Midlife

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  • Find new meaning… I can help!

    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!
    midlifecrisisqueen
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Do you often wonder what’s next for you?  Are your priorities changing, but you’re just not sure what holds the most meaning now? A new study found that those who felt purpose, added years to their life: “Our findings point to the fact that finding a direction for life, and setting overarching goals for what you want to achieve can help you actually live longer, regardless of when you find your purpose.”             –  Dr. Patrick Hill Carleton University, Canada Find Your Reason to Be Here: The Search For Meaning in Midlife  is where I share what I have…
  • How to Complain to Medicare

    The New Old Age
    By PAULA SPAN
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Revealed: the semi-secret phone numbers that beneficiaries are supposed to use to complain to Medicare.
  • Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives

    Beyond MidLifeBloggers
    Jane Gassner
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Her book is eminently approachable as well. Dot Complicated lays out Zuckerberg's personal experience, warts and all, with social media from the days even before she joined her brother (what was his name again?) at that new startup of his, Facebook.
  • Pets during World War II

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    John VE
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    In 1941, LIFE magazine ran a series of photographs on what to do with your pets in the event of an air raid, both to keep them safe and to give them first aid if necessary.See more »
  • Adwords Uzmanı Study

    Steves Midlife Crisis
    ironik
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Absolutely everyone desires to become a ‘Google AdWord professional’ and who wouldn’t? The Google marketing group has given any and each and every inspiring World-wide-web marketer an open gateway to make money with AdWord advertising. Utilizing AdWords can bring about a lot accomplishment being a marketer. Google PPC Google PPC may be one of the easiest strategies to produce website traffic for your site and make some decent earnings out of your AdWords campaign. Google AdWords may be the most preferred kind of pay per click advertising for tiny companies, partly simply…
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    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!

  • Find new meaning… I can help!

    midlifecrisisqueen
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Do you often wonder what’s next for you?  Are your priorities changing, but you’re just not sure what holds the most meaning now? A new study found that those who felt purpose, added years to their life: “Our findings point to the fact that finding a direction for life, and setting overarching goals for what you want to achieve can help you actually live longer, regardless of when you find your purpose.”             –  Dr. Patrick Hill Carleton University, Canada Find Your Reason to Be Here: The Search For Meaning in Midlife  is where I share what I have…
  • How to stop expecting the worst

    midlifecrisisqueen
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Perhaps you can relate… Do you have that sneaky sense that something bad is about to happen?  If something good happens, do you then wonder what scary thing may be waiting for you just around the corner? I’m not sure where this feeling comes from, but I do know how pervasive it is in our world today… just look around you!  Why do we check the news constantly?  To see what we may have to deal with next. Perhaps this is a boomer phenomenon, since we were born at the beginning of the nuclear age. Or is it our upbringing by parents whose lives were generally much more…
  • Country Road Photos

    midlifecrisisqueen
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    For reasons I still don’t comprehend, my newer blog loads large photos better than this one… Please go over there now to see my photos from our drive home this morning!
  • Life is full of surprises [and delays]

    midlifecrisisqueen
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    OK, I know I wrote on July 9th  “full speed ahead on our solar home.” Life and our county building inspector (yes, there’s only one for the entire county!) had other plans… Yesterday we finally received our building permit.  For the first time ever, they had ten house plans ahead of us, and, of course every excavator and concrete company in the area is now busy for the next month or so.  Such is life… Being a naturally impatient person, I am learning my lessons, but slowly.  This house will take some serious time to materialize and I must now relax, because…
  • Bridging the lifelong struggle with your parents

    midlifecrisisqueen
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    After only 59 years of thought, I have come up with my own assessment of why we struggle so much to feel close with our parents, and how that can change in midlife.  Yesterday, like a brain storm out of the blue, I felt like I finally understood the complete dynamic. When we are young, we want to feel close with our parents and yet we struggle with being ourselves around them.  We know there are certain thoughts and behaviors they don’t like, and so we begin hiding our true selves from them. This only grows as we grow.  We learn more about who we really are and want to be free to…
 
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    The New Old Age

  • How to Complain to Medicare

    By PAULA SPAN
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Revealed: the semi-secret phone numbers that beneficiaries are supposed to use to complain to Medicare.
  • Her Own Kind of Absence

    By CELIA WATSON SEUPEL
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    What I'd thought was depression was really was something else.
  • Four-Star Disappointments

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Medicare's rating system for nursing homes is seriously flawed, The Times reports.
  • Part D Gains May Be Eroding

    By PAULA SPAN
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    More Medicare beneficiaries are not taking prescribed medications or forgoing basic needs to pay for them, a new study finds.
  • California Court Limits Caregiver Suits

    By JUDITH GRAHAM
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    A home health aide cannot sue a couple with dementia for an injury sustained while caring for them, the California Supreme Court has ruled.
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    Beyond MidLifeBloggers

  • Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives

    Jane Gassner
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Her book is eminently approachable as well. Dot Complicated lays out Zuckerberg's personal experience, warts and all, with social media from the days even before she joined her brother (what was his name again?) at that new startup of his, Facebook.
  • Old Age is Older Than Me

    Jane Gassner
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    I think where this Orwell saying is concerned, we’re children at every age. That obscene calamity is happening to the person who is much older than we are. Remember when we thought that 30 was really old? And then 40? And 50? And 60? The problem is that as we age and hit those milestones, we have […]
  • The Hour of the Innocents

    Jane Gassner
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    To read this felt like a trip to a place I sort of knew and a time I lived during, but because it's filtered through the masculine sensibility, it was also a world totally alien to me.
  • Midlife Blogging: Some Thoughts on Where We Are Today

    Jane Gassner
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The midlife blogs and sites have always co-existed and supported each other. But there was an intensity about Generation Fabulous’s need to succeed that for the first time had me watching my back.
  • WW “I should be folding laundry”

    Jane Gassner
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
      Which is so much easier to do when my clothes have been hanging on a line…which is why I’m actually glad that my dryer went kaput.   An InLinkz Link-up
 
