Category: Humor (page 2 of 10)

Our Debut Novel Illuminates Creative New Paths for Retirees

Have you ever dreamed of writing a novel, then having it become a best seller and maybe even a blockbuster movie? Well, that was my husband Ned’s expectation since I spent my career as a writer and editor for popular newsstand magazines. When you retire, you could have more time, and you may want to …more



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The Case of the Missing iPhone

There was a time when I owned nothing that started with the letter “I”. My first actual iPhone sighting happened innocently enough at a sporting goods store some years ago. While I stopped to look at some over-sized fish in the aquarium which was located in the center of the store, a movement to my …more



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Why Your Bucket List is a Good Servant but a Bad Master

You know how it is when you retire. You have at least a dozen things you plan to do: you will travel, take up golf, knit toques for homeless people, skydive, refinish furniture, work part time, learn Spanish, paint landscapes, volunteer, and figure out how to use a complicated camera. Stuff like that. And, you …more



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Have You Ever Kissed the Blarney Stone?

My legs were aching as I trudged up the slippery stone steps. The enclosed spiral staircase, dank and claustrophobic, ascended one-hundred and twenty steps up to the top of the ancient castle. It was proving to be more of a challenge than I had anticipated. Occasionally I would thankfully step aside and lean against the …more



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Shake It Off (retiree style)

50 residents from a New Zealand retirement village spent a week learning the words and moves to Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off. The retirees created their own take of the video, adding only the occasional local, and age-appropriate, touches



Fiddle Away

Did you once-upon-a-time play a musical instrument?  Maybe like me, you started in elementary school with group lessons and played for years in bands and orchestras before putting the instrument away. It was predetermined that I would play the violin since my dad bought me one at the age of five months. Yes, he had …more



The Current Condition – OLS and CRS

My current problem—at least the one I’m telling you about today—has been with me a couple of years. I didn’t know how to deal with it. I couldn’t find proper “do-it-yourself” improvement books about it. My husband just didn’t want to talk about it. So, I’ll subject you to it. Perhaps you have experienced these …more



Semi-Colon

It wasn’t that long ago that I found out I owned a prostate. Now, my doctor tells me, I have a colon. I was sitting in his office discussing some test results, when he said, “I saw something I didn’t like in your stool sample.” It’s hard to keep a straight face when someone says …more



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