Retirement and Community

“Retirement What?” by Carolyn E. Rendu

“Retirement What?” by Carolyn E. Rendu

I am happy to introduce you to Carolyn Rendu.  I met her and her husband on my 70’s Road Trip to Oregon.  We were all staying at the Sylvia Beach Hotel (www.sylviabeachhotel.com) on the Oregon Coast and began talking around the dinner table after playing an exciting game of “Truth and Lie”  Her interests and […]

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“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

When one of the participants in our 3rd Act workshop had to leave to take a call from the White House, we knew we were with a very special group of people! Recently, we held a workshop for over 50 employees of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, to help them plan their 3rd […]

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“Living in a Small Town” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Living in a Small Town” by Patricia Cavanaugh

Those of you who have been following my 3rd Act relocation saga know that I have moved to a small town (population 7500!) in Northern California a little over an hour from Oakland and San Francisco. What a change I am experiencing!  My new home has an astounding walk score with one of the highlights […]

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“Volunteering for a Presidential Campaign” by Bev Scott

“Volunteering for a Presidential Campaign” by Bev Scott

I just returned from Ohio where I worked on the Presidential campaign. Readers of this blog may remember that last summer I wrote about my consideration of volunteering for a Presidential campaign. I explained my concerns about the divisiveness in our country, the influence of big money, the vicious, racist, sexist, homophobic accusations and the […]

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“Six Ways to Support Democracy Through Political Involvement” by Bev Scott

“Six Ways to Support Democracy Through Political Involvement” by Bev Scott

I have always been interested in the political process.  I think it started one summer when I was in the fourth grade.  My mother was ironing and getting my clothes ready for me to head off to camp for a couple of weeks.  She was listening to the radio (we didn’t have television yet) reporting […]

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“Five Days at Sea Ranch and the Impact on My Brain” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Five Days at Sea Ranch and the Impact on My Brain” by Patricia Cavanaugh

Recently I spent five days at Sea Ranch with my writing group.  We have been writing together on a regular basis for twenty years and decided recently to review and compile our work and to do it during at our yearly retreat.  We reviewed our writing, we laughed and talked, drank good wine and wondered […]

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“Conscious Grandmothering:Making the Most of Being a Grandmother” by Yeshi Neumann

“Conscious Grandmothering:Making the Most of Being a Grandmother” by Yeshi Neumann

We welcome guest blogger, Yeshi Neumann: Shortly after my granddaughter Luna was born into my own hands, I decided to add another dimension to my life’s calling as a midwife. I began to work with grandmothers.  I was inspired by a historic gathering of 13 indigenous grandmothers from five continents who came together to form […]

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“Shift and Shout: The First Scene of Our Third Act” by Dewey & Susan Watson

“Shift and Shout: The First Scene of Our Third Act” by Dewey & Susan Watson

We welcome guest bloggers, Dewey and Susan Watson: “We are among the first Boomers, born at the very beginning of that post-war explosion of fecundity. We have been on the cusp of cultural change all our lives, continually influenced by the last generation while experiencing our own. This next phase of our lives is no […]

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“Grandmothering Here and Now” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Grandmothering Here and Now” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I have a new grandson who will be a year old in a few weeks.   During the last year I have happily been to visit him almost monthly.  I also have granddaughters, who because they live in France, I sadly I see them less frequently. Since the birth of my first grandchild over 10 years […]

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“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

Barbara, you are well over traditional retirement age, yet you are healthy and vital, why did you decide to retire at this time? I can afford to retire now…I would have retired sooner if it had been financially feasible.  I felt done with my job both emotionally and energetically.  Parts of it were tedious although […]

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