From the monthly archives: October 2013


I knew very few of the 500+ girls in my class, but I have “met” many of them, so to speak, through a Facebook group we started 5 years ago, for our 40th reunion. I am attending the reunion because I want to meet them anew; they are really interesting women!

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Lee Eisenberg wrote a book in 2006 about the amount of money and resources people will need to enjoy the active life they desire, especially post career, titled THE NUMBER: A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life.

Theoretically there is an amount of money each person needs to have in […]

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I was doing an interview this morning about the movie “Back to the Future II” and its predictions about 2015.

There were some hits and some misses in that 1989 movie–and you’ll undoubtedly hear more about that as 2015 approaches.  But perhaps the most glaring miss was the appearance of a phone booth as part […]

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Fall Fruit: An Apple A Day

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It Really Can Help Keep the Doctor Away

We all know the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  This is one adage with a lot of truth to it, and keeping the doctor away is something we certainly want to do.  So, here are a dozen […]

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A power of attorney (POA) is a standard part of every estate plan. In this document the client appoints an agent to take care of the principal’s finances, bills, investments, taxes and other financial matters.

It used to be that the authority of an agent acting under a power of attorney was not questioned. […]

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Bicycling is a truly amazing aerobic activity that can be performed and enjoyed by a large percentage of older adults.


The wheels provide exponential advantages over ambulatory exercise on level surfaces and down hills. However, the additional weight of the cycle renders uphill riding much more physically demanding than uphill walking or running.



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The popular ideas called sustainability are consistent with aging in place.

A home that remains useful and supportive for a long time is the very definition of sustainable. (resources not used up as they are used) Mores specifically a ‘green’ fuel efficient house also shelters residents, more significant to those with fixed incomes, from increasing fuel costs. SO, […]

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My husband and I collect stones with words on them: love, health, family, even Beshert. Until recently, one was missing. We wondered how we had thought the collection complete without it, so we added a new stone: forgive.

Forgiveness is a central theme of the Jewish High Holidays. We ask God to forgive our […]

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Planning for retirement can be very difficult.

Interest rates are at historic lows, pensions are scarce and those with pensions are concerned about their solvency, the financial stability of Social Security is in question, and people are living longer than ever before. These concerns generate a lot of questions from those planning for retirement. Here […]

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