My Father’s Active Retirement and Why I Plan to Follow in His Footsteps

my-fathers-active-retirement-and-why-i-plan-to-follow-in-his-footstepsMy parents had very different ways of retiring. My father stayed physically active. My mother didn’t. He stayed healthy, she got Alzheimer’s.

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Reliving Life’s Golden Era

lifes_golden_era_-_when_was_yours_4503 When I was young I lived and worked in San Francisco. I didn’t realize what a magical time it was. I do now.

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Remembering Julia Child: “Come Sit Next to Me”

lets_remember_julia_child I once spent some time with the famous chef. Here’s how one little act defined who she was at heart.

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The 13 Best Broadway Songs About Getting Older

pippin I wrote this in honor of the Tony Awards. The Tony committee put it on its website.

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The Best Place to Retire Is Where Everyone Knows Your Name

the_best_place_to_retire_86511946 A few years ago I moved to Minneapolis for a job. When I revisited Boston, where I had lived for 15 years, I knew I had to return. There’s no Florida in my future.

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Why ‘Girls’ Is a Must-See Show for Anyone Over 50

girls_on_hboI love pop culture. ‘Girls’ is one of my favorite TV shows. Each episode convinces me that I never want to be young again.

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