Googled, World Wide Web of Lies

Googled: The World Wide Web of Lies

Have you Googled yourself lately? You should try it. You might be surprised what the big search engine has on you. I have done it and have been surprised to find out that I write books about Richard Nixon. Apparently, I’m a jazz musician in New England and a founder of banks in Detroit and…

does that make me old
Senior Stories

Aging: Does That Make Me Old?

I was at the VA getting a hearing aid repaired and the medical technician said, “I see you made 82 recently.” I acknowledged I had and asked her, “Does that make me old?” “Not necessarily,” she replied with a smile. I thought about that remark as I drove home. Both ears were back in tune…

wrong side of the bed, waking up grumpy
Senior Stories

Wrong Side of the Bed: Waking Up Grumpy

Last Friday I got up on the wrong side of the bed! My daughter, Kim, was having surgery that day. I offered to get her to the hospital. She was going to let me know when the hospital called about her scheduled time. It turned out she was the first surgery and she had to…

nothing to wear
Senior Stories

Nothing to Wear: Fitting Into My 60’s

“I have nothing to wear to the wedding!” I exclaimed to my sister, Darla. “What happened? I wore this dress three years ago and it doesn’t fit at all anymore!” My mind flashes back to when I first wore it to a friend’s birthday party. I vividly remember feeling fabulous. I’ve always done my fair…

horse gig economy
Senior Stories

Gig Economy: The Gig Transformation is Up

When I got my driver’s license in the 1950s my grandfather would sometimes tell me: “Take my gig.” Born in the 19th Century his first years were spent riding to and fro in a horse-drawn “gig”. He simply continued to call his automobiles the same. The 20th Century changed my conception of a “gig”. When I heard…


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