recent from 117 Happy Birthday, Gemini!
HEY GEMINI, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU! The sign of the twins is shared by notables across continents and centuries.  Famous Geminis?  How about Marilyn Monroe?  Or Frank Lloyd Wright…  Che Guevara…  Rachel Carson…   Lou Gehrig…  Walt Whitman…  Queen Victoria… This month we salute those who are celebrating their...
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recent from 213 Planning to Retire?
  LIVING THE RETIREMENT DREAM Florence Lince looks positively ebullient on Skype, talking from the (temporary) home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she and her husband Mike have (temporarily) retired.  “We’ve always been travelers, both of us,” says Florence, focusing her bright smile at the camera on her computer screen....
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recent from 222 Tag Sale Tips
GOING, GOING, GONE Ever notice that tag sales tend to be run by folks in their 50s, 60s and beyond?  There’s a reason for this:  we are the ones with the most “stuff.”  Holding a tag sale is a tried-and-true method of getting rid of things you haven’t used...
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recent from 109 Women in Tennis
  SAY WHAT?!? When I recently heard the words coming out of the mouth of Raymond Moore, CEO and Tournament Director of Indian Wells in Arizona, home of the prestigious BNP Paribas Open tennis event, I said, “Uh, oh.  Are you kidding?” Moore, a veteran tennis guy, said, and...
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Donna Giachetti blogs for Act Two

Lately I’ve started to worry about some of my hyper-digital-multi-tasking habits. read more

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Give my husband a project and some duct tape... and he's off! read more

John Schwab's movie reviews

This honest film exposes some of the decisions people must make when they know the end is near. read more

Rosy Prose from the perspective of the second half of life

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recent from 19 Baby Boomers and the Digital Era
Did you know that adults 50+ are the fastest growing demographic on the internet?  Or that adults 65+ make up over 50% of all internet users?  This infographic from Koeppel Direct examines how older generations have adopted the social media, mobile phones, email, and the web.  Double-click on the visual...
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recent from 34 Brown Liquor – The Classics are Back in the Spotlight
In the liquor industry we commonly refer to the major categories of rye, bourbon, and scotch as “brown” liquors for the obvious reason of their color. Throughout the 19th and earlier parts of the 20th centuries, these were the alcohols to enjoy either “straight up” or in one of...
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recent from 57 The Thrill Seeker Within
  JUST FOR THE THRILL OF IT! She found her thrill in Blueberry Land.  Once or twice a year, thrill seeker Tamela Rich, 52, leaves her husband.  She packs a couple changes of clothes, dresses in helmet and protective gear and sets off on her motorcycle.   Her sons are...
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recent from 24 Knee and Shoulder Handbook Review
KNEE AND SHOULDER INJURIES EXPLAINED Confused by all the knee injury acronyms like MCL, LCL or PCL? Don’t know the difference between a frozen shoulder, a SLAP tear or impingement syndrome?   We love our bodies and we’re the ones who live with them for a lifetime, but sometimes...
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recent from 118 Travel to Africa – An Amazing Journey
By Gayle Howard— “I believe there is no sickness of the heart too great that cannot be cured by a dose of Africa.  Families must go there to learn why they belong together on this earth; adolescents to discover humility; lovers to plumb old but untried wells of passion; honeymooners...
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recent from 44 Confessions of a Non-Gardener
  I DON’T HAVE A GREEN THUMB. Moreover, my plants know it: they lie down and die right in front of my eyes.  I once had a potted palm that thrived on humidity.  I placed it in the bathroom and gave it plenty of light.  When I showered, it...
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recent from 79 The Benefits of Volunteering
SECOND ACT CAREERS AFTER 50 DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE PAYING ONES. Creative volunteerism is a wonderful way to not only be connected to your community but also to stay actively involved in the well-being of others.  As Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we...
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recent from 197 Email Phishing Is So Very Fishy
  SOMETHING’S FISHY A week doesn’t go by now that I don’t receive a fishy e-mail.  An e-mail that appears to be from my e-mail service or bank that carries an anxiety-inducing message.  At tax time, I even got an e-mail that looked like it came from the IRS,...
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