement. Watching our contractor haul rolls of soggy carpeting to the curb this morning, I recalled the following column, which I wrote in 2003. The full version is reprinted in Writing Home. Zen and Remodeling We are […]
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    Candelaria Silva

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

    Candelaria Silva
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (Copyright 2010, 2012 by Michelle Alexander, The New Press) There are books that hit you in your head and heart and make sense of things you’ve seen and felt but had not put together in the same way as the author. When I was in high school both Black Skin, Black Masks by Franz Fanon and The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois had a similar impact but they were so densely written and somewhat over my head as a junior & senior in high school.The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander is in this…
  • My mother prays for me

    Candelaria Silva
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm
    For the first time in many years, I have seen my mother twice in the course of two months. (Yes, this is a sin and a shame and I am an asshole for allowing this to happen.) Usually I see her once a year, sometimes twice. Our first visit this summer was when she surprised me on my birthday in June. Our second visit was when I went to St.Louis to celebrate her 80th birthday in August. During the course of the week that I was in St. Louis, my mom, sister and I drove to take my niece to her second year of college. We spent the night and shared a hotel room. Mom was the last one out of the…
  • Will this keep my grandson safe?

    Candelaria Silva
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    I have an old acquaintance who types all of his emails in capital letters. They all begin, GREETINGS, and they are annoying. On the other hand, my two-year-old grandson, Tommie, speaks his greetings in capital letters that sound as if they should be bold, under-lined and painted a vivid ORANGE. “Hey, T-Pop,” he calls out enthusiastically to my husband.“GRANDI!” He shouts out to me. I can hear his voice running through my head–musical, joyful and loud. He made me realize the lack of expression and diminished nature of my greetings to people. I exist on the cool side even when I feel…
  • From the job boards – 5

    Candelaria Silva
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    I occasionally share interesting job postings, and my thoughts about them, on this blog.  Here is the latest crop. Tudor needed for college Oceanography (Perhaps the tutoring should start with learning to spell the word tutor.)  Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist This wins for most provocative title.  Description: The Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist reports to the Senior Director of Health and Wellness to further the university’s commitment to develop and implement education programs for the prevention of sexual misconduct. S/he will also have an important dotted line…
  • Blind Auditions – One tool to end discrimination in classical music at least

    Candelaria Silva
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    My mother is an article clipper and sharer, a practice she passed along to me.  We send articles and cartoons  to each other by postal mail regularly.  I send articles and cartoons to my kids, family and friends and leave them  on my husband’s dresser as  well.  (Yes, I send emails with links as well, but I like clipping physical articles better. I actually Keep envelopes addressed to my most frequent victims recipients near by stuffing them until full and ready to post.) It is a habit I’m cutting way back on because of the potential annoyance factor and because sending an article…
 
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    Granny Sue's News and Reviews: West Virginia Storyteller Granny Sue's Daily Blog

  • In Search of Ghosts

    Granny Sue
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    I mentioned before that I am working on plans for a ghost walk to be held in my town of Ripley--I call it my town since it's the one closest to us and where I do most of my shopping. I thought I knew the history, basically, of this town but I am finding I know just the tip of the iceberg and as I search for ghost stories connected with the area, the history is becoming pretty important.I don't know about other storytellers or ghost story collectors, but I need to know the place where the events happened. That means digging into online records, books, genealogy and even those sites with the…
  • The Spencer Booth

    Granny Sue
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    This has been a busy week with the booths; not just stocking them but also painting and pricing things. We didn't expect to be back at our Spencer booth today but we found this amazing buffet yesterday afternoon and decided it needed to go straight to a booth rather than trying to store it. And the only booth with any space for it was the one in Spencer.I love the detail on this, and it still has all the original pulls, too. Why isn't my house big enough for it?! I enjoy arranging things in my booths. This one I wanted to give a warm feel with a hint of fall colors, so I chose a lot of…
  • The Steel Kitchen Cabinet: Finished

    Granny Sue
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    And done! This cabinet is now ready to take to our Ravenswood booth as soon as one of our furniture pieces is off layaway and out of the booth so we have space. I love its clean lines. The top is Formica, the kind with those little gold speckles in it, and it's in very good condition with just a few knife marks in it.Oops! Sorry about the shadow! That's my camera, if you haven't guessed. It was a lovely morning! Don't you just love those retro chrome handles?The insides of the drawers are in really good shape, very clean with just a few rust spots here and there.And the bottom is the…
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    Jan's Sushi Bar

  • Sheldon

    Jan
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    Suzanne over at 24 At Heart is getting a Newfoundland puppy in a few weeks, and is asking for name suggestions.  If you think of a name for what will eventually be a huge, furry, black dog, please go drop her a line. I, unfortunately, couldn’t give her any ideas, because I absolutely SUCK at naming things.  Darling Daughter, on the other hand, is wonderful at it.  When stuck for a name for our latest side of grass-fed beef, it was DD who promptly came up with “Wellington.” Think about it for a minute. At any rate, when I decided to try my hand at amigurumi – the…
  • Mexican-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

    Jan
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    Happy…middle of September?  How the heck did THAT happen?? Before we know it, Autumn will be upon us.  In fact, it’s coming early from what I can see – we already have trees turning on our street (much to Darling Daughter’s dismay). While I do NOT look forward to winter, I generally enjoy fall.  It’s a gorgeous season up here in northeast Ohio and the crisp temperatures are an invigorating excuse to wear my didn’t-exist-until-I-moved-North cool weather wardrobe. Because, let’s face it, it’s cold for all of about 3 days in the middle of…
  • The Button Infinity Scarf

