Volunteer vs. Retired

“You have committed to so many projects, you don’t have time to be retired.” Dan Boyle I found this quote in a post I never published from 6 years ago. It holds true today. I am not content with the word retired. We need a better word for those of …

Senior Hall of Fame

It was a surprise and delight for me to be nominated and then selected for the Maryland Senior Hall of Fame. Fifty others  were inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 27, 2016. Bert Clegern, another Charlestown resident, was also inducted. A bus load of friends attended. The Baltimore …

Ageism in Real Life

After my blog post in July,  Stop Ageism Now, I received several comments from my fellow residents as well as the author, Ashton Applewhite.  My fellow residents do not like being called “sweetie,” “honey,” or “dearie”  either. It is pervasive in our society from the hairdresser to hospital personnel. I …

Stop Ageism Now

I am so tired of being called sweetie or honey just because I have gray hair. Yes, I know “hon” is a name of endearment here in Baltimore. If you know me, most people will not describe me as sweet. Do you notice their voice takes on a different tone? …

Happiness is…

I am a lifelong learner. It doesn’t mean I am taking college courses although I have in retirement. It means I like to pursue knowledge on a variety of topics and in a variety of ways. Fortunately, I don’t have to leave home to attend classes. The Elderhostel’s Lifelong Learning …

Bullet Journaling

I respect the bloggers that have the disciple to write weekly or even more often. Many bloggers even earn their living with monetized blogs. Not me.  I don’t blog to get more readers. I blog for fun and to “stuff” share with family and friends. This month I will tell …

Blizzard of 2016

We survived the blizzard of 2016. We were safe and warm at Charlestown Retirement Community. Over 150 employees stayed on campus for 72 hours keeping the roads clear, shoveling out the main entrance, and keeping  the dining services going for our regular meals. So many employees went beyond their job …