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Every time the holidays roll around, I’m conflicted. I don’t really want to decorate, but I do it anyway, for a couple of reasons. The main reason is that my family will be coming over on Christmas Eve for dinner and presents. The second reason is best illustrated with two stories.  One year, I don’t […]
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A few years ago, I started reading romance. Before you click away, let me say that the old trope of the helpless maiden waiting to be rescued is dead. The genre has changed. Women in modern romance novels are portrayed as strong, if flawed. They have good self-made lives, they have backbone, they’re well-rounded, and they aren’t […]
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The downsizing bug has bit you. You’d like to get rid of those dishes, purses, and the bicycle you never use, but you don’t want to donate them because they’re worth some money, money you could use. So, how to cash in? Lately, more and more people are selling their stuff online. Including me. In […]
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American business could make a bundle off old people, if they understood how sophisticated we really are.
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Do you wonder, at your age, whether to speed up or slow down? What's the answer?
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What we see, we can imagine and do. Watch these three videos of older people who are thriving in their second half of life.
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What a treat to sit and read a good book in a beautiful spot. Here are some of my fantasy reading nooks.
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One simple thing I can do to help cut gun violence.
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Any Shiny Thing – Life after 50 by Lynne Morgan Spreen - 9M ago

I can’t do a blog post today. My little essays are meaningless in the face of such tragedy. I feel despair about the carnage, and about the possibility of it ever getting better. But if we didn’t learn anything from seeing twenty 6-year-olds being slaughtered, if we weren’t moved by a President’s tears, there’s no […]
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