Technology: Friend More Than Foe for Seniors

By Roanne Johns Hello, my friend: Occasionally, I turn over this space to a guest writer. I enjoy encouraging other authors, and I like to take a break. Roanne Johns sent me this article. As a card-carrying AARP senior, I related to her writing. Thank you, Roanne Johns, for this great information and for giving me a week off while making some good points about how technology can be a good friend to older adults. […]

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How Much is Enough?

Someone posed a Facebook question recently that got me thinking about how much our attitudes are part of our financial portfolio. The question was, “How much more money would you need to feel secure?” Answers varied from specific dollar amounts to expressions of gratitude for having enough now, but recalling times when a few dollars would have made a big difference. I’ve been thinking lately about how much is enough. How Much is Enough? My […]

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Family Are Forever

John Denver has a line in Rocky Mountain High about  “going home to a place he’d never been before.” That is what I did a couple of weeks ago, only I went east to Plymouth, MA rather than west to Colorado for a family reunion. I spent Saturday afternoon and evening with distant cousins I’d never before met in person. Knowing we shared at least two ancestors in common gave us a starting place to […]

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Mary Brewster’s Many Pregnancies

Research leads to fascinating information that can’t all fit into a novel of reasonable length. As I was researching the life of Mary Brewster, I wondered what her experiences with pregnancy and delivery might have been like. Though I didn’t include much of this information in Mary Brewster’s Love Life: Matriarch of the Mayflower, I thought others might be curious about “The Many Pregnancies of Mary Brewster.” In honor of another approaching Mother’s Day and […]

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Those Sturdy Surviving Pilgrim Women

“Those intrepid English women whose courage, fortitude, and devotion brought a new nation into being.” So reads the inscription on the Pilgrim Maiden Statue in Brewster Garden in Plymouth, MA. Those Sturdy Surviving Pilgrim Women are immortalized in the work of Henry Hudson Kitson’s sculpture, dedicated to their endurance, courage, and devotion in 1924. ”The Mayflower set sail for the New World from England in September 1620 with nineteen women among the 102 passengers. The […]

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