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A marketplace of ideas and thoughts

for today’s mature adult.

 

  • Sneak Peek: Burning Man’s Temple at the Renwick No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opens on Friday, March 30, and features large-scale installations–the artistic hallmark of Burning Man–at the core of the exhibition. These include a temple designed for the Renwick’s Grand Salon by David Best, well known for his large-scale temples at Burning Man’s annual gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. In a recent ...
  • “I Don’t Have Time to Unplug!” Remember this guy? He’s the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, and he’s always late and in a rush. How many of us can relate? I often hear the phrase, “I don’t have time to unplug.” What that means when we say this is that we’re surrendering to a time-based society where we are expected ...
  • The Spirit of Mentoring “What you are speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.”   – African proverb Becoming a mentor is not for everyone.  It takes an investment of time, a commitment to help others, and a gift.  This is key, so I repeat it – a gift.  Mentors inspire us by being who they are.  As they ...
  • Contemplating Inner Peace Through the course of life a yearning to discover the meaning of peace may spring to mind.  I began this quest when I was 9 years old and discovered a beautiful poem that inspired me to embrace this ideal as part of my vision. Here’s a traditional tale of a ‘Picture of Peace’, from an unknown ...
  • Senior Citizens Will Lead the Self-Driving Revolution Largest retirement community in the US gets robot taxis courtesy of startup Voyage With 125,000 residents, over 54,000 homes, 32 square miles, 750 miles of road, and three distinct downtowns, The Villages in Florida is one of the largest retirement communities in the US. It’s also been described as a raunchy, booze-filled boomtown for those who want to ...
  • Wear More Purple! (Never Act Your Age) There’s a poem out there by Jenny Joseph entitled, “When I Am Old.” And it begins like this: “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me … But maybe I ought to practice a little now?” The implication is that you’ve got to be ...
  • Looking At Lucrative Lifestages: Engaging American Grandparents The recent release of “The MetLife Report on American Grandparents,” by Peter Francese with MetLife Mature Market Institute, reveals the changing face of grandparents in the United States. It also provides a roadmap for companies with products and services for children. Increasingly, grandparents are helping young families financially navigate in this tough economic climate, paying ...
  • Opportunities to Give and Share On this occasion I would like to bring to your consideration some thoughts about the richness of giving and sharing.  Giving is a manifestation of our personal fullness.  As we give, we experience the magic in generosity.  In my various circles of friends, It is a joy to see the wonder-filled ways in which they ...
  • Purpose “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”                                                ...
  • Be a Lamp, a Lifeboat, or a Ladder “Are you still working?” I hear this question more and more, sometimes from people my age, sometimes from folks who are younger. It bothers me, because it feels as if there is more than curiosity behind the question; it feels like judgment. Society seems to have preconceived notions of what we should be doing at a ...