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The Age of Diversity

February 26, 2015

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At some point in the recent past, the concept of diversity was invented. Having been invented, diversity could then attach itself to a lot of things that used to be considered problems. Now, we would know that these weren’t problems, but could, in effect, be included within the range of what was considered normal. This […]

Enough is Enough: Why I Had to Retire, a Guest Post by Terri Webster Schrandt

February 21, 2015

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Terri Webster Schrandt worked in the public parks and recreation field for 35 years. She was a recreation and leisure practitioner for a large city in Northern California. She retired in late December 2014.  She continues to teach as a part-time lecturer in the Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration department of a large Northern California university. Her  second […]

Old is the New Black

February 18, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane would love to take credit for having thought up that clever title, but it came from elsewhere. The words are true. We are becoming old. Our country is becoming old. The world is becoming old. If you are on Facebook regularly, you may have believed that the world is filled […]

Guerrilla Aging: Lounging At the Bottom of the Learning Curve, a guest post by Paula J Wray

February 6, 2015

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Paula is the author of PaulaJWray.  In her own words, “I am a writer. Mostly humor. Sometimes I vent and sometimes I wax spiritual, philosophical, or poetic. I even try my pen at flash fiction and creative non-fiction. I live in the Rocky Mountains with my husband and a balding black cat. When I’m not […]

Guerrilla Aging: Joint Mice and Other Midlife Maladies, A Guest Post by Boomer Haiku

January 30, 2015

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Roxanne Jones blogs at boomerhaiku.com, a mostly light-hearted, often irreverent look at life as a boomer, 17 syllables at a time. When she’s not tapping out haikus, she’s a freelance medical copywriter, enjoys chardonnay and contemplates plastic surgery to get rid of the wattle on her neck.                 […]

Guerrilla Aging: Nourishment Comes in Many Forms

January 16, 2015

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I’ve just returned from five days in Florida, visiting two dear friends, Joyce and Jean.  These women were also my co-authors for the two books we wrote about life after 50. For that reason, our journey of friendship has been life-altering. I brought with me another friend, Judy, who came with me to visit several […]

Sex, Lies, and Ensure: The Sexual Habits of the Over-55 Set

January 5, 2015

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Anyone who has ever visited an assisted living facility or nursing home has probably come away with the impression that the #1 athletic pastime of residents consists of lining up at the dining hall doors, well before meal time is scheduled to begin. If so, you’d be wrong. Not only wrong, but seriously wrong.  The […]

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