    Jan
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Say hello to The Incredible Shrinking Girl. Since moving in with us in late April, Darling Daughter has lost about 50 pounds.  It’s amazing what can happen when you simply cut junk out of your diet.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she has a pretty physically demanding job (which she loves) Above is the photo she posted to Facebook last night to show off the infinity scarf I made for her.  You have to admit, the girl knows how to take a selfie. The photo I took is a little less flattering (it doesn’t help that ALL of her clothes are just hanging on her these days), but…
  • Ginger-Peach Crisp

    Jan
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Well, another crazy weekend came and went. Oh, who am I kidding?  My whole life is crazy, and it’s not going to be any less crazy until about November.  If I’m lucky. At any rate, my Young Diabetic Friend accompanied us on our rounds this Saturday to pick up our eggs and CSA share.  We also visited a couple of (tiny but good) farmer’s markets, as well as our friends at Whitefeather Meats where I bought the most incredible bison short ribs; they promptly became dinner. Because no matter how often I post recipes like this, I’m always going to looooooooove my…
  • My Sad, Sad Yarn Addiction

    Jan
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Hello.  My name is Jan and I’m a yarn addict. See?  And it doesn’t include the tons of scrap yarn, or yarn from works in progress.  I do, however, have plans for almost all of it, although there’s a few skeins I bought just because I liked it. The folks at the local craft and yarn stores just LOVE me. In this stash are 3 scarves, 2 hats, a pair of mittens, 2 afghans, a set of amigurimi Ninja Turtles and an amigurimi My Little Pony.  Oh, and however many Christmas ornaments I can make before it’s time to decorate the tree.  All of which you’ll see when…
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    Nanny Goats in Panties

  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Tears, Oh My!

    Margaret
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    OK, I still don’t know what happened to me, but a few weeks ago I began feeling weird at the grocery store to the point that I wanted to abandon my cart full of 29 pints of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream, run out of the store and go home. I felt like I was going to pass out, but at the same time felt horribly scared about it. And do I run and put all the groceries back so they don’t thaw because I’m such a responsible customer? Or do I just bolt out to the car? Invariably, I squat down and look intently at whatever was on the bottom shelf as if seriously contemplating…
  • White House Dinners and..oh, I Wrote a Book.

    Margaret
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Have you ever gone to a Presidential Gala and arrived late, only to discover that the First Couple is no longer greeting people at the end of the reception line and all the salmon biscuits are gone? OMG – me too!! But that’s not why I brought you here today. No, today I have a bit of news. When I contemplated teaching younger folks how to write better, especially when it comes to blogging, I thought, Who in their right mind would buy what I’m selling? And don’t you have to belong to an elite club or sleep with the right politician, or have an “in” with the…
  • A Humorous Take on Bullying

    Margaret
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Yes, I am perfectly aware of the fact that my blogging has fallen off lately, thank you SO MUCH for mentioning it. The problem is, I’ve gotten my mitts into many other projects that are eating up my life, not the least of which was co-producing, co-directing, and performing in the Sacramento Listen to Your Mother show. But that was in May, you cry. And I don’t even live in Sacramento, so how the bleepity bleep can I see this “performance” of yours, you continue to whimper? My, what a drama queen you are. And a whiner. But! Cry no more, my little nanny goats, as there…
  • Of Name Tags and Psychotic Birds

    Margaret
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:56 pm
    So I’m at this thing the other day, you know, one of those events where you walk in the door and they check you in and give you a name tag to clip on your person, along with a wine glass, and you feel awkward at first because you arrived alone so the first thing you do is scrape the room for a familiar face so you can immediately cling to him or her while you get your insecure bearings in order? Yeah, one of those. Anyway, as I’m bouncing from one familiar face to another, tasting wine and bacon-wrapped shrimps on sticks, there are people here who feel important because they were…
  • How to Get to 10,000 Steps on Your Fitbit

    Margaret
    18 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    Hello! And welcome to Exercise is Futile, the program where we show you all the crazy ways to move your body around even though we all know its pointless because you’ll probably get run over by a giant duck wearing a bow tie on his way to the dentist tomorrow anyway, am I right? I am your host, Suzy Tiptoes, and on today’s program, we’re going to tell you how to get your 10,000 steps in while traveling. First, fly somewhere. Anywhere. Make sure your flight connects to another one via the Dallas Fort-Worth airport with a five-hour layover. Second, fly American Airlines…
 
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    Privilege

  • Why We Need Women In Tech, Or, Saturday Morning at 10:20am

    Lisa
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Did you know that when you look to start a business built on software, you are likely to be told you need a technical co-founder? Someone who can build the first working prototype of your  product, be it website, phone app, or refrigerator that can order milk? Someone who will code for free, for however long, before anyone will invest? No? Understandable. I would expect it to be news to many, as, despite working in Silicon Valley tech since the 1990s, I am surprised. I found out in recent investigations of a business I might like to start myself. But so what, right? So what if capital flows…
  • Packing With Good Imagination And Imagining A Good Pack

    Lisa
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    I’m usually pretty good at packing. This trip to England, erm, well, um, spotty. I failed to use the Use Case Method to its best advantage. Specifically, I packed for special events like The Dinner With Friends and A Hike Through The Cotswolds, while neglecting the more common Long Walk Through London As Rain Threatens. To say nothing of the Repeated Paying Of Entrance Fees To Enter Overly Warm Buildings. By the end of the trip I was quite certain as to what I ought to have brought. I will offer up my suitcase and resultant outfits here so we can all learn from my experience. What I…
  • All The Beds Of My Life, And Now For A Good One