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    Steves Midlife Crisis

  • Adwords Uzmanı Study

    ironik
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Absolutely everyone desires to become a ‘Google AdWord professional’ and who wouldn’t? The Google marketing group has given any and each and every inspiring World-wide-web marketer an open gateway to make money with AdWord advertising. Utilizing AdWords can bring about a lot accomplishment being a marketer. Google PPC Google PPC may be one of the easiest strategies to produce website traffic for your site and make some decent earnings out of your AdWords campaign. Google AdWords may be the most preferred kind of pay per click advertising for tiny companies, partly simply…
  • Free MP3 Download Description

    ironik
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    People today are so concerned regarding the expense of musical media these days. It appears that no matter where you go retailers are normally wanting to charge you more and more for the digital downloads while supplying you with even significantly less rights for employing the media within a manner which you pick out. Digital rights management genuinely was made to protect the rights of artists. Once we heard of an excellent song we usually initially try and learn what is the title of the song before the artist who sang the song. Just before we just allow ourselves to listen through the…
  • 365 Bet Details

    ironik
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Revolution in technology has positively set its benchmark on today’s generation. Together with the assistance of your newest hi-tech improvement in technology, all issues have been created more handy to utilize and simply out there. Among all technical innovations one of many most effective and hi-tech innovations could be the personal computer. Computers are very beneficial to perform analysis job also as for leisure also. Using the aid of laptop you’ll be able to study and download books online. Looking to get a job and extended distance communication is now considerably a lot…
  • Bad Plastic Surgery

    ironik
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    We typically see bad plastic surgery photos only in the event the media publish pictures of celebrities that had some type of cosmetic surgery. One would imply that these celebs would have the money plus the suitable advisers to choose the top doable surgery but after you look in the benefits from time to time it is actually amazing what the truth is. It just appears not organic. Another factor that could come about is merely bad luck. No surgery is with no risks. Most unwanted effects and complications are well-known but every single patient is distinct, has a distinct health situation and…
  • Sell Annuity Payments Outline

    ironik
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Structured settlements are financial compensations that are a outcome of a lawsuit. These payments are reimbursed as month-to-month installment payments. A structured settlement guarantees a fixed revenue to get a predetermined period or to get a person’s lifetime. These payments are structured to create accessible funds which can be a long-term compensation, in proportion to losses incurred because of an injury. These payouts reimburse any disability or incapability resulting from the accident. Structured settlements are designed to provide a moderately adequate cash flow for an…
 
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    Whose shoes are these anyway?

  • Toni Morrison's 1975 lecture on race, politics, and art freed me to say, "Do your own work!" (Audio)

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Last week on Facebook I saw a Toni Morrison quote about how racism functions to waste Black people's time and thwart productivity. When I first saw the quote, I was working on a post about Missouri voter suppression and didn't and didn't have time to stop and find the quote's source, but the truth of her words stuck with me. A few days later, I searched Facebook until I found the graphic with
  • Ferguson and the voter suppression issue

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    This post has been syndicated at Blogher.com! I suspect St. Louis County, Missouri, has a voter suppression problem. When I say voter suppression, I include not only racially biased voting regulations, district creation, and schedules but also the work of an adept group of GOP activists who will throw out voter registrations under the guise of "voter fraud charges." They will also send
  • Both tyranny and chaos silence free speech

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    Both tyranny & chaos silence free speech. Sustained nonviolent dissent pushes change, not misfocused rage. #Ferguson http://t.co/I9jtMH4SHW — Nordette Adams (@nordette_verite) August 20, 2014
  • Yaoband (Chinese)--More music from Apple's Verse series (Video)

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Chinese No.1 EDM Team Yaoband's New MV - We Just Love It (耀乐团) And here's the Apple commercial that features them. Blogging Apple Verse is now officially a pattern with me.
  • What did Martin Luther King Jr. mean, "A riot is the language of the unheard"?

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Last year about this time, a whole year before the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown, CBS's 60 Minutes posted an overtime segment featuring Martin Luther King, Jr. The segment is part of last year's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington. Its headline is the King quote you may have heard repeated since the
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Cooking, Cooking, And OC Women

    Suzanne
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I spent a good deal of yesterday cooking. Why? Normal people (and by normal people I mean MOST people) live on a regular schedule. My life is chaotic. Great sunset? I’m shooting. If there are clouds – I’m shooting. If there are massive waves – I’m shooting. If a client needs me at an odd time – I’m shooting. I have a hard time balancing my very unscheduled life, a lot of travel, and healthy habits. I haven’t exercised regularly since before my surgery four months ago. (In fairness, I’m still dealing with a sprained ankle and I’m very…
  • The Labor Day Lull

    Suzanne
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I always look forward to Labor Day, but for different reasons than most people. I want Labor Day weekend to be over with. I want the tourists to depart, and “my” beaches to be empty again. I know, I know … what a grouch, right? Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. After Labor Day, the crowds abate and life returns to normal. Not that my life is ever “normal,” but …! This year, I also want to time warp forward because in September I will be: 1)   Visiting my son in Texas.  (It will be HOT!) 2)   Going to Canada to meet the…
  • Hurricane Sunset ..?

    Suzanne
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    There’s a hurricane off of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. It’s creating STUFF here in Orange County. For instance, we have huge monster waves. (Hopefully I’ll have time to get a few snaps today!) Some of those waves wanted to swallow my camera gear last Sunday. Thankfully, my client grabbed my gear before it was lost. As I drove home from the shoot, the clouds parted enough to create one of the prettiest sunsets I’ve ever seen. I pulled over and took a few photos. Then I drove a few blocks over and sat on a bluff watching the afterglow. (After the sun has officially…
  • Newfoundland Puppies – One Week Old

    Suzanne
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I want to share an update on the Newfoundland puppies. They turned one week old last Friday. The photos I’m sharing today were taken by Heartsease Newfoundlands over the last couple days. What could be cuter than this pile of puppies? Here is a photo of two of the boys taken the same day: It’s hard to imagine not loving such cute pups. They make my heart melt. Yesterday, some of the puppies opened their eyes for the first time! Hello world! I wonder what it’s like to open your eyes for the first time ever? It sure feels nice to have someone rub your neck, doesn’t it? I…
  • Gray Whale!!

