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Making the Late-Life Living Decision

Sunday, February 18th, 2018   5:09 pm |  Category:   Life, Retirement locations   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

Moving to a senior community isn’t for everyone, yet it was right for us.   The move came only after we had followed a dream: that of retiring and building a log house in a rural area.   As the years passed our daughter, just 60 miles away, moved across the state on the other …more

Stop Horsing Around

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018   4:53 pm |  Category:   Humor, Life, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

No matter how much research and preparation you do before traveling, things aren’t going to go exactly as you planned them. Flexibility is the key. The sooner you learn to roll with the punches the more fun and less stress you’ll have on your vacation.   During a recent trip to Iceland, we woke up …more

The Best Six Doctors

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018   10:07 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Buddha once said:   “Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”   I recently agreed to accompany my wife to a series of lectures on diabetes which is an affliction my wife has lived with for more than thirty years now. Today was the first class and while …more

Lessons I Wish I Never Had To Learn

Friday, January 26th, 2018   4:58 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

When my beautiful mother suffered an insidious stroke that led to her death thirteen months later, my life crumbled. I found myself immediately enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks for a graduate degree in desolation. This event pushed me into the role of caregiver for my much-loved mother as she approached the end of …more

Is our moral fabric fraying? Moving right along into 2018

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018   5:08 pm |  Category:   Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

For months I’ve been ruminating about what to write next. Here it is the beginning of 2018—and as my niece posted on Facebook, “Two thousand seventeen has been a long decade.” That leads me to my problem. Where could I begin? Where would it end? Why bother? I’m just one person. What can I do? …more

It’s never too late to pursue your dreams: My Road to Success

Saturday, January 13th, 2018   12:04 pm |  Category:   Life   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

I retired. Then I got to work. I took a writing class and began writing. This was well after I was collecting social security. Maybe what you are about to read will inspire you to write. Or to pursue your dream. It’s never too late. I hope my success motivates you.   You’ve never heard …more

Happy Ending Massage

Saturday, January 6th, 2018   12:11 am |  Category:   Humor, Life   |  3 Comments  | Author:     bio

I never thought it would happen to me, but here I was in Vietnam with a big smile on my face as my massage concluded!   I love massages, but rarely treat myself to this luxury back in the States as they are so ridiculously overpriced. I mean, $100 an hour – seriously? It’s not …more

7 Positive Ways for Dealing with Adversity in the Aging Game

Friday, November 17th, 2017   2:40 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

Ever struggle with the why me syndrome? Those times when you are overcome by anger, frustration, and fatigue, wondering why you have to go through this hardship? I have coped with more than my fair share of physical pain and have posed this question many times. Some pain was self-inflicted by choosing a career as …more

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