    Lisa
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have we agreed yet that decorating a house is harder than decorating one’s corpus? “Corpus,” used in the sense of the original Latin here to mean physical body, the word more often refers to one’s literary body of work. But I digress. Nothing like word geekery to reestablish one’s sense of competence. So I ordered a sample of this blue green rug, discussed more fully here, only to find that what appeared to be subtle striations were actual stripes. Too much noise underfoot for me. So back goes the sample, and we’re trying another. This one, from Garnet…
  • The Art Of Helping, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:33am

    Lisa
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Last night the Gallery had an opening. Among other artists, they featured Lily Stockman. Those are her flowers, above. I would have loved to have attended. I own one of her paintings, Her Favorite Time Of Day, and I love it. But as it turned out, I have been struggling with fatigue, and couldn’t get myself out of the house last night. Why fatigue? The easy, fun answer is jet lag from the UK. The harder reason is that after I returned from overseas, I set off alone to Santa Barbara to see my mother. Mom’s losing her memory. I drove there. Stayed 4 nights and then drove back, this…
  • A Fairly Brief But Happy Review Of The Shangri-La Hotel At The Shard, London

    Lisa
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Americans thinking of a splurge stay in London might first focus on hotels of mahogany, brass, leather and old paint. Understandable. England does historic luxury pretty dang well. But in our recent travels my daughter and I stayed at the Shangri-La at the Shard, and there’s a good case to be made for skyscraper hospitality. Even in the city of Today’s Most Famous Queen. The Shangri-La’s got a nice intimate modern lobby. No milling throngs, as you might find at the Savoy, for example. Tourists visiting the top of the Shard for viewing use a separate entrance, which for…
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    Out On The Stoop

  • On This Day It is About the Choices

    Gena
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    On this day it seems time to come back to the stoop. Never a good idea to type in anger and I was really angry for a long time. I still am, but I've coaxed it back into the chamber of invisibility. I've soothe it and fed it some ice cream.I've told it humans will ok in the long view of things. I've held my anger as we read books of magic and fantasy. I've given it a carrot spinach potassium boost. Maybe too much Hop Woo's Soy Soaked Chicken.I've let my anger watch that scene from Luther where Alice does what needs to be done. (Spoiler Alert: Don't Watch if You Haven't Seen the Series. P.S.,…
  • Flip the Script, Chip Away and Go Forth

    Gena
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    I've laid low because I had some pain issues to work out. You shouldn't type when you have a need to f-this and the sumbitch that regurgitated pile of dried ....Yeah, still may not be time but I am working on ideas to make into reality. In my inner rage to damning a good chunk of humanity to hell I started to to think about those people that don't need to go wayyy down south. What can we do?There is always something to do. Now what can we do to invoke a change? Networking is good. Meeting in real life with like minded but different folks is also good. Most of the time politics ain't worth…
  • So There Might Be One Thing More Missing

    Gena
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    This is a weird day. I have chores to do. I want to create something but all I got is cement in the brain. I'm looking for escapism and I am finding it.Maybe I shouldn't be looking. Maybe I should. So much to do and yet not really.Damn it to hell. I have un-articulated hurt and pain and I have to find a way for it to come out. Making something would help but I have to figure out what and how.So I watch videos from creative people and go, "Hmm, maybe I should go by some toilet paper or soap powder.""Maybe I should hunker down and write something brilliant that would cause people to go "Ah, see…
  • Long Damn Week - Protect Yourself

    Gena
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
    If you are a person in the U.S. and you don't have bouncing and behaving hair then this video might interest you. If you are a person that has no need of a tanning salon you might find the video redundant to what you moms and grannies told you but it doesn't hurt as a refresher to the basics.To my friends and acquaintances who have the ability to partake  (but not the desire) to patronize tanning salons you might want to watch this video as well. Cuz the Los Angeles Sheriff Department has been known to go nutzo-crazy and they don't care what color your skin is -- they will beat you…
  • Waiting on The High Speed Train of the Future

    Gena
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    An old school friend, Mike and I were talking about rail transportation. He likes to make videos about the trains he uses to commute to various cities. I like to watch them because I remember siting in those seats with the view of an industrial skyline.It was a living metaphors of wanting to go somewhere. I was on trains all of the time. Train videos connect me with my past and present time.I hope that I will live to see hi-speed rail lines in California. I think it would be great for the environment and economy. It is a big state and no they will not carve it up into six islands of…
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    SEASONALITY: Embracing Change

  • IT'S BEEN A WHILE

    Hill Country Hippie
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    Well, off to report for Jury Duty over in San Marcos. Haven't been called up since, well, I can't remember when! Hopefully I won't get caught up in anything lengthy. I've got places to go. People to see. Some crazy-funny pictures of my kids covered in blood to post. Catcha later! 
  • LONG TIME, NO SEE

    Hill Country Hippie
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Well, what do you know? There actually WAS an art table hidden under all those piles of stuff! It's so good to see you again after all this time!Hmmmmmm...what marvelous messiness shall I cover you with now?
  • THE SOURCE OF ALL THINGS PAPERY

    Hill Country Hippie
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Have you ever heard of The Paper Source? I sort of knew about it. Whenever I'd see some neat project in a crafty magazine or blog, they'd often mention supplies ordered from there, but somehow I never got around to visiting their website. My sister Poodie says they were her go-to source for invitation paper, party bags, and ribbon during her years of being Executive Assistant and Party Queen of the World. What I didn't know was that they actually have some brick & mortar stores -- not until I stumbled across one Monday evening, as Hubby and I strolled around the little shopping center in…
  • HUBBY'S WEIRD SATURDAY

