The Brotherhood of Widowhood

“For men whose marriage ends only because of death there is often a desire to repeat the happiness they knew,” said Susan Shapiro Barash, who teaches gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College. After reading this tidbit of information I now am able to understand why widowed men are more apt to jump right back into […]

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Excerpt from “Bring it on…you’re in your 70’s” about Parenthood

Did you know that becoming a gardener requires more preparation than parenting? And, did you know, parenting does not get any easier when you’re in your 70’s. We bring up our kids so they do not need us and then all of a sudden we are 70 something and that is when we begin to […]

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Thanksgiving is Losing its Traditions

The Jewish New Year has come and gone and Thanksgiving is upon us. Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday because it simply resolves around family and feasting and fun. There are no expectations from anyone, no gifts to buy and no fancy clothes to wear. Just come and enjoy. It is a holiday where everyone comes […]

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The New Year – Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is basically the Jewish New Year. It marks the beginning of the year because it is held on the traditional anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. The period of the eight days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are known as the High Holy Days in the Jewish religion. On the […]

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What Is Your “Exit Strategy”?

New hi-rise condos are being built overlooking the golf course at the Country Club where I hang out so, needless to say, I went to the presentation given to members of the club prior to the dog and pony show that will be given to the general public. Of course, there was a sizable discount […]

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