How to effectively be there for someone who is sick

May 11, 2022
You'd think that the ability to be there for a loved one who's sick would be natural. Turns out, it is a rarer skill than we'd like it to be. I know a little about this, mainly because I spent more than a decade being there for people with HIV through an amazing organization called the Aris...

How to effectively be there for someone who is sick

May 11, 2022
You'd think that the ability to be there for a loved one who's sick would be natural. Turns out, it is a rarer skill than we'd like it to be. I know a little about...

Joy to this world…right?

May 9, 2022
You might be thinking, "how much joy is there in this world, right now?" Good question. We're watching Russia slaughter Ukrainians and must balance our nation's...

Mourning what was, what wasn’t and wondering what wil

May 3, 2022
When we think about grief, it's usually in the context of someone close to us dying. Or leaving our lives in some way. But that is not the only way we mourn. It's...

Boomer bloggers: should we laugh or cry? or both?

May 2, 2022
It's that time of the week again--our Baby Boomer bloggers are sharing information you can put to use...and some laughter, as well....come visit! Laurie Recently...

Can you remember back when life was normal?

April 27, 2022
If life were normal we would have taken a bunch of exotic trips in 2020 and 2021. We would've seen the fjords in Norway, enjoyed the Hebrides and Shetland, probably...

Let go, let it go, let them go…and you fly!

April 22, 2022
I know this is going to help someone. I didn't write it, but I could have. It's attributed to Anonymous right now, since I don't know its origin.  It's how I live...

How recounting the stories keeps them alive long after they...

April 19, 2022
A story about a bison in Yellowstone. And all about the remembering. Found among her personal effects When my late girlfriend's husband emailed me a photo of mementoes...

Why do you use a travel agent?

April 13, 2022
Why use a travel agent? That was the question a friend posed the other day and my answer came easily. I have better things to do than to spend hours perusing...

How easy avocado toast ideas can spice up your mornings

April 12, 2022
I am an avocado toast purist. But that doesn't mean I don't love me some good avocado toast ideas! Usually, though, I like to slice a ripe avocado, toast a good...

It’s time to stop making overworking a virtue

April 6, 2022
Back in the day, overworking was a virtue. "Bedchecks"--the 7pm grand tour execs would make to see who was still at work that late--were common in Silicon Valley...

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