    Hill Country Hippie
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    I almost forgot to tell you what my hubby was up to this weekend, while Lexi and I were at the shower in Dallas. He went on Austin's first annual Weird Homes Tour, and it was a doozie! His favorite house was one called Casa Neverlandia, and I must agree. If ever there was a house that screamed Becky T. Lane, it would have to be this one!The man was obviously born with my kind of color-madness!The owner is a bead artist, and his creations are hanging throughout the house, though I'm not sure you can see any in these photos here. This next shot from his studio actually makes me drool!I just…
  • I CAN LIVE WITH THIS

    Hill Country Hippie
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When Hubby took that three-week consulting gig down in Port Arthur a while back, I was not too crazy about it. The long drive back and forth each weekend was hard on him, he was gone for too long, the available food was all unhealthy, and I knew he wouldn't get a lick of exercise. Plus, the whole area was nothing but refineries, so there wasn't really anything for me to do if I went along with him. He was so happy when he was finally done with it! Needless to say, I was a bit surprised to hear he had accepted another job.This one was different though. It would involve just a couple of trips…
 
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    BOOMER WORLD

  • Job Search Tips for Boomers

    Beverly Mahone
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    In September of last year, I made a tough decision to return to the workforce after a seven-year attempt to make it as an entrepreneur. I am still working.Going back to work put me in an environment I left for good reason. I didn't like the idea of working for younger bosses who thought they knew everything and didn't value what older workers brought to the table. I found it impossible to deal with younger co-workers who had the same attitudes. But I am not going to use this space to vent about the past. I am moving onward and upward in a new direction.Over the past several years, this blog…
  • No Pain No Gain

    Beverly Mahone
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:54 pm
    After leaving the gym one day this week I had the nerve to come home and complain about how sore I was. My loving, encouraging husband said, "That means you've pushed yourself to another level. No pain--no gain." That reminded me of a conversation I had with my daughter a few years ago.Once when she was in college, she called and asked me to pray for her because she felt like she was losing her focus. She said college life and the work involved had become overwhelming. As cruel as it may sound to you, the first thing I said to her was “Welcome to the next journey of your REAL world.”No…
  • Job or Career After 50

    Beverly Mahone
    6 Jan 2014 | 5:15 pm
    If you're at least 50 years old chances are you've had a few jobs over the course of your lifetime. As for me, I'm going on job #11 (not including my own business start-up). The overwhelming number of those jobs were supposed to lead to advancement on my career track. A few did, while others simply moved me into another tax bracket.So here I am, closer to retirement, working in a JOB that has moved me totally out of my comfort zone and into a world that I have been totally unfamiliar with: time clocks, micro-management, and younger bosses. My ego-driven personality would find this job…
  • Be Prepared for Discrimination in the Workplace after 50

    Beverly Mahone
    31 Dec 2013 | 4:16 am
    Several months before I decided to leave television news for good in 2006, I was passed over for a promotion by a woman nearly half my age. She became my boss. Although she was physically attractive, she left much to be desired mentally. She constantly sought help from her subordinates who, because they were hot-blooded males, were more than happy to oblige. I, on the other hand, wasn't into information sharing. I figured if she was getting paid double my salary to do what I had already been doing, then she needed to figure out on her own how to do her job.What happened to me is indicative of…
  • Returning to Work After 50

    Beverly Mahone
    22 Dec 2013 | 6:48 pm
    In September of this year, I made a tough decision to return to corporate America after a seven year hiatus since trying to make it as an entrepreneur didn't quite turn out like I hoped it would.When I left the news business I was in my late forties. Now that I'm four years shy of 60, I see that so much has changed and I am having to learn how to adapt. I chose not to return to my chosen career of "established media" because, quite frankly, I no longer have the stomach for "breaking news" that starts out with A LOT of half-truths and stations always trying to out do the competition.
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    BoomerCafé ... it's your place

  • Handling a baby boomer identity crisis

    Cafe
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Sure, life presents a lot of problems that people of every generation must confront, but Cindy Conner Burnett of Memphis, Tennessee, has written to BoomerCafé about a problem exclusive to our generation: what do you do when your two identities merge into just one? Does it have to be an identity crisis? Maybe not. I don’t think my five-year-old granddaughter has a personal email address. At least not yet. But I predict she will have one soon enough, and it will be one that will follow her throughout her life. I was not so lucky. Cindy Conner Burnett I first discovered email as a technology…
  • A baby boomer who stops to smell the flowers

    Cafe
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    After all these years as an active baby boomer, do you ever just stop and smell the flowers? Carol Viau of Waynesville, North Carolina, has learned to do just that. And when she says the rest of us should too, it makes good sense. Some people say, “Stop and smell the flowers.” Some phrase it as, “Stop and smell the roses.” Whichever you prefer, my advice is to do this simple thing — take time to enjoy the beauty of life around us. We baby boomers are like everyone else; we all get caught up in the hassles of everyday life. Oh, it’s time to pay quarterly tax! Or, there’s a leak…
  • A baby boomer swats at mosquitoes

    Cafe
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Okay, let’s be honest: BoomerCafé is about baby boomers with youthful active lifestyles. That is to say, it is NOT about mosquitos! But we couldn’t resist this piece by our Philadelphia friend Roz Warren. It first appeared on Zestnow.com, and what it’s about is Roz’s irresistible personality… or maybe it’s her aroma … or maybe just her skin! Whatever it is, she is irresistible … to mosquitoes. I’m really loving this warm September weather. And guess who else is loving these last, lingering days of summer? The local mosquito population! When I step outside, if there’s a…
  • Learning to Really Know How to Live in Alaska

