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He Just Came Out to Me, Now What?

Young people today have more complicated issues and concerns then, we who are 50+ had to grapple with. My biggest concern was wondering if...

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Giving the Gift of “No”

I do a personal assessment at the end of every year regarding things that I like and don’t like about my life and myself. I look at what...

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I Blinked and Became One of Them!

When I was much younger, I would go and visit homes of older family friends. I used to marvel at the amount of “junk” on their...

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Lawd, Have Mercy, the Kids are Divorcing

Since we do not live in the Land of Nirvana, from time to time, one of our adult children will get a divorce. In a perfect world, all...

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Are You Too Busy to Visit a Friend?

“A friend is a friend … even If they don’t know who they are …” A few years back, I ran into Kim, the daughter of Jeannie, who...

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What We Can Learn from those Aggravating Ants

In May of 2011, I was visiting my sister-in-law, Phyllis Adair-Ward, in Indianapolis and went to one of her writing classes. While we...

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If You Don’t Have One, Go Out and Get One!

Many of us have marinated in our sorrow because of the loss of a loved one, a relationship with someone or the loss of never even knowing a...

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Betrayal, Unforgiveness and You

 The saddest thing about betrayal is that is never comes from your enemies. This is a powerful statement. I think that I am a kind, loving...

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Bullying

When I was a child about 3,000 years ago, there was always the school yard bully. We knew who he was or at times, who she was and we all...

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“You… Sooo SKINNY!”

 OK…this is one of my pet peeves and I will take a moment to sound off about it. In this weight conscious exterior directed society that...

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Racism: The Conversation that is No Longer Optional

This past February was Black History Month and a lot of specials and events were held to commemorate it. As part of the 50+ generation, we...

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The Lost Art of Oral History

We all may or may not be blessed with grandchildren. I, however, am blessed with a collection of fantastic ones. Isaac, my inquisitive...

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Where Did All My Money Go?

Well, you work all these years and now are able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You have a nice budget, but somehow at the end of the...

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Getting Back Into the Dating Game

OK…you now find yourself a 50+ widow/widower with a bit of living left to do. You enjoy your time with family and friends. Your days are...

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Parenting Adult Children. Not.

Will somebody help me…please? This article could start out with “Outta Gonna Should-have”…regarding our adult children. Am I the...

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Asking for HELP

There is an age old adage that says, “Man makes plans, then God smiles”. All of us have many wonderful plans for our lives, only to...

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The Legacy of the Recipe

Several years ago, my daughter, Wendy, was up visiting during a Thanksgiving break from college. Wendy has always been “kinda”...

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A Gift for Your Family

This is not meant to be a downer, but it needs to be discussed again. Recently, I lost a couple of long term friends. One died suddenly of...

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The Benefits of Traveling with Your Grandchildren

“Pick Em’ Off … One At a Time!” Those of us who are grandparents know that you had better not make a promise to one of your...

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Finding the Right Travel Partner

Now that you are part of the Baby Boomer generation or close to it, you may have the freedom to travel and be able to leave your home at...

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