recent from 56 PASSOVER: WHY IS THIS YEAR DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER YEARS?
Passover is steeped in tradition, with rituals and recipes passed down from one generation to the next. Whether it’s great-grandma’s matzo ball soup, or the prize for finding the Afikoman, there are elements of Passover and the Seder that are fixtures at our spring holiday table. Many of us grew up having...
recent from 18 CHILE AND PATAGONIA, SCRAPBOOKS OF MEMORIES
Are you an explorer-type traveler seeking an itinerary that will add a “wow” to your travel experiences? If so, now is the time to add a trip to Chile and Patagonia to your YOLO (you only live once) list. Chile is  one of the most unique destinations on the map, and the excitement of visiting this amazing...
recent from 32 FOR SECOND ACT, A SAILOR NAVIGATES TO A NEW CAREER
If there’s a body of water Jay Kiley hasn’t had an intimate relationship with, it was probably too small for a sailboat.  “I started sailing when I was nine,” says Kiley, and he spent the next 46 years doing something – anything- that kept him on the water. “My dad’s first boat was a 14-footer. I learned on...
recent from 21 THE LIEBERMANS START THEIR SECOND ACT
ACT ONE: A 40-year career in public service that includes attorney general and the Senate in the state of Connecticut, the U.S. Senate and a run for Vice President of the United States. ACT TWO: How do you follow an act one like that? Less than a year ago Joe Lieberman left the U.S. Senate behind. He loved...
recent from 34 BROWN LIQUOR: OLD FAVORITES 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 the classic cocktails like an...
recent from 17 SECRETS OF A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
How did you sleep last night? Did you fall asleep as soon as your head hit the pillow, or was it a challenge to get to sleep? And when you awoke, did you spring right up or reluctantly drag yourself out of bed? Over the course of your life, you will spend about 1/3 of it sleeping. That means if you live to...
recent from 59 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GAME CHANGER
“There is one thing I have never taught my body how to do and that is to figure out at 6 A.M. what it wants to eat at 6 P.M.” – Erma Bombeck Amen. And that’s why I’m wishing a very happy birthday to a  miraculous baby boomer, the microwave oven. Even though you were 67 last...
recent from 57 SPORTS SPOTLIGHT
by John Torsiello SPORTS STAR STARTS OVER AND WINS You could call Chris Herren’s current life and career the quintessential “act two.” A much heralded basketball player coming out of Durfee High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, where his father, grandfather, older brother and three uncles also played...
recent from 44 ELDER COOL
Forget all those self-help books that dispense advice on how to stay healthy into your 90s or how to maintain an active sex life through your 80s. Much of it is unrealistic; all of it requires a good deal of effort. My objective here is to help those of us who have reached our senior years maintain a bit of...
recent from 24 1,000 PLACES TO SEE
by Mark Damon Puckett ~ You can open up 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Workman Publishing, 2011, by Patricia Schultz and chuckle a little because you might not have the time to see the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea or wade with baby sharks in Rangiroa of the Tuamotu Islands in French Polynesia.  But...
recent from 19 LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE (LTCI)
by Chris Neubert ~ Long term care insurance (LTCI) is a contractual arrangement that pays a selected dollar amount per day for a selected period of time for skilled, intermediate, or custodial care in nursing homes and other settings (such as home health care). Because Medicare and other forms of health...
recent from 16 STYLE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT
“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” – Audrey Hepburn~ It’s true. Style never really goes out of style, as we know from the clothes we hang onto through the years, in our own closets. Deep in mine is a many-decades-old dark green velvet evening coat with silk frog buttons. It’s still the...