    Cafe
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The adage may be overused, but 60 really is the new 50. And where better to show off your boomer youth than in the rugged 49th state of Alaska?! Gwen Dobbs works for the Alaska Wilderness League, and wrote this description about the Inland Passage in the state she loves, for BoomerCafé. The Tongass National Forest contains the largest reserves of old-growth forest left in the United States. © Amy Gulick/amygulick.com As a baby boomer with an active lifestyle, are you thinking of traveling to Alaska’s famed Inside Passage? You’re not alone. Approximately 45 percent of visitors to Juneau,…
  • A boomer asks if a house fire is a sign from God

    Cafe
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There is no wisdom like boomer wisdom. That’s why we like this story by Liz Kitchens of Maitland, Florida, who writes the blog Be Brave Lose The Beige. It’s a true story which you have to read to understand, because you sure won’t figure it out from Liz’s title: “Does God Care If I Move to Baldwin Park?” So, my husband and I are happily enjoying our vacation in 70-degree Chicago for two weeks when I receive a late night phone call from a neighbor from back home. With hesitancy and dread in her voice, Sarah tells me there are 25 firefighters in our front yard who are in the…
 
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    Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty »

  • The Boomer List According to NPR

    Going Like Sixty
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Disappointment abounds around Going Like Sixty… that I wasn’t asked for my opinion about The Boomer List premiering Nationwide Tuesday, September 23 on PBS. American Masters: The Boomer List, attempts to tells the story of the boomer generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers–one born each year of the baby boom: 1946 Tim O’Brien, Vietnam vet / author 1947 Deepak Chopra, M.D., New Age guru 1948 Samuel L. Jackson, actor 1949 Billy Joel, singer-songwriter 1950 Steve Wozniak, co-founder, Apple Computer 1951 Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer 1952 Amy Tan, author…
  • Animated Gif Monday – Miss Texas Bad Pitch

    Going Like Sixty
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Heres some old fun postsGeeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif Monday – Flapping FlyerGeeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif Monday – Labor Day at the Beach?Geeky Animated Gif MondayThe post Animated Gif Monday – Miss Texas Bad Pitch appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
  • The Costa Rica Adventures Have Ended – It’s Now Routine (Almost)

    Going Like Sixty
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Me, Sedona and Derby shortly after arriving in Costa Rica. After moving to Costa Rica three years ago, we had a lot of adventures. Early on almost ever day brought a new and different experience. Nancy called them “adventures.”  The adventures became less frequent and now I think it’s safe to say that after three years we are feeling a routine. Here are some ways the adventures have changed to routine: We learned: spanish numbers well enough to pay the exact amount rather than handing over a large bill – or a handful of coins for the clerks to help themself. We…
  • Retired.

    Going Like Sixty
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    My friend, and Corvette builder, Jim told me the last time he visited that our road was “chewing up my tires.” Today I retired the front two tires. I bought four new tires, on June 11, 2013… didn’t note the mileage, but I promise you the above tires have only a few thousand miles (if that) of wear. I saved the paperwork for the 48 month “guarantee” but didn’t expect much in the way of an adjustment. Yes, it was for 48 months with no limit on mileage. I wasn’t disappointed, I got nada. The tires were bought from Pricesmart. PriceSmart Inc. is the…
  • Need to Get Rid of Underwear? Ask Me to Move In

    Going Like Sixty
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Hanes is leaving Costa Rica. Cartex, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Hanes Brands which has produced men’s underwear for export around the globe from Costa Rica for the last 40 years, announced it will close its operations in Costa Rica and lay off all of its 1,250 staff. The company said its Costa Rica operations would be relocated to Vietnam, where the firm already has a manufacturing presence. We moved here from Bowling Green, Kentucky where Fruit of the Loom used to be the largest employer and now is just a shell of it’s former self. The only thing left there are some corporate jobs.
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  • Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement GettyThe rock band created a lot of buzz after revealing a new album was in the works -- but Monday's news superseded that excitement.Late musician appearing on albumMore newsDuff rocks cutout leather dressLauryn Hill angers fans
  • 2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot down

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot downLior Mizrahi via Getty ImagesIsraeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout Tuesday and shot the two lead suspects in the June slayings that ultimately sparked the Gaza war.Military believes both men were killedMore headlinesKerry: Time running out on climateChina torture trade 'flourishing'
  • IS militants call for chilling action

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    IS militants call for chilling actionAPA spokesman for the Islamic State issued a plea to Muslims worldwide in response to the international coalition forming against the extremist group.'Do not let this battle pass you by ...'Related coverageDozens of Iraqi troops killed100,000 refugees flood into Turkey
  • Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exit

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exitTwitter via @VICECharlo Greene said she doesn't believe her actions are harming her cause.'Are we talking about it[?]'In other newsCrews make progress on wildfiresLoud music case back to trial
  • US launches first round of air strikes on Syria

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    US launches first round of air strikes on SyriaAPThe strikes, carried out by Air Force and Navy aircraft, began Monday night. Missiles were launched from U.S. ships in the Gulf and Red Sea.5 Arab countries that joined offensiveRelated coverageISIS air strikes: key questionsCongress reacts to air strikes
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  • Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement GettyThe rock band created a lot of buzz after revealing a new album was in the works -- but Monday's news superseded that excitement.Late musician appearing on albumMore newsDuff rocks cutout leather dressLauryn Hill angers fans
  • 2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot down

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot downLior Mizrahi via Getty ImagesIsraeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout Tuesday and shot the two lead suspects in the June slayings that ultimately sparked the Gaza war.Military believes both men were killedMore headlinesKerry: Time running out on climateChina torture trade 'flourishing'
  • IS militants call for chilling action

