Got aging parents at home?
Baby Boomers are defying all stereotypes and turning out to be a fairly tech savvy, globe trotting generation. Entering the age of retirement, and as a generation that has worked hard for their savings, Boomers now want to enjoy...
Losing someone you love can cause grief that may feel like it will never leave you. When someone special to you dies, keeping them close to your heart will be the most important thing to you and will help...
When you rent a car in Cuba, you will get a flat tire. It is not a question of if or whether, rather of where and when. When you learn that the obligatory insurance does not cover tires, you...
Mark Andrew, a self-taught musician, a man I have known for seven years, is one of those people who can make everyone he meets feel at ease. He is always there to help his friends in need, even if...
Which words describe a caregiving role? Denise M. Brown takes 100 words--including the unlikely blizzard, kitchen and umbrella--and then turns each into a reflection. The reflections focus on a family caregiver's reality, sprinkled with hope. Denise's insights about the caregiving experience...
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Hidden Gardens

I am an unashamed booster of my adopted state, California. One of its many treasures are old gardens tucked away in unexpected corners. The gold country is not the obvious place one goes to see gardens but that is where...
As a dog owner, dealing with canine separation anxiety and distress can sound like a daunting task. When you become a dog parent, you never even think about the potential behavioral issues that might arise and the thought of...
We all have regrets in life, it’s what makes us human and no one can lead a completely regret-free life. Whether it’s a major regret like choosing the wrong profession or a smaller one like what were we thinking...
When I was first introduced to Peter, he wasn’t interested in receiving help from others let alone me, a stranger. His daughter was surprised he let me through the front door for my first shift. Peter was comfortable in...
If just two couples' experiences can be the basis for a much larger sampling of recent traveler experiences, travel in the Covid era remains a huge headache--and unnecessarily expensive.   Our friend Bibi, 86,  recently traveled to Sweden and back and then...