“Muscle Man McGinty is a squirrelly runt, a lying snake and a pitiful excuse for a ten-year-old. The problem is that no one on Ramble Street knows it, but me.”
Muscle Man McGinty can certainly tell some whoppers, but this time he’s done the unthinkable. He bragged he can beat the entire block in [...]
My favorite thing about summer in the Berkshires, in addition to the explosion of life–the puffiness of the alliums, the sweetness of the tomatoes–is the visit of our granddaughter, Sienna.
The first year she came, one night as we were talking before bed, she said, “Meme, how old are you?”
“Sixty,” I replied.
Reaching across [...]
by Renee Fisher, Joyce Kramer and Jean Peelen
We three women over fifty decided some years ago to change the conversation about aging and dispel myths about women over fifty. These myths may have had validity when none of us humans lived much past age fifty or sixty. Remember our grandmothers? They looked old at [...]
Did you know that there are things you can arrange in your home to encourage harmony in your grandchildren’s lives? The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui (sounds like ‘fung shway’) has very specific methods for looking at the environment to create a place of balance in every area of life. Sounds a little unusual? [...]
By: Brette Sember
When we marry or partner with someone who has grandchildren, our new role as a step-grandmother may require some adjustments for everyone.
Judith Mara Beach is a step-grand in Chicago to two girls, 13 and 11. She has no other grandchildren. “I’ve been very active in the girls’ lives and am very [...]
By Tracy McGinnes
Stuart Kruse says, “The line of thinking goes something like this, if you have a mortgage of 6.5% and you have a marginal tax rate of 20% that means, effectively your mortgage is only costing you 6.5% x (1-20%) = 5.2%. So if you can reasonably expect to earn more than 5.2% [...]