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A Baby Boomer’s Note to Younger Self

It’s Saturday night, clock ticking towards midnight, and I’m watching a 2006 movie, The Devil Wears Prada. I bet I am one of a handful of people on earth who has never seen its first run, or its second, or its continuous reruns on cable, Netflix, or any other streaming service. The Devil Wears Prada … Continue reading

The End of An Era

When you are a mere 20 something, the thought of retirement feels as real as the plausibility of humans rocketing to the moon. You know somewhere in the recesses of your mind that space travel may be a remote possibility in your lifetime but the actual “happening” feels as implausible as……., I guess, taking a … Continue reading

Pickleball Camp, Here We Come!

For those of you who follow my Facebook page, you know by now that I, and a few of my Pickleball friends, attended Pickleball Camp, in New Durham, New Hampshire. The five hour drive, sleeping in a kids’, low frills, one room cabin, and the very idea of unfettered “bugs” did not deter us. In … Continue reading

Secrets to an Active Boomer Lifestyle

Let me start out by saying, I come from a line of non traditional grandmothers. My grandmother, who was 89 when she passed away, was a fiercely independent woman who worked most of her adult life. During the depression and beyond she raised three children, one of whom was my mother, and was responsible for … 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

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