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Entertaining Like a Millionaire on a Retirement Budget
3 years ago

Entertaining Like a Millionaire on a Retirement Budget

I have long believed that taking someone into your home and giving them a meal is one of the kindest and most luxurious things you can do. The world is a noisy, busy place.

We are all involved in our own little dramas. And the act of being invited in from the cold (even when it’s hot!) is a true delight. To be treated kindly, to be fed is a luxury of the highest order. Read More

A New Word for Retirement – “Arrivement”
3 years ago

A New Word for Retirement – “Arrivement”

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How do we really know when it’s time to retire? What images do you have of the term “retirement?” To some it means enjoying life and golfing every day. For others, it means moving to a warm climate in places like Florida and Arizona. Read More

Will Sigourney Weaver’s Character, Ripley, Die in Alien 5?
3 years ago

Will Sigourney Weaver’s Character, Ripley, Die in Alien 5?

Ripley, the powerful character played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien series, has had a tough life. She has been attacked by vicious, acid-drooling aliens, trapped, killed and resurrected. She has encountered personal conflicts and fought to protect her crew. Now, there are signs that, in Alien 5 (actual title: Alien: Covenant), Ripley’s troubled story may finally be coming to an end! Read More

How to Help a Friend Who Experienced Sexual Abuse in Childhood
3 years ago

How to Help a Friend Who Experienced Sexual Abuse in Childhood

Have you ever found yourself listening to a friend’s disclosure that she was sexually abused as a child? How did you handle it? What’s the best way to receive such news?

Here are some of my ideas, based on my thirty years as a trauma therapist. During that time, I helped women who had been sexually abused in childhood. Read More

Why I’m Happy My Writing Group Critiques My Work
3 years ago

Why I’m Happy My Writing Group Critiques My Work

A lot of the good writing teachers don’t recommend participating in writing critique groups. The ones who do, often offer a list of rules about being in such a group. Read More

What the Heck “Fast 8!” We Want to See Helen Mirren Drive!
3 years ago

What the Heck “Fast 8!” We Want to See Helen Mirren Drive!

When Helen Mirren announced that she would be appearing in the upcoming film about illegal street racing, “Fast 8,” I was so excited. After all, after her amazing Top Gear performance, who wouldn’t want to see Dame Helen Mirren behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren 650S or Porsche 918 Spyder? Read More

Happy 68th Birthday Richard Branson!
3 years ago

Happy 68th Birthday Richard Branson!

When Richard Branson was born, on July 18, 1950, the first moon landing was almost exactly 19-years away. Fast-forward to 2016 and Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic, wants to democratize space travel. Ok, at $200,000 a flight, perhaps “democratize” is too strong a term. Read More

Judi Dench is Set to Play Queen Victoria… Again!
3 years ago

Judi Dench is Set to Play Queen Victoria… Again!

The last time Judi Dench played Queen Victoria, it was in Mrs. Brown, a film about Queen Victoria and her relationship with her butler, John Brown. For her performance, Dench was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress in a Leading Role. Read More

Small Meals are Special! Why I Love Cooking for One or Two People
3 years ago

Small Meals are Special! Why I Love Cooking for One or Two People

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Sometimes cooking for one or two seems like a real bother. Many of us have been cooking for four or more people our whole lives. So to cook for just ourselves sometimes is, well, not fun. Take heart, and I am talking literally about our hearts and bodies for that matter. Read More

A Boomer’s Guide to Taking the Perfect Selfie – Millennials Should Not Have All the Fun!
3 years ago

A Boomer’s Guide to Taking the Perfect Selfie – Millennials Should Not Have All the Fun!

Do you hate your selfies? I guess the answer to that question is: if you’re a millennial, you love your selfies. If you are over a certain age, yes, you hate them. It doesn’t have to be this way! Read More