    Suzanne
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I thought some of you might enjoy seeing this shot of a gray whale breaching. I took this photo on my road trip up the California coast. My son and I saw lots and lots of whales on our trip. We even saw whales while we were in Oregon. Summer isn’t the best time for whale watching so we were surprised by how many we saw. I think my son would have been happy to watch them for days. At one point, we just sat on a bluff overlooking the ocean and watched them for a couple hours. Such a beautiful sight!
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    Anali's First Amendment

  • The Summer of #MarketBasket

    Lisa Johnson
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    The way things work out can be almost magical sometimes. Especially here in Massachusetts. Or maybe it isn't magical. Instead, maybe it's a lot of hard work and sacrifice by a group of people who refuse to accept no as an answer. Whatever the cost. Even so, sometimes the real world ending changes the way Hollywood writes it. To make it even more fantastic. Remember how the movie Fever Pitch
  • Quote Of The Week: Lao Tzu

    Lisa Johnson
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Anali's First Amendment © 2006-2014. All rights reserved. This Post’s Link Subscribe to blog posts. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram Join me on Facebook. Shopping on Amazon today? If so, please consider starting here and help support this blog.
  • A New Boston Coffee Shop: Farmer Horse Coffee

    Lisa Johnson
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    This delicious looking sandwich is not mine. I did not eat it. Nor did I take the picture. I have to credit my friend with that. However a few minutes before, I had hungrily chowed down on a similar looking sandwich, when I realized that I hadn't taken a picture. My friend and I met for lunch a few weeks ago, so we could brainstorm a project that we're interested in collaborating on together
  • Get Discounted Tickets: The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival

    Lisa Johnson
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    The Taste of WGBH is back for 2014! The Food & Wine Festival begins with a Chef's Gala Reception on Thursday, September 11th and there area number of additional tasty events over the following days. On Saturday, there are two Artisan Taste sessions where you can experience a wide variety of artisanal foods featuring New England’s renowned restaurants, chefs, and local producers. Tickets
  • #TBT Whole Living Magazine: The Saga Continues

    Lisa Johnson
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    If you haven't read my previous two posts about this magazine, you might like to take a look here and here. Believe me. It's too much to catch you up briefly here. Now that you're caught up, I figured I would share my most recent news relating to this long ago Whole Living subscription. So as of last spring, I received a refund and then started receiving free issues of Family Circle. Nothing
 
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    Average Jane™

  • 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.
  • Average Jane's Warranty Runs Out

    Average Jane
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Warning: This post contains lots and lots of whining. My birthday was Monday, July 7th and I was perfectly cool with yet another year ticking over on my personal odometer. That is, until this Monday. That was the day when I noticed my lower back strongly protesting as I routinely gathered the trash and cleaned the litter boxes. My back hurt enough that I actually asked my husband to take the trash out for me, but he was already shoeless and ready for bed, so I did it myself. That day at work I spent a lot of time in my super uncomfortable office chair working on a project that required…
  • Average Jane Enjoys the Summer

    Average Jane
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    I don't want to jinx myself, but I am having a thoroughly delightful summer so far. As I mentioned, I started with a nice trip to Virginia late last month. My band has been playing out pretty regularly, including a performance at Fort Leavenworth on Independence Day. There I am to the right, in all my red, white and blue glory. I've gotten the chance to float in a lake with my sister and her family and their boat. Yes, I got a sunburn because apparently I'd forgotten that sunscreen must be reapplied periodically, but it was fun and relaxing. In past week, I have had two long board…
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    Cindy La Ferle's Home Office

  • 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 […]
  • Loving the skin we’re in

    Cindy La Ferle
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Americans are hard on aging women. If fashion and beauty editors aren’t ignoring us, they’re constantly reminding us that we need lifting or correcting. In my August column for Michigan Prime, I share some thoughts on how I’ve learned to embrace my changing body image and to seek out role models who demonstrate healthy aging. […]
  • Who wins the wrinkle wars?

    Cindy La Ferle
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    The old proverb, “Beauty is as beauty does,” assumes a whole new meaning for women of a certain age.  Apparently, we’ve got a lot of work to do. Pick up any women’s magazine and you’ll notice the terms “anti-aging” and “age-defying” are used to market products to girls who’ve barely graduated from high school. In […]
  • As I turn 60

    Cindy La Ferle
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that several of my friends turned 60 last year.  At birthday parties large and small, they raised their glasses to six eventful decades. Some recalled pivotal moments and milestones of our youth: Kennedy’s assassination … the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show… Neil […]
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    Candelaria Silva

  • 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…
  • Did you realize you were young?

    Candelaria Silva
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:39 am
    When you were young, did you realize you were young? When I was young, I didn’t know I was young. I sometimes knew I was the youngest person in the room.  This happened often as I was growing up because I skipped Kindergarten and one grade in elementary school, so I was usually hanging with older kids.(In retrospect, skipping those grades wasn’t the best thing for my development.) Being the youngest didn’t make me feel young.  Being young to me meant being unknowing and I always knew something, more than adults suspected, more, oftentimes, than I should. While serving as a…
 
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    Granny Sue's News and Reviews: West Virginia Storyteller Granny Sue's Daily Blog

  • Apple Thoughts

    Granny Sue
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Of the many foods that we grow, apples have to be the most basic and most versatile of staples. How many other foods can you grow that can supply you with so many uses?It begins with the blossoms, heavenly-scented and lovely  in the landscape or in flower arrangements. With the coming of summer the Lodi summer apples ripen and are ready to puree into tangy sauce. Apple cake, apple pie, apple cookies, apple bars, and apple candy are just a few of the sweet treats to be made with apples. They can be made into dumplings or added to pancakes. They can be jellied, jammed, candied, sauced,…
  • Pickles, Ghosts, Washers and Such

    Granny Sue
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    I am being buried in pickles! It seems like every time I turn around Larry brings in another five-gallon bucket full. I made another 14 quarts yesterday and a new bucket awaits me today. Tomatoes are also coming in by the buckets and I'll be working on those today. All this bounty is glorious, and I am trying to get it all put up as quickly as I can. Being sick last week put me behind and I feel like a hamster on a wheel trying to catch up.I am so excited about the new project I've been working on: the Ripley (WV) ghost walk! I have found quite a few stories and now have a source for more in…
  • Recent Finds, from Teapots to Lamps to Clocks and Everything in Between

    Granny Sue
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    We did a little shopping for new stock last weekend, and came home with a lot of new things for the booths, a few for eBay and even a couple to keep. I am also trying out selling on Facebook on the Anything Vintage Kitchen group. So far sales there have been good; it's a little more trouble than eBay but the only fees are those for Paypal.Here's a look at some of what we gathered up last week, after it was all washed up, repaired, etc:I really like this lamp. Even though my house is rustic, I think adding elegant items to it makes an interesting contrast. I will be selling this lamp though,…
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    Jan's Sushi Bar

