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Our Souls at Night … Go!

I highly recommend a just out Netfllx movie starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda acting but not looking their age, 81 and 79 respectively. They exquisitely depict neighbors who make a quite radical agreement to transcend loneliness in a geographically gorgeous Colorado town. Robert Ebert gave it thumbs up applauding the humor which ‘avoids the […]

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A Fond Farewell to an Ageless Mentor: Louise Hay

Louise Hay was an amazing woman whose message of self-love and acceptance empowered millions.

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Send a Mother's Day Card to YourSelf

Send a Mother’s Day Card to YourSelf

Send a Mother’s Day card to yourSelf … the one you’d love to see from any child, adult or institution that is keeping you from being close to those important young people you’d love to nourish more. Here are some from my Invisible/Alienated Grandparent Support Group I run for www.aga-fl.org.

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Easter Week Wisdom

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE All I need to know I learned from the Easter Bunny! Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Everyone needs a friend who is all ears. There’s no such thing as too much candy. All work and no play can make you a basket case. A cute tail attracts a lot […]

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Add Visible Grandchild #3 to my Gene Pool ...

Add Visible Grandchild #3 to my Gene Pool …

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It’s Not About Profits … It’s connections.

“We’re exhausted, just come back from a weekend of babysitting our two and four-year-old grandkids and we’re so tired we can’t believe we ever did this 24/7. It rubs the fact in that we’re old! We can’t do this very often. Right now we’re resting in invisibility.”

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Grace & Frankie a Hilarious yet Solemn Look at Aging

Grace & Frankie a Hilarious yet Solemn Look at Aging

I’ve loved this Amazon series since its beginning season in 2015. Silly yet serious stereotypical same sex stuff between men, and relationships that deepen as two newly ‘single’ women are thrown to live together in Malibu California. Beautiful Jane Fonda at 79 is playing straight business like Grace at 73, and hippie dippy Lily Tomlin […]

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Write Yourself a Valentine

Write Yourself a Valentine

Write yourself a Valentine! Yesterday in my Alienated Grandparents Anonymous (aga-fl.org) support group after updating each other on our “stories” we imagined and wrote a love letter to ourselves from the persons (adult children, grandkids) we felt the most estranged from, as if in the best of all possible worlds good had happened. It was […]

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When is Enough, Enough? Rain & Snow I Mean

When is Enough, Enough? Rain & Snow I Mean

Is this wondrous rain the trees and plants need here in CA, enough? Roads are blocked here with mudslides and uprooted trees, and at China Peak/Shaver Lake where my son and wife and live and work managing 120 condos this is what it looks like. I’m blessed to live on the Central Coast where it […]

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FROM INVISIBLE TO VISIBLE .. DELICOUS & EXHAUSTING

FROM INVISIBLE TO VISIBLE .. DELICOUS & EXHAUSTING

This in-person grandparenting is exhausting and delight-full.

This in-person grandparenting is exhausting and delight-full.
This in-person grandparenting is exhausting and delight-full.

This in-person grandparenting is exhausting and delight-full.
In-person grandparenting is exhausting AND delight-full.

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Barbara Boxer in Person! The Art of Tough

Barbara Boxer in Person! The Art of Tough

I saw Barbara Boxer Tuesday at a benefit for Planned Parenthood and 44th anniversary Roe/Wade … did you know that only 4% of what that org founded by Margaret Sanger a century ago does is abortions? Mainly is preventive health care for low income women. She urged all of us on different issues work together […]

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LA LA LAND … A Valentine to Los Angeles and Love

I know why LA LA LAND walked away, no, ran away with so many of The Golden Globes Awards. It was a musical with all of the elements of classic Ginger Rogers/Bing Crosby dancing, set in current time Los Angel-ese, with fantastic acting, costumes, cinematography and story line. It was a love story in which […]

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What Got to Me Most at the Golden Globes?

I watch the Globes for a preview of films I must get to before the Oscars … yet this year I was distracted.

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A Baby Blessing for the New Year

A Baby Blessing for the New Year

Now as we face the unknown, witness the ‘welcome to the world’ we all should repeat for all we are passing the baton to.

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