What I Did in Social Media Jail – I Became an author

My “Medellin Jubilado (Retiree) Odyssey” contained a trap. I toured,, was a wonderful tourist. I bought property, I was a fine new member of the community and a new member of a large Colombian family through marriage, But eventually the mania of social media, screen time, caught me in its addictive grip. Cocaine? No, never. …more



I joined the club

I have always believed in intuition and never more than on January 19, 2021. A day I will remember forever. Suddenly awake, covered with sweat, tears running down my cheeks, it was 2 a.m. I had dreamed that I had breast cancer and I was going to die. It was as if I was standing …more



What on earth inspires two seniors to go climb a mountain?

We two have been motivated to hike and climb mountains through our 45 years of marriage and separately even before that. Now 75 & 78 and with many mountains and trails under our boots and with another exciting mountain conquered, the inspiration just under our skin continues to motivate us. Here is a story of …more



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It’s Never Too Late

Fortunately, we were gifted with good genes at birth. We’ve kept persistently active walking and hiking, running marathons. And now still feeling pretty peppy, as we travel through our ‘sevens’. That doesn’t mean that the age-old (or is it, old age) pesky questions fail to creep in at times. They try, if you let them. …more



Learning Skills

I recently learned there is such a thing as “Anti-Skills”; you know personality traits you should really leave behind. Simply stated this refers to what you should NOT do is just as important as what you should do. From what I understand bad personality traits have run rampant since Covid. Just another side effect of …more



The Right To Be Sad

I have always believed that if you’re sad you must allow yourself to express those feelings because denying them the more they grow. Remember how we all used to sob watching the Hallmark commercials? That was acceptable back then. We used to do that as a family and the commercials touched us individually. Sadness is …more



Where’s My Shot?

My head was spinning with information—and misinformation—about Covid-19 vaccinations coming by way of emails, media reports and conversations with friends and family. Sign up? Don’t sign up yet? Why can’t I sign up? Why was my sign-up canceled? Every time I checked my phone, there seemed to be another round of confusing and sometimes conflicting …more



Virtual Supportive Cancer Care: A Silver Lining for Cancer Care in the COVID Pandemic?

Cancer care today is markedly different than what it was before the COVID pandemic. Some changes in cancer care, from lower numbers of screening tests like mammograms through alterations in how treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are done, garner a good deal of attention in news and social media. Changes to supportive care, a …more



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