Mary Lou Harris is a proponent of active living, community volunteerism and inquisitive travel. After a post age 60 retirement from a career in public service, she expanded those interests to include ultra-trail running, hiking and extended-stay travel. She can be contacted through her website https://stillarunner.com or on Twitter at @stillarunner.

Latest Posts By Mary Lou Harris

3 weeks ago

Recycling Regrets – Was It All an Advertising Program?

How gullible can this consumer be? I’ve been hearing and seeing bits and pieces of reports recently that recycling of plastics really has not been, nor was intended to be, fully implemented. And further, that the industry knew it would be infeasible…

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2 months ago

Are you Growing Older or Growing Bolder?

There are a number of resources that I go to when I need an attitude reset or to experience another point of view. I look to podcasts and articles, Sixty and Me being one of my favorite go-to locations on the web…

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3 months ago

Are We Outliers or the Future Norm?

Like many others, my viewing of the Winter Olympics was scant. I did catch some of the beauty and athleticism of the pairs figure skating. I also tuned in to the last day for the women’s downhill skiing. It was exhilarating to watch the skill and speed…

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3 months ago

Recycling, Reusing, Expanding – Beyond Paper, Plastic and Glass

Recycling and reuse have been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember, but particularly since the 1990s when the recycling of some combination of paper, plastic…

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3 months ago

Need a New Identity? Reinvent Your Self!

There are moments in life when it is clear we are no longer the person we once were. Some of those moments are preceded by a gradual reckoning and arrive fairly painlessly; others are life-wrenching…

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4 months ago

Have Fun Moving through the Winter

We’re into our second full month of winter. I don’t need a calendar to tell me this. When I have misplaced one half of each of my two favorite pairs of gloves, we have passed the half-way point of winter. Thus far, my favorite hats are still accounted…

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5 months ago

We’ve Known Success, Now Let’s Test Our Weaknesses

After a lifetime of multiple careers, many of us worked with a high level of skill. Competence was necessary. Now, in retirement, how about indulging ourselves in hobbies, projects, or activities where we are less than competent?

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5 months ago

Paying Homage to the First Known Writer, Enheduanna of Akkad

Once again, I ended the year by putting thoughts on paper, considering that the many books and articles I have read provided excellent storytelling, gave helpful information on health and wellness, or simply supplied poetic verses that pleased my soul…

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6 months ago

7 Longevity Areas Next Generations Will Need to Consider

You may have seen the recently released report from the Stanford Center on Longevity titled the New Map of Life. It is written not only with longevity of us, the baby boomers, but more futuristically recommends a policy path that will benefit…

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7 months ago

Where Have the Wheaties Gone?

There are products that have been with us since childhood. You know just where to find them on the shelf, in the grocery store, in the pharmacy or wherever you and your family shop. Or, do you? In grocery shopping over the past months, I would casually…

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