The Jade Buddha — not to be confused with the chocolate Buddha two posts back –came to town this week as part of a national tour, and is resting in a pavilion in the courtyard of a Vietnamese Buddhist temple for only a few more days. Its permanent home will be in Australia.
A friend and I went to see the statue on a weekday after hearing that a crowd of 15,000 was expected last weekend. The statue was spectacularly beautiful, but I could only admire it for so long before people- watching took precedence.
I retired June 30, 2010 after working for 40 years in the field of education and most recently doing school public relations/community outreach in a mid-size urban school district. I wrote for superintendents and school board members. Now I'm writing for me and I hope for you. In this blog, I offer my own views coupled with the latest research on how to preserve our physical and mental health as we age, delve into issues most of us over 50 can relate to like noticing wrinkles and forgetting where we left our keys, discuss the pros and cons of different ways to engage our minds and bodies after we leave the workplace, and throw in an occasional book review, all peppered with a touch of humor, irony, and just plain silliness. Also, I'm on the third draft of my second novel since retirement.
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