recent from 115 Remembering Life Before…
The great thing about our age is that we can “remember when” while also marveling at how far we’ve come.  How did we manage without some of things that today we take for granted?  Here’s a quick review of LIFE BEFORE.  Which ones do you remember?  Comments welcome! Do you remember... Read More
recent from 197 Volunteerism Websites
You might not think a mere website could inspire you to volunteer, but take a look at a site like and see if it doesn’t change your mind.  Type in “Grandparents Gone Wired” and it will take you to a screen that might surprise you, claiming “40% of seniors don’t use the Internet.” Look up... Read More
recent from 57 Pitchers and Catchers Report
After being buried in snow and frozen by below zero temperatures, wasn’t it grand for us northerners to hear those sweet words uttered each February, as Major League Baseball spring training camps open in Florida and Arizona? I still welcome with childlike wonder and joy the beginning of a new baseball... Read More
recent from 118 Stop the Winter, Please… I Want to Get Off
It’s called winter, and Mother Nature is being held responsible.  She piles it on thick, and being the mercurial gal that she is, she’s back with a vengeance and knows how to entertain in style. For twelve months, she dons her seasonal paint box, parading herself like a Grande Dame in her formal... Read More
Act Two Blogs
Donna Giachetti blogs for Act Two

For years, I've been letting my "geek flag" fly, but lately I’ve started to worry about some of my hyper-digital-multi-tasking habits. read more

Anne Ambuhl blogs about beauty and style

Spring fashion catalogs are here and one thing is clear: bare arms are everywhere. What's a girl to do? read more

John Schwab's movie reviews

Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is a genuine, soulful more

Rosy Prose from the perspective of the second half of life

I want to complain about shoes. My toes aren't pointed, so why are all these shoes?read more

recent from 22 Begin Again
Bask in the warm glow of this exuberant feel-good romance. There are so many wonderful things going for this film including a great cast of actors who can sing, and singers who can act. This movie is not a musical but it is music driven and some characters do sing because they happen to be... Read More
recent from 98 STARGAZING with Cindy Pearlman: Angie Harmon
Angie Harmon is not going for the glam. Her object is to get her man (or woman) depending on the perp of the week. On the set of TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” the Texas beauty is hiding her inner glam goddess, who is just waiting to burst out. “I try to keep my character Jane as minimal as possible. She... Read More
recent from 82 10 Commandments for Helping a Friend with Breast Cancer
OPINION – It really appears that the area I live in is in the midst of an epidemic of breast cancer.  I cannot figure out if this is true because we are fortunate to have access to some of the nation’s best doctors and thus we are reported on with more accuracy and frequency or whether we are, in... Read More
recent from 44 Happy Birthday, Pisces!
What do Justin Bieber and Albert Einstein have in common?  They’re all born under the sign of Pisces.  And they’re in good company!  Throughout history, Pisces babies have done some amazing things.  We’re talking about George Washington… Elizabeth Taylor…  Copernicus…... Read More
recent from 24 The Tech Tutor: Tablets and eReaders Explained
My favorite reading spot happens to be my recliner in the family room.  It’s that type of chair you might see in the movies: brown leather, faded, well lived-in.  I strategically positioned the chair in a certain way so that, in order to see the TV, I really need to crane my neck.   Surrounding my reading... Read More
recent from 99 Carole King: Still the Queen at 73
Happy birthday, Carole King!  One of America’s most prolific songwriters, Carole King turned 73 on February 9th.  And she’s still going strong. King has written or co-written over 400 songs that have been recorded by more than 1,000 artists.  Her first big hit, “Will You Still Love Me... Read More
recent from 18 The Spirit and Soul of Sedona
There are said to be spots on this earth where energy swirls in a magnetic field, creating a vortex of spirituality. There are four such vortices in and around Sedona, Arizona. The Hopi felt it, the early settlers honored it. Others simply yearn for it. On these rare and beautiful spots, we can stand where... Read More
recent from 48 Tired of Feeling Poor?
It’s no secret that more people in their 60s and older are sinking deeper into credit card debt these days. Why is this? I don’t think it’s because we’ve had so many emergencies (the common reason we all have credit cards, right?). I think the problem, in part, has to do with emotional well-being.   It’s... Read More