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Celebrate Older Americans Month – May 2019

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019   4:19 pm |  Category:   Health, Jobs/Volunteer, Life, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

May is Older Americans Month! Each year, the Administration on Community Living (ACL) within the Federal government sponsors this month of recognition with a theme that changes from year to year. Whether you are one of our more than 49 million older Americans or if your aim is to join their ranks in the future, …more

Never Would I Have Imagined

Saturday, March 9th, 2019   4:58 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life, Relationships   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

One question I’ve always had trouble answering is, “What is your long term plan?” I can organize and implement everything from a small task to a large-scale international project as well as anyone, but setting and achieving 5-year goals for myself is a real stumper for me. Given my history, it makes sense.   My …more

Tips For Old Guys Looking For Love Online

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019   10:24 pm |  Category:   Life, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

What is perceived as criticism or negativity is hard to take but sometimes, telling it “like it is” is the only way to tell it. Trust me, you will be offended by some parts of this essay and that’s okay. Grow up and take it like a real man, if you know what that means. …more

The Older Man Looking for Love — Why He’s Not Finding It

Saturday, October 6th, 2018   11:43 am |  Category:   Life, Relationships   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

A 75 year-old man had been married 40+ years. His wife cooked and cleaned, took care of the kids who are now on their own, and he provided income. They had sex once in a while and took each other for granted. He was content, she was sort of happy and then she died, and …more

For a Happier Retirement Reach out and Connect with Others

Monday, August 20th, 2018   1:49 pm |  Category:   Health, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Want a more fulfilling retirement? Get connected   It’s no secret that isolation and disconnection from others plays into depression. If you go online in search of the latest health news, one trend you’re sure to spot is loneliness and its detrimental effects is often compared to smoking. Even today, I read an article about …more

The Long Good-bye

Saturday, October 28th, 2017   9:36 pm |  Category:   Life, Relationships   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

Within the period of a little more than a year, I sold my tiny condominium in Southern California, retired, cut my income by a third, moved across the country to a house in central Florida about three times the size of my tiny California condo, bought a mobile home in Florida for my 84-year-old disabled …more

Folk Grow

Sunday, April 16th, 2017   5:07 pm |  Category:   Life, Relationships   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

To change up holiday traditions this past Christmas, my husband and I gave the kids (and us) DNA kits at Thanksgiving. Wouldn’t Christmas dinner be fun and unique if we learned something about our DNA and fixed food from our various ethnic backgrounds during the holidays? We could then skip the traditional ham or turkey. …more

My Retirement Plan – Fully Executed with New and Authentic Life Experiences

Thursday, March 16th, 2017   9:25 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

About two years ago, at age 63, I realized it was time to create a meaningful retirement plan. My 30+ year, very rewarding career in sales and management was winding down. My pension was set so I was lucky that I had flexibility.   Retire? But to what? I don’t play golf, crochet, play bridge …more

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