What is my purpose? What is my calling? How shall I invest my time, energy, and attention?
These questions arise early in adulthood, at midlife, late in life, and anytime in between. The questions seem particularly poignant for people in Act III of their lives.Read More
As recently retired expats, my wife and I are intent on doing as much travel as possible from our new base in the Republic of Panama. Stress is a big consideration in any travel endeavor—the packing, planning and pre-plane airport chaos. We’ve discovered shortcuts to get us through TSA lines faster, and to minimize the uncertainty and irritation of modern travel. I focus on air travel here because that’s the preferred method for most people to get where they want to go beyond 500 miles.Read More
As we mature there comes an inner urge to give back, to invest in the world around us, to leave a legacy of compassion. Perhaps you have an experience to share as a survivor, a caregiver, and advocate, a volunteer. There is power and healing in a community that cares for each other. Invest your generativity in a way that makes a difference.Read More
At one o’clock a.m. a very sleepy crew rang the doorbell and up I jumped! The kids are 21 months, 3½ years, and eight years old. I am sixty-three. It was time to celebrate!Read More
Let us pay attention to people. Let us slow down and spend less. Go for walks. Go to the zoo, visit the Humane Society and walk the dogs, visit people in a nursing home or senior center, lend a hand to a friend and/or neighbor. Be thoughtful and genuine. Make calls to people and check up on them.Read More