The anomaly is that people in America are living 30 years longer than people in the 20th century but only working two years longer. In 2000, the average retirement age was 62, and the average retirement age in 2010 was 64. Many of the recent retirements were involuntary: the massive lay-offs between 2008-2012 because of the Great Recession, corporate mergers and consolidations,…Continue
About ten years ago I web-met (is that a verb?) A young children’s writer and artist, Valerie Melville. We were both nominees for awards in EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) http://www.epicorg.com
Valerie has social skills that I lack. It would never have occurred to me to write her. She was obviously friends with many other EPIC members and she was obviously young. In my experience young writers who have fans don’t socialize with…Continue
My daughter has always attended Special Education classes. As many know, she is challenged with a low IQ, Asperger's Syndrome and OCD, to name a few problems. She is high functioning in some ways though, due in large measure to the fact that I was not going to have a spoiled brat for a child, no matter what her limitations were.…Continue
Sometimes things happen for a reason and they are meant to be.
Sometimes you get angry with outside inference as all you want to do is write and read others.…Continue
What happened to 74-year-old Novato, California resident Dale Smith? His wife Evelyn age 55 never mentioned he had left to anyone until two weeks ago. She had told a questioning neighbour Phil Olbranz that her honey was missing and then started talking about her spouse in the past tense. So the concerned good neighbour did what anyone else would do and called the police. Cadaver dogs were brought to the home and found poor Dale’s body buried in the backyard.
Added by Linda Seccaspina on May 16, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments
As a child I had to constantly live in an imaginary world and one of the happiest times I enjoyed was with Rocky and Bullwinkle. The creator Jay Ward was beyond clever and sometimes I think he is greatly responsible for my strange sense of humour.
The first time I watched Crusader Rabbit I was hooked and it was all…Continue
Last week on my Open salon blog I wrote how Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew changed my life and I will put the links on the bottom if you are interested in reading them.
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As a child I had to constantly live in an imaginary world and one of the happiest times I enjoyed was with Rocky and Bullwinkle. The creator Jay Ward…Continue
Added by Linda Seccaspina on April 13, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments
Reflections on life based upon the book “God Never Blinks” 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours by Regina Brett
Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously. No One Else Does.
In this story Regina reflects back upon her need to be perfect. She uses many different examples to express how she often missed the big picture and all the positives in life by people pleasing, beating herself up for tiny little errors andor focusing on something that ultimately ended up being…
Added by Frank Moffatt on December 12, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments
May the following story lift your spirits for all of man kind!
When I was quite young, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember well the polished old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it. Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived…Continue