Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Peter Pan Airlift” not a magical flight

I read Carlos Eire’s “Waiting for Snow in Havana” thinking it would help me better understand my friend Maria, who bought 36 copies and sent them to her relatives.  You see, both Eire and Maria were among the 14,000 children … Continue reading

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Moving with the times, Part 2

Here’s the second installment of Moving with the times by guest blogger Dick Clark. I am an expert planner.  Really.  I have even taught planning at the graduate level in a major university. As we prepared for this move I … Continue reading

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Boost your brain, kill your pain

In the middle of my second piano lesson after a six-year hiatus, my teacher said, “You’re playing really well; you’re so much calmer now.”  It’s nice to know someone is noticing a change in my post-retirement behavior, but I never knew that … Continue reading

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For those who think “Twitter” is a bird call

From an AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) April 5 tweet:  Boomers *are* exploring technology and media – for themselves and sometimes to continue the relationship with their kids/grandkids.  But it seems they have a lot of work to do … Continue reading

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Moving with the times

While I’m still trying to figure out what to do now that I’m retired, other retirees are dealing with different kinds of transitions.  Fellow “Blundering Blogger” Dick Clark,, is in the process of cleaning out, scaling down and moving … Continue reading

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Read it, then eat it

By now all the entries in today’s Seattle Edible Book Festival will have been judged and eaten.  Change that to most of the entries, since not all looked tasty enough for folks to consider putting them in their mouths; nonetheless, together they formed … Continue reading

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