Everyone needs a few days off now and then. ElderAuthority has gone fishing.… More
Low Vision Rehab from Glacier Hills
Last month’s meeting of the Washtenaw County Senior Leaders (WCSL), a local senior services and networking organization, was hosted by Glacier Hills Senior Living Community (which needs an article just devoted to its fabulous CCRC) in Ann Arbor. The guest speaker was Jane Holt, OTRL, Glacier Hills’ Low Vision Therapy expert.
I made sure to attend this meeting because my eyesight bothers me more each year. I have four… More
I never met BKS Iyengar, yet he has a key influence on who I am today. When I heard that he had died this week at the age of 96 I felt I had lost a personal friend. See Obituary: BKS Iyengar…
Iyengar helped popularize yoga around the world and is credited with introducing it to the West. His website carried a picture of Iyengar’s smiling face beside a message that read: “I always tell people, ‘live happily and die majestically’ 14-Dec 1918-20… More
My memory of meeting Robin Williams in Los Angeles: Mork and the City of Angels takes on new meaning.
Stuck in LA
For once, I wasn’t upset about being stuck out of town over a weekend while on business. A close family friend had recently moved to Hollywood after accepting a terrific new job in advertising art, and we had plans to explore some of the L.A. sites together on a Saturday night.
Loretta was from a small town somewhere in Kansas as well as being new in town working… More
Five years ago this week, I had surgery to remove a malignancy in my left kidney. Yesterday, after five years of followup blood tests, CT scans, and X-rays I was given a clean bill of health and told that the chances of the cancer reoccurring are miniscule. A big threat has been lifted.
Facing Our Mortality
Everyone has moments when they are given the opportunity to come to terms with their mortality. It can come with the death of a friend, with the aging of one’s parents,… More
Married people who go into business with each other — called entrepreneurial couples, “copreneurs’’ or “couplepreneurs’’ — choose to blend the personal and the professional, the homefront and the workplace. Almost overnight, that is what David and I have become.
It could not have happened if we did not have a deep trust in each other, complementary talents, equal risk tolerance, and the work skills of an entire company between the two… More
This is a story that makes me smile.
A Spunky History
At 108 years old, Lucy Coffey is the oldest living female World War II veteran in America. She was joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943 when she was 36 years old. She had tried to enlist several times before that, but was rejected for being too short or too slim. Donning extra weights on her legs, she passed the weight minimum of 100 pounds.
While in the Women’s Army Corps, Coffee earned two Bronze… More
New School Technology for Old School Business
Last week I overheard David on the speakerphone with a new DogWatch customer. (See Encore Career: Walking the Talk.)
Customer: “How can you give an estimate to my wife for a hidden dog fence when you have not seen the property yet?’
David: “Well, I am looking at your house at this very minute using Google Maps. You live in a new subdivision; your property is clear of trees, there is one driveway to cross, and your… More