  • The Popcorn Ripple Afghan

    Jan
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    I haven’t had a whole lot of time to crochet lately, but I managed to make The Young One a winter scarf – there will be a hat to go with it, so I’ll post it when the pair is done – and finish this lovely piece of work. It’s a gift for someone (I can’t say who just yet) and took quite a long time to make, since I’d put it down from time to time to work on something else.  The pattern itself is pretty easy, but the yarn I chose for it – Caron Simply Soft – is a nightmare to work with.  As a friend of mine said, “It splits if you look…
  • Moroccan-Style Lamb Meatballs

    Jan
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Earlier this week when I asked my daily “What do you want for dinner?” Beloved started rummaging around in the freezer.  After a few moments I heard, “Hey – we’ve still got a couple of pounds of ground lamb out here.” So we took it out, and all that was left was to decide what to make out of it. While I love lamb, ground lamb always seem to taste “stronger” to me than regular cuts – it’s probably due to the amount of fat.  It holds up well to bold flavors, though, so I decided something Moroccan-spiced might be in order.  After…
  • The Ninja Turtle Cake

    Jan
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Well, you had to have known there was a party and a cake in my future after Friday’s post. The G Man is all about two things these days – Legos and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  So, naturally, he had a Ninja Turtle birthday party.  Meema and Papa got him some TMNT Legos, as well as a couple of Lego Movie t-shirts because I haven’t had that damn Everything Is Awesome! song stuck in my head nearly often enough. Ahem. At any rate, a Ninja Turtle cake was my challenge for the party. It was the first time I had covered a cake in ganache instead of buttercream underneath the…
  • Cowabunga, Dude

    Jan
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    A certain young man in my life is 5 years old today! We’re having a wonderful party at the park tomorrow, and guess what kind of cake he’s getting? Happy Birthday, G Man.  Meema loves you to the moon and back.
  • Green Bean and Tomato Salad

    Jan
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    I bemoaned on Facebook this morning that, “I will be SO glad when school is back in session so I can eat like an adult again.” Having The G Man so often this summer has required a lot of kid-friendly meals.  Which suits The Young One just fine – he’s never outgrown his love of chicken nuggets, spaghetti, pizza and meatballs in barbecue sauce over mashed potatoes (last night’s dinner).  Beloved, Darling Daughter and I, on the other hand, are going through quinoa, lamb curry and liver paté withdrawal. In fact, once the adult palates are all that’s left in…
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    Nanny Goats in Panties

  • 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…
  • And Now There’s a Cloud in the Cloud

    Margaret
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:09 pm
    You’re probably wondering what the hell I’m doing here when I am up to my eyeballs in goose livers, but my housemate and I decided to take a break from all the poultry guts and celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary per our usual tradition of running off to the casino and spending the night. And with past annual visits resulting in power outages and thievery, we thought, what could possibly happen this time? And so it was I’m yanking the one arm bandit’s chain when my phone vibrates urgently at me to tell me about a tornado warning and severe thunderstorms IN MY AREA…
 
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    Privilege

  • It’s Not A Sprint, It’s A Relay; Three Style Bloggers Take The Baton.

    Lisa
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    As I have broadened my scope to write about house style and gardens, by necessity I spend less time on clothing and accessories. I thought I could perhaps address the gap by pointing you to a few style bloggers  – new to me – whose taste I find – as Jane Austen would say – quite agreeable. 1. Modern And Minimal For Every Budget Stiletto Jungle – all kinds of angles on minimalist looks, for all kinds of price points. 2. Thoughtful And Just Glamorous Enough At Midlife High Heels In The Wilderness. I love her style and her down to earth approach to writing about…
  • We’re In England! Or, Saturday Morning at 8:35am GMT

    Lisa
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    Yes, we’re in England, Tall Redheaded Daughter and I. In fact, we’ve been here all week. I drafted the book post roughly, before we left, and finished it one afternoon in a pause between London sights. Now we’re in Oxford for 2 days, before we head up to a village in the Cotswolds. Where we will apparently be drenched with rain, but how British is that? We’re lugging rain ponchos, umbrella, and boots in our bags, prioritized against more swanky gear, and hope to walk up and down the green hills, wetly. Significant Husband stayed home, as he travels so much for work…
  • Thumbnail Reviews Of Five Good Books And One Horrid One

    Lisa
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    I imagine many of you are lifelong and enthusiastic readers. Me too. Someone asked that I post book reviews now and then. Well, on an occasional basis, we just might give it a shot. Here are a few thumbnails of notable and fairly new works. We’ve got five worth a read, and one that may be the worst ever. Something must play salt to our literary caramel, after all. The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.) This writer invents, sustains, and evolves an unusual construct quite beautifully. A Jini from the deserts (a man,) and a Golem, created out of clay in Russia (a woman), meet in 19th century New…
  • For The Troubled, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:22am

    Lisa
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the world. So, with apologies to Twitter pals, who’ve seen these before, I thought I’d post links to two surprisingly nice pieces. The first is on Medium, written by a software engineer, of all people. It’s about politeness. Authentic politeness, the kind more closely related to graciousness than protocol. (On a side note, I found it via The Browser, which a reader recommended to me following this post, and I now pass on to you. A site that curates links to thought pieces from around the web – I use the word…
  • When It All Begins – Back To School In Teen And Pre-Teen Style

    Lisa
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    At what point in our lives do we first consider style? Parents dress their babes, grandparents unearth treasures for grandchildren, but big kids start to develop their own tastes as they approach the teen years. Some, of course, are late bloomers. Hands up. We spent my 6th grade year in London, and I wore a uniform to school, every day. Somehow that got me paying attention as never before. Occasionally we were allowed to wear our own clothes. I remember even now a dress Mom bought me that spring. Imagine London in 1968, cream and orange Liberty flowered cotton, almost canvas, belted low and…
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    Out On The Stoop

  • 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…
  • The Up Sell and When Does It Stop?

