A Lifetime Senior Pass for Natureʼs Finest Work

Tracey Columns

Having logged 2,600 miles on our recent road trip, there was one more thing I wanted to share with you … the countless benefits of the “Senior Pass” offered by the National Park Service. Who says being older doesn’t have its rewards? When my husband and I arrived at Death Valley, truly some of Mother Nature’s best work that we …

Social Job Marketing?

Tracey Ask Tracey

I’m 58 and looking for a job for the first time in 30 years. All of this social networking makes my head spin. Do I really need to go there? ! Yes, you do! I know it’s daunting but to be competitive in today’s job market, you have to play by the new rules. Begin by simply investigating Linkedin, an …

Baby Hats

Tracey Who's doing what?

What do I do? Itʼs simple but I love it – I crochet tiny hats for newborns at our local hospital. It helps them and makes me feel as though I am doing my small part getting them off to a good start in life! (Want to know who else has been doing some good?  Click here!)

Message in a Bottle

Tracey Bucket List

As a kid, I always thought it would be great to find a message in a bottle in the beach. Never have, but today, I threw a bottle into the Pacific with a friendly message inside and my name and address. Maybe it will just bob around out there or maybe someone will find it. The wonder of it all …

It’s Never Too Late for Piano Lessons

Tracey Bucket List

I wasn’t the least bit surprised to learn that I was my piano teacher’s oldest student … by nearly fifty years! I had always wanted to learn how to play the piano and last year, I began lessons. Practicing is the highlight of my day! Sure it’s slow going but I am so happy to finally be living my dream. …

A lovely Northern Californian beach

Albuquerqe Heroes

Tracey Good News

In all of the recent Mega MIllions frenzy, five Albuquerqe, NM firefighters get this week’s “Good News” nod. In a last minute decision, these men went in on tickets together and ended up winning $10,000. Apparently, it was also a pretty quick decision to donate part of their winnings to their fellow fireman, Vince Cordova, who is battling a life-threatening …

The Great American Road Trip

Tracey Columns

I’ve long been in favor of the development of alternative energy sources. Anything  that can improve the environment, decrease our oil dependency,  and promote fiscal savings makes great sense to me. But I have another reason for fuel efficiency – preserving the Great American Road Trip! Once again, my husband and I took to the back roads of this great …

Books+Caring People

Tracey Good News

Here’s a company I just love, BetterWorldBooks. Two college graduates combined their creativity, social consciousness, and bold attitudes to create a business based on the wonderful world of books. Even better, BetterWorldBooks cares deeply about people, the environment, and yes, financial sustainability. They have raised over $11,777,873.00 for libraries and literacy but that’s not all. Buy a book from them …

Tracey, equipped with backpack, in the middle of one of life's ongoing adventures.

Back from vacation

Tracey Tracey's Blog

I realize some people might not call a 2,600 mile roadtrip a vacation but for me, it was heaven on wheels.Granted, there were only two of us in the car and neither of us ever screamed “are we there yet?.”  I’m the first to admit, this makes a huge difference in the level of enjoyment. Our goal this time around? …