- 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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Category Archives: losing people you love
It’s May again, the month of Mother’s Day. My own mother, Laura Elizabeth Polson Schofield (known to friends and family as Betty), has been gone for nearly 30 years, almost half my lifetime. Yet, she never totally left.
Yesterday was the 3rd anniversary of our move across the country to our new home and life. After many years in San Francisco – and with no intention of retiring – we relocated to Sarasota, Florida. Many of our friends … Continue reading
Here are the winning entries from New Bright Life’s Thanksgiving Gratitude Contest. I am grateful for the gift of a family. A family is not something we earn, but rather we are born into. We have no control over who … Continue reading
I met up with a good friend the other day. She looked desperate. She blurted out, “I feel like I’m growing apart from three of my good friends! We’ve known each other for years. Our kids were in school and sports … Continue reading
There we were, 3 generations of friends and me. People I’ve known for a long time were visiting our corner of the world and we got together for lunch. We chose a restaurant where we could sit at a round … Continue reading
This week brought news of a possible tragedy. Tragedy isn’t a word I use often or take lightly, since its use so often involves one person’s unreflective and uninformed moral judgment of others’ motives, behaviors, or objectives. Still, from a … Continue reading
A friend triumphantly announced that he moved his 88 year old parent from an independent living apartment to a “care facility”.
(The grandchildren depart, a bittersweet moment in time…) Their rented minivan moves away down the street as I stand in my driveway waving goodbye. The car contains my son, his wife, and their 4 young daughters (secondarily known as my … Continue reading