Category Archives: This and That

Resolutions, Role Models, Big Changes and News!

2018. I like the sound of that. It seems somewhat auspicious. But perhaps it’s simply that I’ve just turned 60, and personally I’m in transition—on many levels. From child raising to empty nest. From Michigan to Minnesota. From married to … Continue reading

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21 Positive Aging Picture Books—Gifts for All Ages

Any child on your holiday shopping list would both enjoy and benefit from the gift of a Positive Aging picture book, but consider… If you gift one to an older adult such as a grandparent or older neighbor you are … Continue reading

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Serving Seniors? 9 Reasons to use Positive Aging books

Reason number one? A collection labeled “Honoring Older Adults–Positive Aging Books for all ages” sends a clear message to all, no matter their age—this organization respects elders. Recently I’ve noted that about one third of those following A is for … Continue reading

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Little Free Libraries and Positive Aging Picture Books

Have you noticed? There’s a new phenomenon sweeping the world and it’s related to books! Real books. Lots of books. Free books. Perhaps it’s landed on a street near you? Little Free Libraries are cropping up everywhere—small boxes of great … Continue reading

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FaceBook Flashbacks–A is for Aging Sunday catch-up

Splash a little more coffee into your favorite mug and put your feet up—it’s time for a quick review from A is for Aging on FaceBook. In case you didn’t get quite enough “face” time this past week or so… … Continue reading

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On Word Counts

Brevity is not my middle name. In looking over my book review of Here Comes Grandma I realized that my word count vastly outnumbered the words in the book — 511 to 157! I seem to have a lot to … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is Another Day

Back in the day, losing yourself in a big, juicy book always meant holding the weight of those pages in your hot little hands. I well recall propping up Gone With the Wind’s 1037 pages on a pillow while a … Continue reading

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The Big Reveal

Blogging about attitudes to aging, I feel I should share my own age. But I realize I hesitate, and feel some anxiety. Not the lurch-of-heart, breath-stopping kind—as when my mother discovered 12 year old me reading Herman Wouk’s Marjorie Morningstar, … Continue reading

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