gardens

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...
In my ongoing quest to encourage the concept of “evolving” versus “aging” in later life, you may find the story of Heather and Mark a life lesson as I did. Over a coffee he shared his very personal story...
Olive oil has many grades and many uses. We are spoiled today in that we can choose among extra virgin oils. Once that first precious extra virgin pressing is over, the pomace can be pressed a few more times....
The leaves of this endlessly fascinating tree are nothing like the grim color we are pleased to call “olive drab”. That is an insult and a calumny. Stand close to one of the branches and look carefully. The top...
When she was a child, Marta Chomyn’s parents instilled the mantra she lives by to this day: Leave the place better than when you came in. Now as a mother of four and grandmother to eight, Marta takes that...
There’s this (mostly) cheerful guy named Max, who has Asperger’s. He’d like to go on a date with the (always) overwhelmed Victoria, who also has Asperger’s. Finally, Max summons the courage to make the call. A miracle happens and Victoria...
"I think I see the high school," I panted, as we dragged our rollies up the endless hill." God, I hope you're right," muttered my 80 year old husband. We're a couple of Canadian seniors and we had definitely...
Sometimes events conspire and life becomes a series of missteps. And in the midst of any given situation, it’s hard to figure out when something that happens is a bad thing or a good thing. To wit, I recently...
We were getting desperate for a place to stay when we saw the motel sign … a large shabby sign reading simply, MOTEL. We had been looking for accommodation all afternoon and it was getting a little late in...
A group of senior athletes came together to achieve a historic individual indoor rowing record on Long Island on November 3, 2018. Nineteen seniors from ages 72 to 101, sponsored by U.S. Veterans' Rowing & Kayaking Foundation, set a...
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