Category Archives: Baby Boomers

A few flowery days

I’ve been searching out flowers. Thinking about luck and aging and history… My father was a florist in Waterbury, Connecticut, where I grew up in the 1950s. Most early mornings he headed to the wholesale market. Schmoozing while selecting fresh … Continue reading

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The next chapter…’Say yes to opportunities’

Who knew that people 82 to 85 score higher on happiness scales than millennials? I’m not there yet, but I am happy. My super adorable grandson Foss was born on Jan. 21 in Minneapolis. I’m in good health, as is … Continue reading

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“Make new friends and keep the old…

One is silver and the other’s gold.” Little did I know at age 6 that belting out rounds of “Make New Friends…,”while on the school bus to girl scout camp, would foretell how essential dear friends would be 60 years … Continue reading

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A student of U.S. History tries to understand

  Try walking in another person’s shoes, I always told my students. Two days before the most outlandish presidential election in my lifetime, I’m trying to understand how any decent human being could vote for Donald Trump. I’ve been reading. The … Continue reading

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Stronger Together: In honor of my friend Olivia

We come from the era before selfies. Me and my dear friend Olivia, who turns 70 in a few weeks (I beat her by a few months). From promoting kids’ books and reading to little ones, to supporting our now … Continue reading

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Getting older, and older…

I hope to live to a ripe old age. Watching the end in sight for a 91-year-old family member isn’t easy, but it’s instructive. Yes, she’s got all her paperwork in order. She can pay for an assisted living space, … Continue reading

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I’m curious about a lot of stuff…

Does my desk show that I’m curious, or sentimental, or a habitual collector, or is this photo too dark to see any of my tchotchkes (trinkets)? There’s a small ceramic head that my son made in 1st grade. There’s a cheery … Continue reading

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