    Gena
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    There are times when I hesitate to go into a retail store. It isn't that it retail stores are bad. Most are run quite well. It isn't that there is bad service or that the floor staff is being extra observant of me being in the store. My frustration level rises when I approach the counter with my goods and I am asked do I have the store's loyalty card?"No.""Would I like one? ""No thank you.""It will only take a minute?"I'm not mad at the clerk. I know the manager is listening for the pitch and the effort to get us dumb ass clucks to sign up. For what? A few cents off on items that are…
  • A Thought, A Word and A Prototype

    Gena
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    I have been bugged about access to health care, and of the poor access to legit healthcare information. When have any of us been taught to access the American healthcare system? Not saying that there hasn't been an informal lessons; depending on culture.For example in certain communities you don't go near a doctor or healthcare provider unless you are halfway dead. You have to prove to the family unit that there is a reason to engage with medical care because it could mean food, the rent or long term debt.Other folks revere doctors and accept everything that comes of the mouths of healthcare…
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    SEASONALITY: Embracing Change

  • CHARLESTON, HERE WE COME!

    Hill Country Hippie
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Well, tomorrow's the big day -- the day when Lexie and I head off on our Mother-Daughter-Pre-Wedding-Adventure! As you can see, I've been doing my homework.I've been making my lists, and checking 'em twice!Also, I've been marking all the best spots on the map, so we don't waste any steps. Throughout the process, one thing has become painfully clear. One long weekend just isn't enough! 
  • MASON JARS, MARKETS, AND CHALK. OH MY!

    Hill Country Hippie
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    This is a work in progress -- one of the final projects in Junelle Jacobsen's Farmers Market class. Which doesn't mean it's too late for you to take it. That's the great thing about these on-line classes. You can sign up for them whenever or wherever. Plus, you usually have access to the tutorials and videos for at least a year, so you can do the projects at your own pace. I will be sad for this class to end.This project is almost like doing a mosaic, only we're using tiny bits of colored paper and photographs from farmers' markets to fill our canning jars.I started with a layer of black…
  • BACHELORETTE #1

    Hill Country Hippie
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Daughter Lex is past the age where hanging out on 6th Street getting plastered is her idea of a great night with friends. In fact, she may have skipped that stage altogether. (I have no idea where she gets that!) Therefore, she decided not to leave her bachelorette party completely up to chance. Fortunately, her bridesmaids jumped on board with her suggestions and ran with them!Cupcakes were provided by master-baker Stefanie, who taught them an amazing life lesson that will have you slapping your forehead and saying "DOH!" Turns out, we've been eating cupcakes completely wrong our whole…
  • THE SEASONAL SUNDAY DINNER

    Hill Country Hippie
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    I got a couple of gorgeous pastured pork chops from local producer Richardson Farms this week -- an occasional splurge that makes my hubby quite giddy.Before deciding what to do with them, I made a mental list of the fresh ingredients that had come in my Bountiful Sprout basket on Wednesday and needed to be used up.Then it became perfectly obvious that what I needed to prepare was our all time family favorite from back in our Indo-days...ASNAH'S PORK CHOPS(serves four) 4 one-inch pork chops4 cloves garlic, mincedfreshly ground pepper1/4 cup soy sauce1 onion, in thick slices2 carrots, in…
  • A PLACE WITH NO SEASONS

    Hill Country Hippie
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    The View From Our Porch As NewlywedsEvery August I ask myself why we still live in Texas. However, as soon as we get that first tiny hint of cool weather in September, I find myself thinking "Ah yes, that's why. If August hadn't sucked so badly, I wouldn't be nearly so euphoric over this tiny bit of cool breeze!"  As they say, you've got to experience the bad to fully appreciate the good. You can trust me on that. After all, I did live in paradise for many years.When we lived in Indonesia, the sun came up every morning at 6:00 AM. The sun set every evening at 6:00 PM. Every afternoon we…
 
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    BoomerCafé ... it's your place

  • A baby boomer’s wisdom about California surfing

    Cafe
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We are always happy here at BoomerCafé when Boomer Wisdom (note the Capitalization of these important words) shows itself in spades. That’s why we were happy just the other day to hear from our old friend Mike Petrie of Laguna Niguel, California, a lawyer, author, and surfer (yes, you read that right) who has turned a little wiser in all his years. This time, it’s his baby boomer’s perspective on the Southern California surf. I remember, several years ago, being awakened at 3:00 in the morning by what sounded like the loud roar of cannon fire; it actually shaked my house a little. Mike…
  • New experiences every boomer might enjoy

    Cafe
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We all know that baby boomers aren’t going to be content all the time sitting on a porch and crocheting. That’s why we like what Silvana Clark of Seattle wrote for BoomerCafé: it’s about new experiences that every boomer might enjoy; unique ways to spend our time. It finally happened. The kids are out of the house, (and haven’t boomeranged back to their old rooms), so you have time to take part in fulfilling experiences, both close to home or in places you’ve never visited. The following are some opportunities designed for Boomers looking to have a purpose while meeting other…
  • A baby boomer’s quest for ideal hair

    Cafe
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Look, having trouble finding someone to style your hair just right is certainly only a First World Problem! But if you’ve been around as long as all of us baby boomers have been and still can’t find The One, you’re just like Melodee Currier of Dublin, Ohio, who has written to BoomerCafé saying, Here’s My Dilemma. I’ve been searching for a hairdresser since 1982! That was the year I moved to Florida and had my last haircut with Bill, The Scissor Wizard, in Toledo, Ohio. I was always thrilled with my hair when he cut it. It’s been forty years, and at least 200 hairdressers later,…
  • Every step this boomer takes, every toe she breaks!

    Cafe
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Baby boomer Roz Warren of Philadelphia writes funny stuff for everyone from The New York Times to The Funny Times. So we had to laugh when she sent us this piece, which first appeared in ZestNow.com, about how she amused herself when she broke her toe. Three years ago, I broke my toe when I went outside at night, barefoot, to admire the stars, and stubbed it on a large rock. After that, I told myself it was time to stop running around barefoot. From then on, I resolved to always wear shoes, both indoors and out. “Protective” footwear would be my new way of life. No more broken toes for…
  • Baby boomer turns to writing after job loss

    Cafe
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Michael Murphy isn’t merely a baby boomer himself; he has just written a novel about a baby boomer called “Goodbye Emily,” and if you’re a boomer, you might relate, because what Michael writes about pretty much happened to him: he lost his job and grieved the loss. Which prompted Michael to write a book, which helped him heal. This is an excerpt in which a college professor loses his wife, then two years later, he also loses his job and confronts broken heart syndrome. It sends him, with two friends, on a nostalgic return to Woodstock, 1969. One last road trip; one last chance to say…
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    Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty

