recent from 44 Downsizing with Style and Sanity
DOWNSIZING MEANS LIVING (LESS) LARGE There comes a point in the lives of many Baby Boomers when you look around at your home and think, “Do I really need all this?”  An apartment or house with more bedrooms than you need—not to mention an attic, basement, family room, dining room—can become a... Read More
recent from 18 Baby Boomer Travel Trend: Vinotourism & Agritourism
BABY BOOMER TRAVELERS Fact #1:  Baby Boomers love to dine out.  Fact #2:  Baby Boomers love to travel.  What happens if we put those two things together?  You have the perfect formula for a new adventure in the form of agritourism and vinotourism—not to mention molecular gastronomy. Vinotourism If you... Read More
recent from 97 Water Skiing at 88? Why Not?
WATER SKIING SENIOR CITIZENS? At 88 and 86, Harry and Artis Price know how to have fun.  This married couple from Florida are an inspiration to anyone who fears they’re getting too old for certain things.  They have participated in more national water skiing championships than anyone else in the... Read More
recent from 82 Father of the Bride, Unsung Hero
DADDY’S SONG I’ve done an awful lot of chatting in this blog about the upcoming wedding of our daughter, my dress, my emotions, decorating, the shower and female-related doings. What about my husband of almost 30 years, Charlie? A STRONG AND SILENT MAN Charlie, a quietly loving and diplomatic man, is... 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

There seem to be no rules for Mother of the Bride dresses. My mother says wear beige. What's a Baby Boomer MOB to do? read more

John Schwab's movie reviews

Watching Wong Kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love" is a languid, sensuous pleasure. read more

Rosy Prose from the perspective of the second half of life

I look back at summers past and remember the dandelions, the fireflies and the fun. read more

recent from 81 Diet Soda Surprise: Boomers Beware!
DIET SODA SURPRISE A recent study suggests a link between diet sodas and larger waistlines in those over 65.  Yes, you read that correctly:  DIET soda may be expanding our waistlines! A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that increasing diet soda intake is directly... Read More
recent from 281 A New Wrinkle in Chronic Arthritis
ARTHRITIS BY THE NUMBERS According to the the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it’s time to stop thinking of chronic arthritis as a stand-alone ailment.  In reality, it’s much more complicated than that. According to the June 2015 “Morbidity and Mortality Report” by CDC, a... Read More
recent from 57 Let’s Take the Air Out of Deflategate
DEFLATEGATE FATIGUE, ANYONE? I don’t know about you, but I’m getting quite bored hearing about what has been called “Deflategate.” That’s what the wags dubbed the New England Patriots’ subterfuge in deflating footballs below what the National Football League rules allow during last year’s playoffs. Tom... Read More
recent from 56 Remembrance of Summers Past
I started writing this blog about five years ago when I suddenly realized that I was much wiser than everyone else.  I attributed this wisdom to the fact that I was in the second half of life and had therefore acquired a perspective on absolutely everything that one can have only after acquiring “a... 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 Prescription Drug & Advertising
DO YOU BENEFIT FROM PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADVERTISING? We have come a long way from Speedy’s Alka-Seltzer on our black and white TV, so far that at times glitzy prescription drug spots appear to dominate our already annoying and overly loud commercials.  From well-known actors and other public figures to... Read More
recent from 257 Elle MacPherson Interview
ELLE MACPHERSON IS NOT BORING. When it comes to getting older just say, ‘To Elle with it!’ Elle MacPherson, super-model, icon, actress and businesswoman, is calling from her Miami home.  ”Hello, gorgeous!” she chirps. To paraphrase Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver, “Is she talkin’ to me?” (If... Read More
recent from 24 65 Things To Do When You Retire – TRAVEL!
BOOK REVIEW OF 65 Things to Do When You Retire 65 Intrepid Travel Writers and Experts Reveal Fun Places and New Horizons to Explore in Your Retirement by Mark Evan Chimsky, Sellers Publishing, Inc. The world abounds with how-to books that often become relegated to a box in storage, never to really be used,... Read More