A View from the Past: Beat Generation
Senior Stories

A View from the Past: Beat Generation

Watching today’s news brings back to me a view from the past. I am a member of the Beat Generation, the sons, and daughters of those of the Greatest Generation that saved this country’s freedoms that much of the world would like to enjoy as we take them for granted today. Many have claimed The…

Self-Driving Vehicles
Senior Stories

Self-Driving Vehicles: Who’s Driving?

If I asked you who was driving the truck you just passed on the Interstate where I live here in Florida would you be surprised if I told you it was self-driven? Don’t! Florida now allows self-driving trucks on its highways. Orlando is anticipating letting self-driving buses to operate on its city streets despite the…

Re-Believer Relighting the Votive Candle
Senior Stories

Re-Believer: Relighting the Votive Candle

They say “There are no atheists in foxholes.” Within shouting distance of my 70th birthday, I find myself gaping up from the darkness of a foxhole deeper than an asteroid crater. Accordingly, I’ve changed my mind on an afterlife. I’m a believer now. A re-believer, actually. This is my second go-round. The first died away….

Tater Digging
Senior Stories

Tater Digging Duty: Fond Memories

Do you remember childhood seasonal activities?  Some make fond memories, others spark, “I can’t believe I got roped into doing that.”  We’ve been “tater digging” with our granddaughters for eight years.  Now Bella and Lulu are 13 and 10. Grandkids: Long-Distance Grandparenting Tips I’m a 64-year-old city gal, born and bred in San Franciso, now…

Health & Medical Senior Stories

My Face: Droopy, Floppy, and Slack

Last night I made a mistake of epic proportions and took a good look at my face in an unflattering mirror. It’s bad enough as we grow older to look at ourselves in a mirror that minimizes the ravages of age. But you can’t always find one completely fogged over. So I decided to be…


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