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    IS militants call for chilling actionAPA spokesman for the Islamic State issued a plea to Muslims worldwide in response to the international coalition forming against the extremist group.'Do not let this battle pass you by ...'Related coverageDozens of Iraqi troops killed100,000 refugees flood into Turkey
  • Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exit

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exitTwitter via @VICECharlo Greene said she doesn't believe her actions are harming her cause.'Are we talking about it[?]'In other newsCrews make progress on wildfiresLoud music case back to trial
  • US launches first round of air strikes on Syria

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    US launches first round of air strikes on SyriaAPThe strikes, carried out by Air Force and Navy aircraft, began Monday night. Missiles were launched from U.S. ships in the Gulf and Red Sea.5 Arab countries that joined offensiveRelated coverageISIS air strikes: key questionsCongress reacts to air strikes
 
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  • Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement GettyThe rock band created a lot of buzz after revealing a new album was in the works -- but Monday's news superseded that excitement.Late musician appearing on albumMore newsDuff rocks cutout leather dressLauryn Hill angers fans
  • 2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot down

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot downLior Mizrahi via Getty ImagesIsraeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout Tuesday and shot the two lead suspects in the June slayings that ultimately sparked the Gaza war.Military believes both men were killedMore headlinesKerry: Time running out on climateChina torture trade 'flourishing'
  • IS militants call for chilling action

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    IS militants call for chilling actionAPA spokesman for the Islamic State issued a plea to Muslims worldwide in response to the international coalition forming against the extremist group.'Do not let this battle pass you by ...'Related coverageDozens of Iraqi troops killed100,000 refugees flood into Turkey
  • Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exit

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exitTwitter via @VICECharlo Greene said she doesn't believe her actions are harming her cause.'Are we talking about it[?]'In other newsCrews make progress on wildfiresLoud music case back to trial
  • US launches first round of air strikes on Syria

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    US launches first round of air strikes on SyriaAPThe strikes, carried out by Air Force and Navy aircraft, began Monday night. Missiles were launched from U.S. ships in the Gulf and Red Sea.5 Arab countries that joined offensiveRelated coverageISIS air strikes: key questionsCongress reacts to air strikes
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  • Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement GettyThe rock band created a lot of buzz after revealing a new album was in the works -- but Monday's news superseded that excitement.Late musician appearing on albumMore newsDuff rocks cutout leather dressLauryn Hill angers fans
  • 2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot down

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot downLior Mizrahi via Getty ImagesIsraeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout Tuesday and shot the two lead suspects in the June slayings that ultimately sparked the Gaza war.Military believes both men were killedMore headlinesKerry: Time running out on climateChina torture trade 'flourishing'
  • IS militants call for chilling action

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    IS militants call for chilling actionAPA spokesman for the Islamic State issued a plea to Muslims worldwide in response to the international coalition forming against the extremist group.'Do not let this battle pass you by ...'Related coverageDozens of Iraqi troops killed100,000 refugees flood into Turkey
  • Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exit

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exitTwitter via @VICECharlo Greene said she doesn't believe her actions are harming her cause.'Are we talking about it[?]'In other newsCrews make progress on wildfiresLoud music case back to trial
  • US launches first round of air strikes on Syria

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    US launches first round of air strikes on SyriaAPThe strikes, carried out by Air Force and Navy aircraft, began Monday night. Missiles were launched from U.S. ships in the Gulf and Red Sea.5 Arab countries that joined offensiveRelated coverageISIS air strikes: key questionsCongress reacts to air strikes
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  • Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Pink Floyd thrills fans with huge announcement GettyThe rock band created a lot of buzz after revealing a new album was in the works -- but Monday's news superseded that excitement.Late musician appearing on albumMore newsDuff rocks cutout leather dressLauryn Hill angers fans
  • 2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot down

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    2 Israeli teen murder suspects shot downLior Mizrahi via Getty ImagesIsraeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout Tuesday and shot the two lead suspects in the June slayings that ultimately sparked the Gaza war.Military believes both men were killedMore headlinesKerry: Time running out on climateChina torture trade 'flourishing'
  • IS militants call for chilling action

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    IS militants call for chilling actionAPA spokesman for the Islamic State issued a plea to Muslims worldwide in response to the international coalition forming against the extremist group.'Do not let this battle pass you by ...'Related coverageDozens of Iraqi troops killed100,000 refugees flood into Turkey
  • Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exit

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Anchor who quit on air to support pot legalization speaks on exitTwitter via @VICECharlo Greene said she doesn't believe her actions are harming her cause.'Are we talking about it[?]'In other newsCrews make progress on wildfiresLoud music case back to trial
  • US launches first round of air strikes on Syria

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    US launches first round of air strikes on SyriaAPThe strikes, carried out by Air Force and Navy aircraft, began Monday night. Missiles were launched from U.S. ships in the Gulf and Red Sea.5 Arab countries that joined offensiveRelated coverageISIS air strikes: key questionsCongress reacts to air strikes
 
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    RetirementRevised

  • Extreme retirement abroad: How one footloose couple sees the world

    Mark Miller
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Lynne and Tim Martin. Photo: Reto Klar. For Americans looking to retire abroad, deciding where to live can be a challenge. But Lynne and Tim Martin took that question off the table by deciding to retire everywhere and anywhere. In 2011 the couple opted for what might be called extreme retirement abroad: They sold their Paso Robles, California, home, jettisoned all but a few treasured possessions – which they put into a storage locker – and became nomads. Since then, they have lived in short-term rental apartments and houses around the world, usually found through HomeAway.com, the…
  • Time to declare “game over” for active fund management?

