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5 Autumn Rituals to Celebrate the Changing of the Seasons (Plus, My Apple Butter Recipe)
2 years ago

5 Autumn Rituals to Celebrate the Changing of the Seasons (Plus, My Apple Butter Recipe)

I love the changing of the seasons. Don’t you? This time of year I get to pull out my flannel shirts and thick socks, which after a summer of bare shoulders and toes feels cozy and warm. Read More

Susan Sarandon Turns 70 Today, Shows that Life After 60 is Whatever You Make it
2 years ago

Susan Sarandon Turns 70 Today, Shows that Life After 60 is Whatever You Make it

Celebrities live in a fantasy world of glamour and success. So, it’s always lovely to be able to highlight a brilliant actress who has remained down to earth. One such woman is Susan Sarandon.

Today, on her 70th birthday, I’d like to share a few details about her life. Then, let’s wish her a very happy birthday together! Read More

How a Surprise Friendship Showed Me that Life After 60 Gives as Much as it Takes
2 years ago

How a Surprise Friendship Showed Me that Life After 60 Gives as Much as it Takes

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The older I get, the more clearly I see – through my new trifocals – that life really is a give and take proposition, often with equally unsatisfactory results. Read More

How Silver Surfers Can Avoid Internet Scams and Fraud
2 years ago

How Silver Surfers Can Avoid Internet Scams and Fraud

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I hope by reading my tale you will be more alert to the unscrupulous characters lurking on the internet. Also it is my desire that you will be forewarned, empowered and confident enough to listen to the warning bells I ignored. Read More

Judi Dench Doesn’t Allow These Words in Her House and Neither Do I!
2 years ago

Judi Dench Doesn’t Allow These Words in Her House and Neither Do I!

For many people, “retirement” is seen as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; it is a reward for a lifetime of hard work and an opportunity to relax and take it easy. Well, that’s the idea at least!

In reality, the concept of retirement, in a traditional sense, is both unrealistic and unhealthy. Now, before you accuse me of being out of touch with reality, let me explain. Then, I’ll tell you how this all relates to two words that Judi Dench refuses to let into her house. Read More

10 Autumn Aspirations to Help You Get More from Life After 60
2 years ago

10 Autumn Aspirations to Help You Get More from Life After 60

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So it’s Autumn, season of mists and something somethings, as the poet says. (No, he doesn’t but that’s the best I can do).

It is therefore time for this creaky post 60 writer to think about drawing up my list of new year resolutions. Read More

Were You a Daydream Believer? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Monkees
2 years ago

Were You a Daydream Believer? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Monkees

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Fifty years ago this month Monkee mania began sweeping America and then England as The Monkees, a TV show based on the success of The Beatles and the madcap antics they had displayed in their first movie A Hard Day’s Night, debuted on the NBC Network.

The new made-for-TV band consisted of Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork, each chosen to display characteristics demonstrated by John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Read More

Get Started with Oil Painting for Beginners and Reconnect with Your Creative Side
2 years ago

Get Started with Oil Painting for Beginners and Reconnect with Your Creative Side

So you want to start painting? I am delighted with your decision, because painting is one of the most rewarding pastimes available to us. Read More

What Political Issues for Seniors Should the 2016 Presidential Debates Cover?
2 years ago

What Political Issues for Seniors Should the 2016 Presidential Debates Cover?

I don’t know about you, but, I am so excited that the first Presidential Debate is just around the corner. Despite the fact that this election has been a complete mess – and that both of the major candidates are mistrusted and disliked – this year, our decision matters more than ever.  Read More

Getting Hacked Can Lead to Identity Theft and Worse! Here’s How to Protect Yourself
2 years ago

Getting Hacked Can Lead to Identity Theft and Worse! Here’s How to Protect Yourself

We all do our best to keep our computers secure. In fact, I woke up this morning to a useful link to a very handy guide on computer safety. But in my case it was like shutting the door after the horse had bolted. Read More