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The Conundrum of Change

I know I’m blessed. I actually repeat this mantra at least once a day especially now when it’s hard to make sense of the nonsensical. Since the last election, I can’t believe how many times I’ve actually engaged in heated discussions with people from both sides of the aisle. What’s absolutely amazing about this is … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

In approximately 24 hours, those of us, in the northern part of the country, brave enough to venture out in below freezing temperatures, will party hardy as we welcome in the New Year while others of us will remain nestled in the comfort of our homes with friends and/or family as 2018 makes its way … Continue reading

Viva Las Vegas: Happy Anniversary

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to Las Vegas to celebrate a momentous occasion, our 44th anniversary. Now let me preface this by saying, that being married to the same person for 44 years for most of us seems like an oxymoron. In Vegas, whenever we were asked, what occasion were we … Continue reading

A Bygone Era: 1968

Every October, my alma mater, Philips Beth Israel School of Nursing has its annual luncheon. The school of nursing has undergone several metamorphoses since I crossed the threshold into what would become an extraordinary ride. This October was no different as several of my classmates and I decided to attend. Graduates from 1954 through 2017 … Continue reading

To my fellow Baby Boomers: For those of you who are new to my blog, my name is Laura Beltran and like most of you, I am a baby boomer. For the past couple of years, following a successful career in health care, I’ve been fortunate to realize my lifelong passion as a freelance writer … Continue reading

My Baby is Having a Baby!

Finding myself in my daughter’s labor and delivery room was somewhat surreal. I can’t begin to describe the indescribable love and closeness I feel for my daughter so the very idea of witnessing her in abject pain was something I didn’t know if I was really prepared for.   Because my daughter’s pregnancy was considered … Continue reading

Now, Where Are My Sneakers??!!

Becoming a quasi athlete in your 60’s can be viewed as admirable, enviable or just plain nuts! Sometimes I shake my head in disbelief wondering, “who is this person setting the alarm so that she can be on the pickleball court by 8 am?” Lacing up my sneakers as I grab my pickleball gear, I … Continue reading

Scotland, Here I Come!

This post is a reprint from New York Golfing Magazine, Long Island/Metro, NY Summer 2017 Edition   Four years ago, my friend Bill retired after a long and illustrious career. Although Bill was the first retiree of our group, the rest of us, all knocking on the door of retirement, pledged to make plans for … Continue reading

A Sense of Community, Whatever that Means….

Social media is a purveyor of all things, from the simplest of thoughts, ideas and pearls of wisdom to the most complex multi-dimensional concepts and musings. Emotions including feelings of loss, happiness, confusion, jokes both funny and not so funny. fashion, recipes, and surveys garner likes, comments, disapprovals or whatever else a respondent is feeling … Continue reading