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JFK and my mom both would have turned 100 this week: how much has changed, how much has not

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born 100 years ago this Monday and my mother, Clare Wood Currie, was born 100 years ago this coming Sunday. When JFK was assassinated in 1963 – the shot that stunned a country and most of … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day, life lessons from my mother-in-law

Mother’s Day, 2017. Considering that I had more time with my mother-in-law (38 years) than with my Mom (28 years, until her untimely death), it seems fitting that, along with my own mother, I think of our family’s Mum/Grandma/Great Grandma … Continue reading

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Taking traveling and running to a new level

There are races going on somewhere in the world every weekend. Today, undoubtedly among many others, 3000 runners have gathered in Moncton, New Brunswick for the annual Legs for Literacy races (5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon). As you can … Continue reading

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Opportunities reserved for the (gently, gradually) aging – choose your favourite!

Unless you’ve never ever read anything about maintaining continued good health as you age, you are well aware that remaining physically fit is an important part of the formula. Obviously, the definition of physical fitness varies from person to person, … Continue reading

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Ageism: please don’t call me “dear”

Apparently it’s called “benevolent prejudice”, the tendency to see older people as “friendly” but “incompetent” and to treat them accordingly. And apparently, women encounter this phenomenon more often than men. I remember my mother-in-law being treated like this, not infrequently, … Continue reading

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5 more advantages of getting old(er)

From comments and reflections from my previous post on 5 advantages of getting old(er), it seems that I am not the only one thinking about this. Let’s try a few more. Again, in no particular order: You have the privilege … Continue reading

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5 advantages of getting old(er)

Speaking as an old(er) person, there is no denying that there are a few downsides to the aging process. However, there are lots of positives which get overlooked all too often, and  they are worth celebrating. In order to help … Continue reading

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