recent from 49 American Women & Soccer, Perfect Together
US WOMEN’S SOCCER WORLD CUP CHAMPS! The fireworks went off one day late for the United States women’s soccer team, but the feeling was just as thrilling as seeing the sky light up on the Fourth of July. The U.S. side came out of the box like gangbusters in its World Cup championship game against Japan... Read More
recent from 18 My Faroe Islands Adventure
I DECIDED TO VISIT THE FAROE ISLANDS. My favorite vacation was a few years ago to Iceland where I motorcycled across an otherworldly landscape of boiling spring water and volcanic rock.  I blasted around on a glacier on a snowmobile and rode little Icelandic horses. But I hadn’t had a real adventure since... Read More
recent from 19 Managing Your Retirement Income
PLANNING YOUR RETIREMENT CASH FLOW— Detailed budgeting, frequent monitoring of income and expenses and prompt action to address potential cash flow problems are essential elements of financial planning for retirees.  Despite careful planning and reasonable assumptions about investment returns, inflation,... Read More
recent from 81 The American Healthcare System
AMERICAN HEALTHCARE: ARE WE LIVING LONGER? To use the vernacular in a droll way, discussions on America’s healthcare have “gone viral.” Let’s add to that. The primary object of “healthcare” is, and always has been, to keep us alive and in good physical and mental shape longer.  Objectively everything else... Read More
Act Two Blogs
Donna Giachetti blogs for Act Two

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

Anne Ambuhl blogs about beauty and style

Our daughter is having her bridal shower at home, and I have become Muriel Blandings. read more

John Schwab's movie reviews

Two new films are intriguing studies into the new challenges facing us as we feel time slipping away. read more

Rosy Prose from the perspective of the second half of life

By the time she hit 70 or so, my mother just told it like it was. She became a crusty old broad! read more

recent from 110 We Still Love Muscle Cars
OUR ROMANCE WITH MUSCLE CARS— Okay, I admit it.  Rather than a muscle car, I drove a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle when I was in college and through the first several years of my working career.  But I did have buddies who were fully wrapped up in the “muscle car” craze that swept America in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Read More
recent from 82 STARGAZING: Diane Keaton
DIANE KEATON’S CLOCK IS TICKING…   Diane Keaton should meet everyone who is turning 50.  Suddenly, that birthday would be Absolutely No Big Deal. I did have a moment where I confessed the number on my driver’s license. The 69-year-old icon gasps.  ”I’m a lot older than you!” she says with a... Read More
recent from 35 All You Need to Know about Hybrid and Electric Cars
WHAT ARE HYBRID AND ELECTRIC CARS? If you’re confused about the difference between hybrid cars, electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids, you’re not alone.  Take a quick tour of the world of BEVs, PHEVs and EREVs with this fantastic infographic (Leave the Gas at the Station) that explains how... Read More
recent from 217 While We’re Young and Clouds of Sils Maria Reviews
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA & WHILE WE’RE YOUNG— As we Baby Boomers grow older, so do the filmmakers and actors from our generation, who are becoming pre-occupied with making films that reflect on the state of our lives as we grapple with our changing bodies and the world around us. Two films of note... Read More
recent from 117 Grandpa? Pappy? What’s In a Name?
LET THE NAME GAMES BEGIN— I finally have a reason to celebrate.  No, I didn’t win Powerball and I didn’t get a promotion to Senior Vice President or even Chief Cook and Bottle Washer.  I became a grandfather. Becoming a grandfather for the first time was a wonderful thing, at least until the... Read More
recent from 234 This Week’s Baby Boomer Humor
ACT TWO INVITES YOU— We’re inviting you to chuckle along with our growing collection of baby boomer humor.  Whether you like visual gags, sarcastic quips or just-plain-silly nonsense, there’s something here for you.  We’ll be adding new content every week, so visit often!  If you see a... Read More
recent from 84 Age Better with Positive Thinking
A POSITIVE OUTLOOK MAKES AGING BETTER— What makes aging a positive experience? Is it optimism and a joyful attitude? Is it having enough money and good health? Is it staying active and accepting what life offers—the trials and triumphs, the pleasure and pain? Joan Blumenfeld, MS, LPC, a former... Read More
recent from 79 Vegetable Skin – Easy Way To Preserve Antioxidants In Vegetables
For the Baby Boomer cook who has been telling her guests that the reason she leaves the skin on her cucumbers, in the apples in her pies and in her eggplant rollatini, is because most of the vitamins and nutrients are in the skin, we have some good news.  Just quit saying “most.” We know the real reason you... Read More