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There’s an area not too many miles from where I live with a path that winds around some ballfields and a small manmade lake. The path is paved and goes through some trees so it is a nice respite from the nearby busy street and noise of modern life. The path is named for someone and, along the...

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So many times when we talk about aging, we focus on the challenges, the inconveniences, the frustrations one can feel when the spirit is willing but the body may be growing weak. But what about the joys, the renewed insights and wisdom, the freedom that comes as we transition into the person we...

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I confess, I am beginning to hate technology.

I would like to say I embrace it, I praise it, I lift it to the sky with choirs of angels.

But some days I can’t. Because it’s only good when it works. 

That’s a pretty callous attitude, but really, would good is internet if it...

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So much to do, so many things to worry about, so many people want your attention all day, so many obligations that the calendar can’t hold them all. That’s a terrible problem. Only one thing is worse:

Having nothing to do, or being so bored with what is in front of you that you could...

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We made it. We’re older. More mature. More experienced. We’re 50 and better and we’ve earned the right to not have to waste our time with certain things, right?

Right!

Here’s my take on what we should not have to do anymore:

Show our ID every time we do anything. Hey, we’ve been here,...

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A woman I interviewed once said she had a credo: “live and learn, die and forget it all.” One thing seems to be for sure, we tend to learn the hard way, and by the time we leave this form of life, we are mighty intelligent…if we can remember all the things we’ve learned...

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It’s everywhere. You stop at a drive-through window and can’t quite hear what is being said, and then the body-less voice curtly informs you she’s already given you your total.

You enter a business 20 minutes after it’s opened only to be told in a brusque tone,...

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A volatile situation is about to erupt…in the office, the parking lot, a dining room or anywhere emotions are high. Who is more likely to turn down the volume and find a peaceful compromise: the young savvy techie, or the gray-haired retired businessman?

“It turns out that managing...

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Boris Pasternak wrote his first novel, Dr. Zhivago, when he was 55.

Madeleine Albright became U.S. Secretary of State when she was 60.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Guggenheim Museum at the age of 80.

What did they all have in common?

Age. With all its wisdom, life experiences, and broader...

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Do you ever feel invisible? Like no one is hearing anything you say, or even noticing you’re there?

I confess I do at times, especially since as a boomer I’m older than so many of the people I come into contact with every day.

I see the part-time salesperson in the clothing store for hopelessly...

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