Monthly Archives: December 2014

Thinking about our legacies

Only four years after retirement, I sometimes think about legacies, asking myself, “Have I contributed to anything lasting?” When my mother turned eighty, I read the book, “How to Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders,” … Continue reading

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Restraining the inner shopper

December is the time of year when we expand our collections of stuff. The problem is that by a certain age, most of us have accumulated enough stuff.  I’m doing my best to keep new stuff out of the house, … Continue reading

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Driving without a license

I wasn’t expecting to receive a letter a few days before Thanksgiving that began like this: “A recent review of our records shows that as of November 10, 2014, your driver license/ID card is expired.” My birthday is in August, … Continue reading

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Much to be grateful for

‘Tis the season to be grateful.  When asked, “What are you most grateful for?” people inevitably say “for family and friends.” Adults are reluctant to admit they are also grateful for certain possessions. It sounds so shallow. But there’s nothing … Continue reading

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