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“What Is Your Legacy?” by Bev Scott

“What Is Your Legacy?” by Bev Scott

I found myself in conversation with a friend discussing the second edition of a professional book released last year.  I commented that updating the book had not been a part of my plan for my third act, but it was a professional legacy. That conversation started me thinking more about my legacy and how I […]

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“Denial and the Big ‘D'” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Denial and the Big ‘D'” by Patricia Cavanaugh

Lately I have been just living my life moment to moment…not in the Zen sense or the “Be Here Now” kind of way that Ram Dass wrote about many years ago.  For me, at this time of life, it seems a bit more like floating down my own river in an inner tube.  I know […]

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“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“I don’t tell anyone my age,” my new retired, vibrant and active friend responded.  We were sharing the details of our lives.  After I had revealed my age along with other personal details, I asked her how old she was.  I flashed on the memory of one of my aunts who didn’t tell anyone, even […]

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“Beginnings and Endings Coupled with a Paradox or Two” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Beginnings and Endings Coupled with a Paradox or Two” by Patricia Cavanaugh

As spring approaches, I notice my heart feels some excitement about the newness in my life.  New shoots of possibilities in both my personal and professional worlds are peaking up between the cement cracks of what was supposed to be my planned and settled future. I had carefully plotted out the next 10 years.  I […]

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“Seven Thoughts of Gratitude on Turning 70” by Bev Scott

“Seven Thoughts of Gratitude on Turning 70” by Bev Scott

I just celebrated a major milestone birthday…70!  Since my birthday comes at the end of the year, I have the added impetus to reflect on the past and prepare for the future with the beginning of a new year.  I find myself very appreciative and filled with gratitude as I think about my seven decades.  […]

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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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