    Mark Miller
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Is it time to declare “game over” in the contest between active and passive fund management? Funds are pouring into Vanguard Group’s passively-managed index funds, with total assets at the firm nearing $3 trillion. No less a stock picking legend than Warren Buffett is endorsing passive – he has advised his own trustees to put 90 percent of his estate “in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund (I suggest Vanguard’s).” The trend isn’t limited to Vanguard, of course. Morningstar reports that 68 percent of net fund sales over the past year have gone to passive funds, and they…
  • Retirement insecurity: Two studies underline housing and income challenges

    Mark Miller
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Next Monday marks the sixth anniversary of the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, a key event in the Wall Street meltdown that led to the Great Recession. The recession wreaked havoc on the retirement plans of millions of Americans, and two studies released last week suggest that most of us haven’t recovered well. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) issued its findings on the challenges we face meeting the housing needs of an aging population in the years ahead. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve Board released its triennial Survey of Consumer Finances…
  • Five ways to confront changing healthcare costs in retirement

    Mark Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The cost of health care is one of the biggest out-of-pocket costs facing retirees–and for some, the challenge is getting tougher. Fifteen million retirees on Medicare get supplemental health insurance coverage from their former employers–and another 2 million retirees not yet eligible for Medicare receive primary coverage from their former workplaces, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). But employer coverage is on the verge of major change that will leave retirees footing a larger share of the bill. For retirees over age 65, employer coverage typically…
  • A landmark law at 40: How well is ERISA protecting workers’ retirements?

    Mark Miller
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 pm
    President Gerald Ford signs the Employee Retirement Income Security Act on September 2, 1974. Every American who has retired with economic security – or hopes to – should know these two dates in our history: August 14, 1935, and September 2, 1974. The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, and 40 years ago today President Gerald Ford signed landmark pension reform legislation aimed at protecting the interests of Americans in private sector pension programs. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed on Labor Day…
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    POPSUGAR Celebrity

  • Don't Want to Get Married? Neither Do These Stars

    Brittney-Stephens
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    Our lives were flipped upside down earlier this year when it was announced that George Clooney, the unofficial representative for eternal bachelordom, is engaged to lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The news came as a shock mostly because George has been quite candid about his resistance to marriage in the past. With the plethora of celebrity weddings that have taken place this year, it seemed necessary to shed some light on some of the stars who aren't planning to walk down the aisle anytime soon. Many famous women - including Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, and Oprah Winfrey - have spoken out about their…
  • POPSUGAR Shout Out: The 10 Best Things About Being Single

    Sierra-Horton
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Who said being single is a bad thing? - Love & Sex Beauty in the booty: 9 real women who learned to love their bums - Beauty Meet the cast of Magic Mike XXL - Entertainment 45 late-Summer dinners to make before the season ends - Food "6 things that happened when I gave up dairy" - Fitness Check out the best of Milan Fashion Week street style - Fashion 39 tips that'll save you hundreds on your next trip - Smart Living If iOS 8 is draining your battery, here's what you need to do - Tech 15 things that cost as much as your child's college tuition - Moms 13 chic and affordable art DIYs - Home
  • Robert Pattinson Shows PDA With His New Girlfriend, FKA Twigs

    Maria-Mercedes-Lara
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    It looks like things might be getting serious between Robert Pattinson and his rumored new girlfriend, FKA Twigs. The two were spotted holding hands by an eagle-eyed fan in Venice Beach, CA, over the weekend. Their PDA comes a few weeks after they stepped out together in NYC. FKA Twigs traveled to LA during a short break from her current tour to promote her new album, LP1. The British singer will soon be on the move again as she gears up for another round of shows in Europe and the US starting in early October. Neither Rob nor FKA Twigs have publicly commented on their romance, although FKA…
  • Pippa Middleton Squeezes In Bikini Time After Hanging With the Royals

    Maria-Mercedes-Lara
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Pippa Middleton and her boyfriend, Nico Jackson, took advantage of the good weather in Coccaro, Italy, on Saturday by laying out on the beach and going on a romantic stroll. Kate Middleton's younger sister worked on her tan while wearing a purple two-piece and happily chatted with Nico, who laid out next to her in red trunks. The pair were in Italy to attend the wedding of their close friends Charlie Gilkes and Anneke von Trotha Taylor. Pippa and Nico were spotted walking arm in arm to Carlo V Castle, where the wedding took place in Monopoli. Of course, Pippa wasn't the only VIP guest at the…
  • Beach Boy Adam Brody Shows Off His Impressive Shirtless Body

    Brittney-Stephens
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Adam Brody put his shirtless body on display while changing his outfit after a surfing session in LA on Monday. The actor stood near his car as he shed his wetsuit, and in addition to a face full of sunscreen, he also showed off a pretty impressive set of abs and biceps - his wife of seven months, Leighton Meester, sure is one lucky girl. Adam and Leighton have been hanging out on the West Coast after splitting their time between LA and NYC for most of the year; since Leighton wrapped her Broadway play Of Mice and Men in July, it seems as though the couple may have returned from the Big Apple…
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    Hot Flashes Blog by Arlene Nisson Lassin

