When you have children, there is a good chance that as a parent, you might be interested in their education. I grew up in a family that was first generation immigrants. My grandparents were new to this country and while they were from somewhat humble backgrounds in Europe, they were not without some experiences and worldly aspirations. They came here to do it better, "it" being living. They were motivated by politics and opportunity.
My parents had their own achievements. At the time…Continue
Every day she walked outside. She had to. First she had to walk to the end of the long drive to get the mail. Then sometimes she had to come out and walk the dogs. They liked the warmth of her home well enough, but every dog needs to let out once in a while. So she would put their simple leashes on and head out to walk them around her property.
Just before school started each year, she would think about the child that lived across the street. Her children were long gone, away…Continue
Image by Ngaio New Zealand 2010
Sometimes we look at a life
We see it, engage it, thrive
We hardly recognize it is
It cannot be complete
Still being shaped
Bending out from within
While others may think they see
Some realize they do not
Things which were once…Continue
Half Moon Signal
The Underground Railrood proves that for over 150 years people of different races worked together for a common goal, to assist those seeking freedom. Much has been written about this and especially how escaping slaves would come to recognize a "station" on…Continue
Another dialect I don’t speak – Surgeonese.
I went in for my 4-month checkup after mastectomy.
I never wear the paper costume. It wastes trees. I wear a front button blouse when I have medical appointments.
I’ve been to this office about a dozen times now. Still when I arrive, the assistant or the surgeon instructs me to…Continue
So what motivates you to write? Is it a word, a scene, a dialogue you’ve overheard, or a brilliant idea that just sweeps into your head out of the blue? Of course writers need to be motivated in order to have the desire to write. So let’s make a song of it.
Instead of Do the Locomotion, let’s Do the Motivation.
The Center for Productive Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, is organizing three more meetings this fall in the “…Continue
Added by Crystal T on July 12, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments
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
By: William K Zinke
Founder & President of the Center for Productive Longevity
All readers may be familiar with ESP–extrasensory perception. I propose that we focus on EESP–experience, expertise, seasoned judgment and proven performance. This is what Baby Boomers can provide versus their younger counterparts. I like the old saying: “Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”
Quoting from the Kauffman Index of…Continue
Added by Crystal T on May 7, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments
by Robert Peterson
She was six years old when I first met her on the beach near where I live. I drive to this beach, a distance of three or four miles, whenever the world begins to close in on me. She was building a sand castle or something and looked up, her eyes as blue as the sea.
“Hello,” she said.
I answered with a nod, not really in the mood to bother with a small child.
Added by Frank Moffatt on January 9, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments
The seniors are taking milk bags and doing good for children of Haiti.
There are nine women who meet…
Added by Kathy Dowsett on December 10, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments
This is the eighth step of nine, on the path to happiness.
Step # 8 Keep An Open Mind And Expand Your Perspective
Is the world cruel or kind, painful or joyous, hostile or friendly, brutal or gentle, misery or bountiful?
The Truth is that it’s all of those things.
The world we live in…
Added by Frank Moffatt on December 5, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments
What I've been learning...lately.
It's been awhile since I've posted. It's not laziness, lack of desire or being short of something to say. I think I've had my head stuck in the computer for the last few months. Why? Let me tell you...I've been pretty busy with other things.
I've learned, actually sometime ago, that writing a novel is the easy part. You get an idea [better still, a lot of ideas] and sit down and write...write and write some more. Later on the editing…Continue
Added by Mary E. Martin on November 3, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments
Last week, I declared today Fuck Wall Street Day in my household. However, I’ve decided to “downsize” my anger and aim at just one corporation that has earned my wrath and lost my business: Starbucks.
The reason: they fired my son-in-law.
Now a lot of people get fired every…Continue
It’s 6:20 P.M. Friday night and my baked potato is bouncing up and down on my table. I know for a fact that it's Friday because Sam down the hall plays his death metal music at an ear splitting volume for 1.5 hours every week. He will eventually wander off to his local punk club and then "Mr. Reggae" will crank up his tunes on the other side of the hall.
Nothing bothers me anymore except when the neighbour on the left starts some sort of band practice with amplifiers at 11…Continue
Please play while reading
She sat there quietly at the memorial and remembered their past. Thirty years had gone by too fast and now he was suddenly gone. What would she do without him?
While she wept softly, a crane walked slowly…Continue
Heh, wasn’t Andrew McCarthy also in that 80’s movie called“Mannequin” with Kim Cattrall?
Could any of this happen in real life?
Last fall while driving down Erie Blvd in Syracuse, New York I saw these two and thought that the man had made some sort of scarecrow for his garden.…Continue
Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 16, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments