From the monthly archives: March 2016

Walking Peg Miles

On March 31, 2016 By

Two years ago, a friend died suddenly after a horrendously short battle with cancer. I guess we all have our own way of remembering and honoring people we’ve lost.   I remember Peg through “Peg miles”. 

I am a walker. For 25 years, I’ve walked for exercise and enjoyment. I don headphones, select […]

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The museum recently acquired The Brown Sisters, an intimate series of forty photographs that spans four decades and captures the poignancy of family relationships and bonds between siblings.

In 1975, Nicholas Nixon, a photographer known for his landscapes, took a photo of his wife Bebe and her three sisters […]

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Learn more about author Richard Leider from this Question and Answer Session:


How do you describe yourself?

I love the line by T.S. Eliot: “Old men ought to be explorers.” I’m an explorer. What does that mean? It means that I’m personally burying the old story of retirement. I’m enlarging the real possibilities of […]

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It was only twelve years ago that the Department of Defense sponsored the first 150 mile autonomous vehicle race in the California desert, with a prize of $1 million.  Fifteen vehicles, including entries from CalTech and Carnegie Mellon, started the race.

None finished.  The best performer went only 11 miles before breaking down.

The progress […]

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In the Spring, Sombrero Ranch of Northwestern Colorado, one of the largest owners of horses in the world, gather up horses who have been roaming freely in open range for over seven months, and drive them to the home ranch. This work of driving more than 600 horses nearly 60 miles is, of course, […]

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Mind Over Muscle

On March 15, 2016 By

How to identify and overcome common mental habits that keep you from reaching your goals.

Have you ever been to the gym in January? It’s a madhouse. Not a single treadmill goes unused, not a single weight unlifted. The gym floor is covered with enthusiastic, motivated newbies and those looking to rehabilitate their physiques. But […]

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Many investors are worried, but there is a silver lining to the recent declines on Wall Street.

As the market tumbled through the month of January, analysts and the financial media scrambled to explain it. The falling stock market and weak economy in China was given a lot of attention and credit for our own […]

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The many, and sometimes surprising, ways that exercise is good for you

If knowledge is power, then 78 percent of people over 50 say they are empowered with the knowledge that exercise is the key to healthy aging. Yet fewer than 30 percent of all Americans invest a minimum of 30 minutes a day in […]

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President Obama, Nov. 2, signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a two-year budget deal. The legislation raises the federal debt limit and is paid for in part by provisions eliminating two Social Security retirement benefit claiming strategies, a provision to prevent a significant increase in Medicare Part B premiums for some, and […]

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Thirty years ago, my 92 year old grandmother tried to kill herself.  They called us from her personal care residence to say she had been found unresponsive, with an empty bottle of pills by her bed. My brother and I rushed to the hospital and heard the sound of her stomach being pumped. For all […]

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