  • What I Really Want for my Big Birthday

    arlene
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    My son and daughter and husband are already conspiring to make my very big upcoming birthday – NOT UNTIL MAY please note- very special. I am playing along with it, especially because I like big celebrations of all sorts, and especially ones that involve me. I have spoken before in my blog about being deprived of birthday parties growing up where my birthday was almost a non-event. The world didn’t revolve around me then, though I wanted it to. We have even been checking out the possibility of a dance party, but it gets ridiculous as soon as you involve a real band. (Maybe we can…
  • The Random Thrilling Comments in the Life of a Blogger

    arlene
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    There are a lot of us bloggers out there in the world of the Internet. Every single one of us have two things in common: We want a voice, and we want readers. (Strong emphasis on the latter). One of my daily hobbies as a blogger is to look at my analytics for my own Hot Flashes blog. I just love to see the numbers of readers because it validates that people are actually reading my stuff and I am not writing in a vacuum. That’s my reward. I can’t ignore the bonus of the occasional wonderful comment attached to one of my blogs. One good comment — since it is in writing, will…
  • What An 87 Year Old Philly Transplant Thinks of Houston After Six Months

    arlene
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    As many of my readers know, I moved my 87 year old dad here from far away Philadelphia. Although he had visited Houston on many occasions, visiting and living here are two different experiences. When he first arrived, he kept joking that he would have to get boots and a 10 gallon hat, saying it in a Texas drawl. I kept rolling my eyes because that was his attempt at “Texas” humor. After apprising his surroundings for six months, he realized that it isn’t really funny because he hasn’t seen any boots or 10 gallon hats worn on anyone yet. It’s the same assumption…
  • Why My iTunes Shuffle Resembles a Stack of Old 45′s

    arlene
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    Why does my iTunes Shuffle resemble a stack of my old 45′s?  I have spoken about my love of music many times, and here is possibly the answer why my brain responds the way it does to music. Still, I wasn’t exactly a rock and roll chick. I was instead, a pop princess. When I was a mere five years old and Paul Anka appeared on American Bandstand crooning Puppy Love – something hit my little baby self like a bolt from the blue. Here were girls swooning over this star, and he was crooning a little pop ditty back to them. That song! that singer! I later had an argument –…
  • 27 Reasons to be Grateful for my Daughter

    arlene
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    It’s the annual birthday blog – time to embarrass my wonderful daughter Elissa who turns 27 on August 31. By the way, I can’t believe my baby is turning 27! I’ve been reading a lot about gratitude lately, and most of us don’t regularly express how grateful we are. I am so lucky and proud to have such a strong, well adjusted, successful, and loving daughter.  So here are 27 reasons I am grateful for the person my daughter Elissa has become, in honor of her 27th birthday. 1. Compassionate Healer – She chose to be a mental health counselor (therapist) and has…
 
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    The Redhead Riter

  • Cuddle And Dance With A Redheaded Pluviophile

    Sherry Riter
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    It was so beautiful this morning. The air smelled clean. Cool wind softly blew my hair. The sunshine was bright. […] 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!
  • Look At Your Thorns!

    Sherry Riter
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    Unnecessary. Have you ever thought that portions of your life were really totally unnecessary? Those areas were probably times when […] 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!
  • To Run Away And Escape Or Not Run

    Sherry Riter
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Let me out. Let me run. I need to escape. There have been many times that I wanted to run. […] 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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    Walker Thornton

  • Embracing and Reframing Sexuality – CatalystCon West 2014

    Walker
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    I met so many fabulously mind-blowing women and men at the Catalyst conference last week. So many wonderful people who willingly push the edges in working together to build a strong, safer and more sex-positive world. I had many conversations with attendees and sat in on informative and entertaining sessions on all aspects of sex education and awareness. And, was honored to be presenting a session with Will Fredericks as well. The conference closed on Sunday afternoon with a stellar presentation focused on the history of the sex-positive movement. Who doesn’t want to spend a Sunday…
  • Nice Is Over Rated, No More Nice For Me

    Walker
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Training someone to be ‘nice’ can be a way of silencing that first voice. Justine Musk’s writing often strikes a chord for me. That was just what I needed to hear. NICE. I was raised to be nice–it’s what they did to good Southern girls in the 50s and 60s. I don’t think I want to be nice anymore. Is it too late at age 60 to abandon nice? No. No more nice when it comes to sex.   What do I mean by that? Well, I’m pretty outspoken and open about my desires. But there was a day when I sacrificed my needs by not speaking up. So I lay there. Played along.
  • Talking Sex-a Weekend at CatalystCon West

    Walker
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    I’m sitting in my hotel room in the LA Airport Westin, having the most expensive breakfast in the world (room service!). Catalyst Con starts tomorrow and I’m preparing for my presentation and doing a little writing. I’m also getting revved up for the fun—meeting new people, reconnecting with colleagues and some serious learning! This is how founder, Dee Dennis, sums up Catalyst Con: CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. The conference mission is to reach out and stimulate attendees to create important conversations…
  • World Sexual Health Day-Let’s Practice and Promote Pleasure!

    Walker
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Today is World Sexual Health Day, the kick-off to a month-long global celebration of sexual health. I’m thrilled to see that one area of focus here in the United States is Boomer Sexual Health. Yes, finally! Boomers are being recognized as sexual beings, with wants and desires as well as challenges around our sexuality. There are so many ways to talk about sexual health and our roles in promoting sexual health. As adults in relationships, in our professions, as grandparents, bystanders, consumers and educators. Throughout the month I’ll talk about what’s going on around…
  • A Primer on Basic Sex Terms

    Walker
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Do you know what NSFW means? It took me a while to figure that one out—NSFW means Not Safe for Work. I imagine there are sex terms you see and don’t know the meaning of as well.  Here’s a very basic primer on sex-related terms you might find on the internet. My disclaimer: There are many definitions and nuances to sex terms; what you find here is a loosely compiled list of definitions. I am not claiming to be the authority or to have done extensive research in making this list. Kinkly.com has one of the most comprehensive sex term lists I’ve ever seen if you want…
 
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