1. Two Thanksgivings

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    I had two Thanksgivings this year. One was late in the day with my family. The other was earlier at the Newton Senior Center. I went to the Center to help out – set up, serve, and get things back in order after it was over. I also went to...
  2. Safe and Sound

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    Over this past year I had a few small health problems — nothing big, but enough to nudge me (unwillingly) into understanding a bit better what it means not to feel as “safe and sound” as I used to. The first incident — a fall — left me aware of...
  3. Getting from Here to There

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    Lately, I have been thinking about how I get from one place to another. Those who plan systems for moving people around call it transportation. I, however, as an individual aging-in-placer, don’t think “big” about “transportation;” I think “small” about how I can get from here to there. Usually, I...
  4. In the Neighborhood

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    My little neighborhood has a medley of houses from three eras: Victorian – big, embellished, porches; post World War I – rectangular, no-nonsense adornments; and post World War II – practical, smaller. These houses are on streets that connect to other streets that lead to other neighborhoods. These are landmarks...