“Retiring: Act 3, Scene 2” by Bev Scott

“Retiring: Act 3, Scene 2” by Bev Scott

I am excited about an upcoming road trip to visit the rural homesteads of my grandparents in the late 19th Century.  I plan to visit museums, comb through resources in the local libraries and take detailed notes of the old surviving buildings and the surrounding countryside.  I want to immerse myself in their lives, imagine […]

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“When to Retire? Now or Never” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“When to Retire? Now or Never” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I went to France to visit family during the month of August.  It was a wonderful time full of adventures with my granddaughters, late night chats with my daughter and fun household projects.  I feel very at home in France.  I speak a little French, which helps me feel a part of the little village […]

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“Retirement, Work and My New Office” by Bev Scott

“Retirement, Work and My New Office” by Bev Scott

“I thought you were retired and not working any more.  Why did you go back to having an office?” asked one of my friends.  I recently moved my office from a comfy but large home office to a small office sub-let from a financial planning firm.  It was not an easy decision to move my […]

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“I Am One of the Children of the ‘Greatest Generation'” by Patricia Weaver

“I Am One of the Children of the ‘Greatest Generation'” by Patricia Weaver

We welcome our guest blogger, Patricia Weaver: When 9/11 happened ten years ago, I experienced very frightening flashbacks. I recognized the fear as the same fear I felt as a six year old during WWII, living in a prime enemy target area of Southern California.  We even wore dog tags to school so our parents […]

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“6 + 1 Indicators for Healthy Aging” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“6 + 1 Indicators for Healthy Aging” by Patricia Cavanaugh

In “Aging Well” George Vaillant reviewed the Harvard Longevity study, the longest study done to date on adult human development which has given us very clear age 50 predictors that lead to a joy- filled 3rd act.  If you are not yet 50, you still have time to work on these values.  If you are older than […]

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“Making A Difference” by Meredith Stout

“Making A Difference” by Meredith Stout

We welcome our guest blogger, Meredith Stout: Fourteen years ago, in my early sixties, and without much direction, I was dabbling in art and doing some free-lance photography. At the same time, I was increasingly dismayed by the social injustices around me and wanted to use my love of photography to somehow make a difference […]

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“Grandma’s Upstairs not in the Basement” by Bev Scott

“Grandma’s Upstairs not in the Basement” by Bev Scott

In our house, Grandma is upstairs not in the basement, as suggested in a recent piece “Grandma’s in the Basement (and Junior’s in the Attic) by Hanna Rosin, senior editor of the Atlantic.  I live with my partner on the second floor or our 2-flat San Francisco, Victorian.  My daughter and her family live on […]

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“Aging Well” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Aging Well” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I have been curled up reading a review of classic Harvard longevity study called “Aging Well” by George E. Vaillant.  You may remember in an earlier blog I briefly discussed Erik Erikson’s developmental stages for adults.  I coined the term “Generatarian” based on Erikson’s later life task and tension between generate and stagnate. (Link to […]

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“Fifty Plus; Minus Kids” by Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.

“Fifty Plus; Minus Kids” by Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.

We welcome our guest blogger , Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.: Did you know that almost ONE out of FIVE baby boomers have no children?  I don’t mean no children living at home; I mean no offspring of any age.  That number is nearly twice the rate of childlessness in previous generations.  The reasons for t […]

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“Do We Talk About It?” by Bev Scott

“Do We Talk About It?” by Bev Scott

We took our grandsons to a Memorial Day Service to honor those who have fought to defend freedom and democracy for this country where a Navy man who entered the service at 17 to fight in WWII was honored.  I was touched by his vulnerability as he acknowledged that although he had not been physically […]

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