  • 5 low cost cell phone plans for boomer/geezers

    Going Like Sixty
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Here are five low cost, no-contract plans for the social senior living in the U.S.: $20 Unlimited Talk and Text —PTel Mobile, one of America’s original no-contract wireless companies, just launched five new unlimited no-contract plans starting at only $20/month. The $20/month plan offers unlimited talk and text and customers are able to keep their current phone number and bring their own compatible GSM phone. By making the switch today, seniors can even receive their second month of service free. $29 Unlimited Everything — GIV Mobile’s NEW “Unlimited Everything” plans, now…
  • Rainfall sparse in Atenas Costa Rica During July 2014

    Going Like Sixty
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
      That illustrates pretty much the hardest rain that fell during July. Normally July in the Atenas Costa Rica region gets the rainy season well under way. This year, not so much… we only had 3 inches of rain that came on two different days. A few other days during the month were just drizzly. A Tico would call it pelo de gato or “hair of the cat” rain. Generally it’s been hot and dry. Compared to last year for the same month… We had 7 1/4 inches of rain in July at Sedolsoder and that came in just a few days. Long term residents say this is pretty typical…
  • Animated Gif Monday – Dog Owns His Cone of Shame

    Going Like Sixty
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    No dummy here… this dog puts his cone of shame to good use. Heres some old fun postsCone of Shame Classic – Licker PreventionCone of Shame Classic – Eye on the BallCone of Shame Classic – Flower Pot DogCone of Shame Classic – Denise Wears a ConeCone of Shame Classic – Andrea In ConeThe post Animated Gif Monday – Dog Owns His Cone of Shame appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
  • Road Trips in Costa Rica Can Be Similar to Route 66.

    Going Like Sixty
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Taking a road trip in Costa Rica is like taking a road trip on Route 66 in the “good old days.” Route 66 was the original pathway for going across the country. It was created in 1926 and decommissioned in 1985; however, it is still possible to travel the route and see many of the original Route 66 attractions. Road trips offer a way to see things never seen before and wouldn’t otherwise be seen by airplane. To go on a road trip in Costa Rica, a vehicle needs to be running optimally. This means that spark plugs need to be good, fluids need to be checked, and tires have to have…
  • Animated Gif Monday – Homer Loses at Soccer

    Going Like Sixty
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Thanks Boomspeak Heres some old fun postsAnimated Gif Monday – Soccer in a NutshellGeeky Animated Gif Monday – Labor Day at the Beach?Geeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif Monday – HitchhikerThe post Animated Gif Monday – Homer Loses at Soccer appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
 
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  • CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'GettyAs the outbreak continues to accelerate, officials say the number of Ebola victims could increase sixfold.Staggering new predictionMore newsWHO: Current Ebola tollJohn Lennon's killer says sorry
  • Ukraine invaded, president says

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Ukraine invaded, president saysAPWestern powers expressed outrage as newly released photos appeared to support Petro Poroshenko's claim that Russia forces have entered Ukraine.Obama's remarks on potential US military involvementMore newsSecond American killed with ISIS?Gun range owner speaks out
  • Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilege

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilegeAPWhen the comedian was asked what women really want to see in men, she surprised everyone with her deft response.Honest, unscripted answerMore from MAKERSAniston on pressures to be a momWhen is it okay to catcall?
  • Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Hillary Clinton breaks silence on FergusonGettyUntil Thursday's remarks, the potential 2016 presidential candidate had yet to acknowledge the protests surrounding Michael Brown's death.Why she's speaking up nowDid you see these stories?Bobby Jindal's presidential ambitionsWhat millennials are doing online
  • Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria The president blasted the Islamic militants for 'the slaughter of innocent people' but said a specific strategy has not yet been formed. Options the Pentagon is exploringRelated newsWesterners joining ISIS terrorGroup captured Syrian soldiers
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  • CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'GettyAs the outbreak continues to accelerate, officials say the number of Ebola victims could increase sixfold.Staggering new predictionMore newsWHO: Current Ebola tollJohn Lennon's killer says sorry
  • Ukraine invaded, president says

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Ukraine invaded, president saysAPWestern powers expressed outrage as newly released photos appeared to support Petro Poroshenko's claim that Russia forces have entered Ukraine.Obama's remarks on potential US military involvementMore newsSecond American killed with ISIS?Gun range owner speaks out
  • Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilege

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilegeAPWhen the comedian was asked what women really want to see in men, she surprised everyone with her deft response.Honest, unscripted answerMore from MAKERSAniston on pressures to be a momWhen is it okay to catcall?
  • Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Hillary Clinton breaks silence on FergusonGettyUntil Thursday's remarks, the potential 2016 presidential candidate had yet to acknowledge the protests surrounding Michael Brown's death.Why she's speaking up nowDid you see these stories?Bobby Jindal's presidential ambitionsWhat millennials are doing online
  • Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria The president blasted the Islamic militants for 'the slaughter of innocent people' but said a specific strategy has not yet been formed. Options the Pentagon is exploringRelated newsWesterners joining ISIS terrorGroup captured Syrian soldiers
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  • CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'GettyAs the outbreak continues to accelerate, officials say the number of Ebola victims could increase sixfold.Staggering new predictionMore newsWHO: Current Ebola tollJohn Lennon's killer says sorry
  • Ukraine invaded, president says

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Ukraine invaded, president saysAPWestern powers expressed outrage as newly released photos appeared to support Petro Poroshenko's claim that Russia forces have entered Ukraine.Obama's remarks on potential US military involvementMore newsSecond American killed with ISIS?Gun range owner speaks out
  • Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilege

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilegeAPWhen the comedian was asked what women really want to see in men, she surprised everyone with her deft response.Honest, unscripted answerMore from MAKERSAniston on pressures to be a momWhen is it okay to catcall?
  • Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Hillary Clinton breaks silence on FergusonGettyUntil Thursday's remarks, the potential 2016 presidential candidate had yet to acknowledge the protests surrounding Michael Brown's death.Why she's speaking up nowDid you see these stories?Bobby Jindal's presidential ambitionsWhat millennials are doing online
  • Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria The president blasted the Islamic militants for 'the slaughter of innocent people' but said a specific strategy has not yet been formed. Options the Pentagon is exploringRelated newsWesterners joining ISIS terrorGroup captured Syrian soldiers
 
