Poor Widow Me versus Poor Divorced Me BY CAROL SCIBELLI If he hadn’t died, we’d still be married. We never would have been that couple who started out as high

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Yoga Pants, Masks, and Eyebrows BY PAT BURNS While waiting for COVID vaccine, even the smallest of things can help bring some joy. Being comfortable rises to the top of

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What Is the Green New Deal? A Climate Proposal, Explained Reposted from The New York Times Featured image:  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Edward J. Markey of

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According to the New York Times on August 28th, The sweeping international effort to evacuate thousands of vulnerable Afghans and foreign nationals from Kabul’s airport neared completion on Saturday as

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Hey, how much is a non-fungible token in Bitcoin? By Deanna Shoss My dad was a great adman. In later years we talked shop, and he lamented industry trends like

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A Grand Looks Back – Do You Remember Your Grandparents? BY BOB CAIRNS While developing www.storiesbygrumps.com, a website suggesting that grandparents write stories for their grandkids, I found myself reflecting

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A Childhood Foretelling – Fighting Climate Change BY RICHARD EMORY, JR. At the sounding of the horn, some women—permanent residents of our little town—grabbed their sharpest knives and rushed out

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This Grandma Never Thought She’d Be Firing A Gun! BY KAREN L. RANCOURT A few weeks ago, there I was, a 78-year-old, politically-leaning-to-the-left grandmother, pointing a gun while yelling, “Down

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BY PAT HANSON “Usta” is a phrase we seniors can’t escape… Like “would’ve” and “should’ve” and “would’ve” statements that are useless after the fact; knowing that language can influence the

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Why the unvaccinated live in an alternate universe  BY Dr. Alex Busko During my final months of residency training in Florida this past spring, I lost count of how many

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Advice for grandparents vacationing with extended family BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  As Covid-19 vaccinations increase and more and more extended families get together, many vacationing together, intergenerational conflicts may result.

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I Can Read Comics Help Grandkids Learn To Read As grandparents, it’s important to support the goals of ensuring that our grandchildren are ready for the challenges of life. Reading early

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The Old Woman And Me BY KAREN BARASH Side by side, we walk the slow solicitous stroll of the very old. She wears sensible shoes; vanity no longer pinches her

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Post-Pandemic, Retirees Overwhelmingly Report Purpose as Key to a Successful Retirement, Edward Jones and Age Wave Research Finds Milestone Study Highlights both the Challenges and the Silver Linings from the

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Love: A Time for This is Now Blessing gay marriage and parenting. I’m a Catholic mom with a dear friend, Sarah, who’s also a Catholic mom. We both feel called

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Hey Y’all, It’s Father’s Day. Yee-haw! For many families Mother’s Day celebration generally includes a fancy brunch where endless mimosas are poured. Maybe even champagne! So what is it Dads

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Letter About Stuff Dear Christine, This issue of GRAND really hit home with me.  We all spend a lot of our lives dealing with “Stuff”.  We gather it, we sort

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Stories By Group BY BOB CAIRNS As usual, it started with a nudge from my wife, “Bob, since you published numerous reminiscences about your childhood with Sports Illustrated, don’t you think this

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Never miss a moment with GrandPad At a time when personal contact is more precious than ever, society has turned to technology to stay connected with family and friends. Ironically,

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The Happy Return of Multigenerational Families BY JAIA LENT When Jessica Winn and her husband became pregnant with their first child in suburban Maryland, they knew they would have help.

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