Monthly Archives: April 2014

Times… They are a-Changing

I saw it happen. It was last Saturday, in fact. Builders were talking to appraisers and real estate brokers were talking to each other. And they were discussing something that has not been on the front-and-center thinking for many of them–ever. They were connecting on the idea of “age-friendly” living and the concept of universal [...]

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Get your mind out of the clutter

The other day Sharon wrote a blog here about “stuff.”   We had a lot of that “stuff” and managed to get much of it taken care of prior to our recent move.   My contribution to this dialogue is not about stuff but about “clutter.”   Or maybe they are the same thing. As we age most [...]

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Stuff happens…

After years of accumulating “stuff,” culling through it in order to move into a smaller residence can be…painful.   When we moved out of our home of fourteen years, I thought I had it figured out. We made countless donations to charitable causes, gave loads of dusty books to the library and sent items to our [...]

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What’s App Doc?

The other day we received a mailing from Charter with a new “all digital” TV lineup.  You no doubt received the same information if you subscribe to Charter.  What I found striking (and the age-friendly twist here) was that the full lineup list had a font size so small it was almost impossible to read.  [...]

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My.Oh. My.

With great effort I will resist the desire to edit my husband’s recent blog posting. His words are unexpectedly acknowledging of me in a quite personal way and I am touched—but did he have to refer to our pup as “hapless? “ Toby was a strange but wonderful dog we ‘adopted out’ right after our [...]

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Blogging the Talk and Walking the Walk……

More than a decade ago (13 years to be exact) Sharon began writing a weekly column for the Medford Mail Tribune.  The column was titled “Healthy Aging” and presented thoughtful discourse on any number of health related topics.  Thirteen years times 52 weeks you do the math; at 500 words per column. I knew Sharon’s [...]

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Once upon a time…

Here’s how it all began. We had this house we loved—Victorian, two stories with a hilly yard. It was in Jacksonville, Oregon or “nirvana” as we refer to that town. In our home, the master bedroom was on the second floor and the stairs were very narrow. When we moved in, we had to bring [...]

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