Got aging parents at home?
It’s funny what you remember about being 10 years old: The rare elementary-school teachers who let us play King of the Mountain during recess.  Neighbors who had cool jobs, like the auto dealer up the street who gave me model...
95th Birthday

LET ME GO

On a typical sunny afternoon in Santa Monica, I went to visit mother.   When I opened the door, I found her on the floor of the entry hall, lying on her back with her eyes closed, as if she were...
Rock n Roll Music have had many pioneering groups that made the transition from R&B to early Rock n Roll. Although The Platters came before them and set the recording world on fire, their smooth sounds got the attention...
Photo by Cody Board on Unsplash I'm 74, and, fortunately, in good health.  But about the time Covid-19 swept the world in early 2020 I was diagnosed with bladder cancer (still don't know how I got it, but see nextavenue.org for the complete...
Seniors Going to College

Off to College

Over a forty plus years career I spent plenty of time in what professionals describe as “continuing education”.  Lucky for me most continuing education classes only require money as the prerequisite for registration.  Consequently, armed solely with a high...
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Who Is Dickie Goodman?

Brooklyn has had it’s share of great personalities and stars from today’s richest woman, Judge Judy to singing stars, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Carole King and hundreds of vocal groups that graced the airwaves of the 50’s...
Marion Bartholomew has known the Sunshine City all her life.             She owned a restaurant, drove a school bus, danced at the Pav, went to the movies at Geneva Theatre, and was part of the women’s groups in Orillia and area. Now, 84-years-old,...