- community, family, and friends
- creating the life you want
- death and divorce
- discovering or reinventing yourself
- finding or creating work and making money
- getting ready for your future
- going back to school, education, and training
- health and dealing with change
- living with your adult children
- losing people you love
- love and marriage
- moving or relocating
- retiring or not retiring
- taking care of your parents
- working longer than you thought
- Marge Warner on Mothers Are Like The Stars, Infinite, Diverse, And In Motion
- David Lubert on An Unemployed Man In His Later 60s, My Dad Needs Help
- George Schofield on In Our Faces: What Have You Noticed?
- Monique on In Our Faces: What Have You Noticed?
- George Schofield on Max, Age 5, And His Grownups Discuss Great Grandma
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Author Archives: George
Mothers, in case you hadn’t noticed, are like the stars. They are infinite, diverse, and in motion. Under all that mothering are individual women. This was recently driven home by an encounter Brown Eyes and I had amidst the carrots … Continue reading
OK. I’ll write about Retirement as you readers requested. But I want to use your examples to begin, your Diverse Voices of Retirement Experience. We often talk inaccurately about Baby Boomers as if they are all similar or even homogenous. … Continue reading
I recently passed a billboard in NYC that extolled the virtues of beginning to seriously save now for retirement. This called to mind two articles a national news agency published recently within 3 days of each other.
“I’m 65 today!” our neighbor Bill Wentwhistle announced proudly at Coffee World. “I’ve waited years for this moment. Now my real life begins. I can retire. I can qualify for all kinds of discounts. I’m a Senior!” He sat … Continue reading
Hi Diane, I’d be happy to talk with you by phone. And I’d be happy to talk to your father by phone also initially. I can’t make tailored recommendations based on one email and no direct conversation.
If you’re in the Osprey, FL area in March, I’ll be speaking at two events called “Developing the Skills and Life Agility We’ll Need, After 50 It’s Up To Us”.
I received the following email: Hi George,
There is a place in our neighborhood (Palm Heights, elevation 14’) I think of as The Sign Of The Heart. It isn’t a geographic place. It appears suddenly in those instants when I am paying attention and realize, “Oh! There’s … Continue reading
There she stood just inside our front door with her hands on her hips. “You keep writing about other people’s After 50 stories,” she said. “Mine is different and it deserves telling, too.” Pushing past me she settled into a chair … Continue reading