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  • CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'GettyAs the outbreak continues to accelerate, officials say the number of Ebola victims could increase sixfold.Staggering new predictionMore newsWHO: Current Ebola tollJohn Lennon's killer says sorry
  • Ukraine invaded, president says

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Ukraine invaded, president saysAPWestern powers expressed outrage as newly released photos appeared to support Petro Poroshenko's claim that Russia forces have entered Ukraine.Obama's remarks on potential US military involvementMore newsSecond American killed with ISIS?Gun range owner speaks out
  • Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilege

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilegeAPWhen the comedian was asked what women really want to see in men, she surprised everyone with her deft response.Honest, unscripted answerMore from MAKERSAniston on pressures to be a momWhen is it okay to catcall?
  • Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Hillary Clinton breaks silence on FergusonGettyUntil Thursday's remarks, the potential 2016 presidential candidate had yet to acknowledge the protests surrounding Michael Brown's death.Why she's speaking up nowDid you see these stories?Bobby Jindal's presidential ambitionsWhat millennials are doing online
  • Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria The president blasted the Islamic militants for 'the slaughter of innocent people' but said a specific strategy has not yet been formed. Options the Pentagon is exploringRelated newsWesterners joining ISIS terrorGroup captured Syrian soldiers
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  • CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    CDC: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'GettyAs the outbreak continues to accelerate, officials say the number of Ebola victims could increase sixfold.Staggering new predictionMore newsWHO: Current Ebola tollJohn Lennon's killer says sorry
  • Ukraine invaded, president says

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Ukraine invaded, president saysAPWestern powers expressed outrage as newly released photos appeared to support Petro Poroshenko's claim that Russia forces have entered Ukraine.Obama's remarks on potential US military involvementMore newsSecond American killed with ISIS?Gun range owner speaks out
  • Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilege

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Amy Poehler sounds off on male privilegeAPWhen the comedian was asked what women really want to see in men, she surprised everyone with her deft response.Honest, unscripted answerMore from MAKERSAniston on pressures to be a momWhen is it okay to catcall?
  • Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Hillary Clinton breaks silence on FergusonGettyUntil Thursday's remarks, the potential 2016 presidential candidate had yet to acknowledge the protests surrounding Michael Brown's death.Why she's speaking up nowDid you see these stories?Bobby Jindal's presidential ambitionsWhat millennials are doing online
  • Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Obama still weighing strikes on ISIS in Syria The president blasted the Islamic militants for 'the slaughter of innocent people' but said a specific strategy has not yet been formed. Options the Pentagon is exploringRelated newsWesterners joining ISIS terrorGroup captured Syrian soldiers
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    RetirementRevised

  • Why ‘unretirement’ might be your best retirement strategy

    Mark Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    Chris Farrell Chris Farrell has a hot retirement investing tip for you, but it’s not a stock or bond. Farrell wants you to invest in yourself. In his new book, Unretirement (Bloomsbury Press), he argues that developing skills that can help you earn income well past traditional retirement age offers a better return on investment than any financial instrument – and it can help transform the economy. Farrell is senior economics contributor at public radio’s Marketplace, a contributing editor at Bloomberg Businessweek and a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In an…
  • How to interpret your Social Security benefit statement

    Mark Miller
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    The Social Security Administration will be mailing annual benefit statements for the first time in three years to some American workers. That’s good news, because the statements provide a useful projection of what you can expect to receive in benefits at various retirement ages, if you become widowed or suffer a disability that prevents you from working. But if you do receive a statement next month, it is important to know how to interpret the benefit projections. They are likely somewhat smaller than the dollar amount you will receive when you actually claim benefits, because they are…
  • How Washington is leading the way on phased retirement

    Mark Miller
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Gwendolyn Ross will turn 66 in November, but she isn’t ready to retire. A deputy comptroller for the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach, Florida, she hopes to work until she’s 70 – but she would like to cut back her hours. “I have some health issues that require a lot of visits to the doctor, and I’d love to have more time to visit my family in Michigan,” she says. At the same time, she needs to keep working to prepare for retirement. “As I get closer to it, I realize I’m not as financially ready as I thought I would be when I was younger. The time…
  • Take the pension buyout, or wait for a better deal down the road?

    Mark Miller
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    If you work for a company with a pension plan, don’t be surprised if you get an offer soon for a lump sum buyout – a deal where you accept a pile of cash in exchange for the promise of lifetime income when you retire. The price tag for these offers is especially attractive right now, from the plan sponsor’s perspective. But workers might do better by holding out for a better deal, or by rejecting the buyout altogether. A growing number of plan sponsors are trying to get out of the pension business, or lighten their obligations, by buying out workers. The number of buyout offers has…
  • Medicare costs: How long can the good news go on?

    Mark Miller
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Medicare turned 49 years old last week, and the program celebrated with some good financial news for seniors: Premiums will not rise in 2015 for the third consecutive year. The question now: How long can the good news persist? Worries about Medicare’s long-range financial health continue, but for now low healthcare cost inflation will translate into a monthly premium of $104.90 next year for Part B (outpatient services), according to the Medicare trustees. Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says the average premium for a basic Part D prescription drug plan…
 
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  • Pick Your Favorite Shirtless Star!

    Lauren-Turner
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
  • Tattoos, Love Letters, and Jewels: Brad's and Angelina's Most Romantic Gestures

    Maria-Mercedes-Lara
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie surprised the world on Thursday when they confirmed that they got married in secret last Saturday. The fact that the A-list couple could keep their nuptials private is pretty romantic itself, but both Brad and Angie have a history of doing sweet things for one another. Keep reading to see the most-heartfelt gifts that Angelina and Brad have given each other, including a few surprises that involved their little ones, and don't forget to relive their romance with a look at their relationship timeline and their hottest PDA moments.
  • Fall TV That's So Funny, You'll Pee Your Pants

    Matthew-Rodrigues
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    From Kate Walsh in Bad Judge to Casey Wilson in Marry Me, there's so much new TV on the horizon with Fall just around the corner. It can be a little overwhelming! Well, don't worry for another moment, because we're telling you all about the five new TV comedies you need to be watching.
  • See How Angelina Jolie Transformed From Hollywood Bad Girl to Blushing Bride

