Posts tagged "AARP"

Grandma Twitter and the Baby Boomers

Having spent the past two months mentoring various friends and family in social media as we traveled about the USA, The Husband turned to me this morning after tea to say–”You know, you should write a blog (or book) about it.” About what? I asked, truly puzzled. About social media-because a lot of our friends... Read more »

The Doc Martin Effect

Having watched the UK show, Doc Martin the night before a flight to Florida on Southwest Airlines–the story line clearly got to me. About a kid getting TB from an animal, coughing a lung up symptomatically while his parents ignored him. “He’s just looking for attention.” So when a child about 9-years-old sat in the... Read more »
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    I was an accidental expatriate; love and marriage led me to it. One day I was a bandy-legged kid sitting atop my dogwood tree looking out of my small backyard world in 1950s New Jersey, wanting to move somewhere--anywhere, different. Next thing I knew my father had accepted a job in Houston TX. I was ecstatic, it was a foreign land in 1961 America. After high school graduation, my parents’ gave me a matched set of fawn-colored hardsided American Tourister luggage. Taking the hint, I went to college; well four colleges in five years--it was the 60s after all. Meeting a young hirsute anti-war, soon-to-be-Peace Corps volunteer, I fell in love. After finishing up college coursework for my degree, but before I even walking a graduation stage, I grabbed the paper airline ticket my boyfriend had sent me, my brand-new passport, and was off to the airport and Lima, Peru.

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