Do you know which causes your grandchildren care about? BY KERRY BRYNE My mother, affectionately known as Nana Lulu, recently sent a parcel to her grandson. When it arrived, I

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Some Old, Some New for 2022 BY PAT BURNS Right after the year-end holidays, I’m ready to put away the Christmas decorations room-by-room. At last, a host of trees, lights,

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January 6th – A Riot Remembered BY JACK LEVINE I am sending this message on the eve of the first anniversary of the shockingly shameful siege of our national Capitol. 

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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet A broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a

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Here a Gnome, There a Gnome…Everywhere a Gnome Gnome BY PAT BURNS It began last year when one of my best friends gave me a lovable, soft gnome as a

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BY JACK LEVINE I so deeply wish I did not have to write this message, but as an advocate, I feel impelled to do so. In less time than it

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Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Shel Silverstein’s loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince

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GRAND Gratitude: Together from a distance BY KERRY BRYNE, PH.D. There is a lot of buzz about the benefits of gratitude, no matter your age. I describe it to my

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BY CHRISTINE CROSBY I grew up in Miami in the 1950s, and I remember it as a paradise.  Us kids could run barefoot all day, and pull mangos, bananas, oranges,

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: An Aunt’s Family Role BY KAREN RANCOURT In many families, aunts and uncles often play critical roles in the lives of their nieces and nephews and

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BY PAT BURNS SET! Film Review A feature documentary by Scott Gawlik As a parent and a grandparent, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve shouted out to the

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I admit my husband and I were curious when we heard about Squid Games (even my oldest daughter suggested we watch it). The first episode introduces you to some interesting

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Signs That a Relative is Financially Abusing Elderly Family Members BY LYLE SOLOMAN Elderly people are incredibly vulnerable to financial fraud. They are prime victims of scams and various types

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Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Shel Silverstein’s loving look at the joys

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Upcycling is great! Did you know that the U.S. is the number 1 trash-producing country globally, with each citizen generating 1,609 pounds of waste per annum? The University of Southern Indiana

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The Making of an Old Soul By Carol Orsborn, Ph.D.  This excerpt is from The Making of an Old Soul: Aging as the Fulfillment of Life’s Promise, the healing vision

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Review of A House By Kevin Henkes BY EMILY MORGAN In the new book, A House, published by Greenwillow Press (an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers), author and illustrator Kevin Henkes brings

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A Bear to Share Business leader, actor, and Baby2Baby co-CEOs Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein with ambassador Jessica Alba deliver the important message of giving back from an early

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Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie…and Wikki Stix! What could be more all-American than that?   When you buy Wikki Stix, you are buying American! It’s nice to know there are some

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Pumpkin Season Is the Reason BY PAT BURNS This time of year, for most GRANDS living in North America, means the sun begins to rise later and nightfall comes sooner. More

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