    Maria-Mercedes-Lara
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Angelina Jolie shocked us all this week with news of her secret wedding to Brad Pitt. The actress's personal and professional life has taken many twists and turns over the years, going from being Jon Voight's camera-shy daughter to a brother-kissing, blood-wearing, tattooed bad girl. Nowadays, Angie is best known as a humanitarian, mom, and half of one of the most glamorous couples in Hollywood, but that near-perfect image only developed after she went through several big changes. In honor of the wedding news, we've rounded up picture proof of how she went from a '90s alt-girl pinup to one of…
  • According to Kristen Stewart, "Nobody Knows What the F*ck Is Going On"

    Ryan-Roschke
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Kristen Stewart is featured on the cover of Vanity Fair France's September 2014 issue, and inside, she gets more candid than ever. The actress sat down to talk about her upcoming films Camp X-Ray and Clouds of Sils Maria, which mark her first time back on the big screen since 2012's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Although it's been a while since she's been in movies, Kristen's name has been bubbling up recently thanks to her equally fascinating interview with Elle Magazine and her "f*ckin' real" ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video. Keep scrolling for some choice quotes from her latest…
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  • 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…
  • Are These Scammers Serious?

    arlene
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    I have several email accounts as do most people. One I use for online purchases, because I am convinced the email address gets sent out to other lists, and that way I only have one account with a lot of junk in it.  Another I use for writing work and I am reluctant to give out this address for any other reason. Still a third I use for friends. I check the online purchase email sporadically, and lately it has been inundated with lottery winning offers, pleading letters from various nobility in African countries, and stranded “Friends” in foreign countries who have been robbed and need…
  • Why Lyrics Speak to Me

    arlene
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    I have spoken a lot about loving music in my blog. This has been a lifelong obsession. From listening to my parent’s records – Sinatra and other standards, to discovering pop music around the age of six, I have been just crazy about music in many forms. Not having a musical bone in my body for notes, melodies, whistling, or singing, that has not stopped me from enjoying the musicality of a piece. But what gets me singing out loud and thinking about a piece of music are  the lyrics. The lyrics are always the heart of the music for me. Wordsmith, writer, I guess it is the love of…
  • Sleepless in Houston or How To Lay Like a Corpse

    arlene
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    No, I am NOT going to become one of those whiners and complainers due to a debilitating physical condition. Besides, I spent plenty of blog time on that condition in my previous blog, here. So instead I must ask you a very personal question and I am not trying to be fresh. What position do you prefer in bed? I am questioning your sleeping pose, for any of you with thoughts in the gutter! In other words, how do you sleep – in what position? Prior to injuring my neck, I slept in the womb position – curled on the side, without a thought to my neck’s positioning. Many nights I…
  • How to Make An Old Lady’s Day

    arlene
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    I spoke a few months ago about celebrating my 59th birthday and what the looming “60″ and becoming a senior citizen felt like to a person who is chronologically old, but feels internally like a teenager. (Me) This is how old I am – I used to be able to go and go and go – in terms of exercise and physical activity. I was the original human Energizer Bunny.  My friends were regaling me with their aches, pains, cortisone shots, possible surgery and though I listened with a sympathetic ear, I could NOT relate. Now, I go to my summer retreat, my beloved Margate, where I…
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    The Redhead Riter

  • Loneliness And A Lonely Rose Needing To Be Held

    Sherry Riter
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Loneliness slowly drains the joy of living from a person. It doesn’t happen all at once. No, it 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!
  • Circle Dot Dot Dot – Listening Is More Than Hearing

    Sherry Riter
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Just because you don’t believe it, doesn’t mean it isn’t true. The question isn’t, “Are you listening?” as much as […] 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!
  • Weeping Radish Brewery, Butchery, Pub and Restaurant

    Sherry Riter
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    As you know, I love goats, but what do goats have to do with a brewery, butchery, pub and restaurant […] 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

  • Finding Romance Online–Do Age and Maturity Matter?

    Walker
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    I read the book, Murder As a Fine Art by David Morrell (affiliate link), recently and was enthralled with the literary flavor of this thriller. Set in Victorian England, Emily is not your typical young woman. She refuses to wear a corset and has chosen to wear bloomers under a loose dress rather than the conventional hooped, heavily draped dresses. At age 21 she is comfortable speaking her mind and taking charge, in a firm yet gentle way. In the story she ends up assisting two policemen, one a young man her age, the other, significantly older. A question in the interview with the…
  • Q&A- I Want Him to Have the Desire

    Walker
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today’s question is a common one among older women visiting my website—lack of sexual desire. In this case  both parties are experiencing low libido. Walker, I have a serious questions for you. My male partner is without libido and from what I gather, this is nothing new to him. We’ve talked about it and both feel if I were to instigate sexual activity he’d jump right in. The problem is I don’t have any desire, either. I am on Prozac but have been for years and don’t think that’s the problem. I’m in my 60s and my partner is in his mid 50s. Neither of us are really…
  • Women’s Low Sexual Desire-Is It a Medical Problem or Something Else?

    Walker
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    This article was originally published at MidlifeBoulevard. If you’re following the news reports about flibanserin, referred to as the female Viagra, or “the pink pill’, you know there’s been a lot of debate over the need for a pill for women who suffer from low libido, or hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)*. There are plenty of issues involved, from the idea that the FDA discriminates against women to the fact that the most ardent supporters of thos “promising” medication have some financial involvement with the drug’s manufacturer, Sprout Pharmaceuticals. And, somewhere…
  • OKCupid Turns Dating Game Into a Rat Race

    Walker
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    As if it weren’t crazy enough already….. OKCupid made the news last week—in one of those ways that businesses don’t typically prefer when it comes to getting publicity. It seems that, in the name of “research”, OKCupid started tinkering with users’ experiences on the site. According to the New York Times, “…OKCupid on Monday published results of three experiments it recently conducted on users. In one test, it obscured profile pictures. In another, the site hid profile text to see how it affected personality ratings. And in a third, it…
  • Q&A- My Doctor Recommends a Vibrator, What Should I Choose?

    Walker
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I got a question from a woman in her mid-50′s who is having some issues with dryness and her sexual response time.  Elizabeth* saw a doctor who gave her a prescription for Premarin and suggested she get lubricant and a vibrator. The doctor didn’t give her any suggestions about vibrators or exactly how she was to use a vibrator to help boost her sex life! She turned to me for some advice on purchasing a new sex toy. The great thing here is that Elizabeth and her husband, both in their 50′s and married for over 20 years, are working proactively to keep their sex life going…
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