Mop Magnet Dirty Floor
Senior Stories

Mop Magnet: Don’t Kick the Bucket

It happened, the break I needed. An hour would have done, not for any clandestine purposes mind you. We were empty-nesters, my man recently retired from drawing perspectives of new buildings for architects. Computers do that these days. And he now keeps busy by attending to some long overdue renovations to the exterior of the…

Dinosaur Learning to Use Computer
Senior Stories Technology

10 Signs You’re a “Dinosaur” in a High-Tech World

“From a distant era” is a phrase used to describe a dinosaur. You may be one; if these signs fit you to a T! Senior Employment: Dinosaur for Hire 1. You have no clue what “hashtag” means or how to use it You see the word everywhere and ask a friend about it. After the initial…

Federal Reserve $5 Silver Certificate
Finance

Federal Reserve Fiscal Folly: Fiat Money

One of my favorite questions to ask people when we get into a discussion about money or monetary policies is, “If you take a five-dollar bill to the Federal Reserve, what will they give you for it?” Most people struggle for an answer. That’s a fair commentary on our current monetary system here in the…

Grandpa and Granddaughter
Senior Stories

What I Wish I Could Ask My Grandpa

It was a rusty, sputtering green 1994 Ford Explorer that my grandpa Jim owned. No air freshener could cover up the permanent scent of wet dog and salty sea water that derived from countless trips to Coronado beach with two boxers and five grandkids in tow. We called it the Jolly Green Giant. 1939 Studebaker…

wear color purple senior style
Senior Stories

Wear Color Purple: Senior Style

“When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple”, the British poet Jenny Joseph writes in her poem “Warning”. She describes the restraints and responsibilities of middle age and looks forward to finally abandoning them. When she is an “old woman” who will wear purple “with a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t…

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