From Mexico

Tracey Bucket List

I write to you from Mexico, where I am living in a charming neighborhood, surrounded by friendly, helpful people. I study Spanish every morning and volunteer in an elementary classroom in the afternoons. Check two things off of my Bucket List! (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket lists’)

A lovely Northern Californian beach

The Legacy Project

Tracey Good News

What do you get when you ask 1,500 people over seventy this question, “what are the most important lessons you have learned in your life?” You get The Legacy Project, which is some of the best “lessons for living from the wisest Americans” ever recorded. This research was the brainchild of Karl Pillemer, Professor of Gerentology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. …

Feline energy

Tracey Tracey's Blog

When our nest emptied out a few years ago, we managed to navigate the transition pretty well, until first, our 18 year old cat died and soon thereafter, our beloved 17 year old Golden Retriever joined her. The house was suddenly uncomfortably quiet. I made it about six months before I knew we had to get a kitten. Instantly, the …

The Perks of Caller ID

Tracey Columns

A few weeks ago I responded to a retiree who wrote “… we seem to be struggling every month to get by. I have always been good with our money, able to stretch it. But lately, I just get so discouraged – I don’t see where I can cut back. What do you say to retirees who are having this trouble?” Among the …

Visiting Children

Tracey Ask Tracey

How long do you think we should visit our son and daughter-in-law? My husband says three days, I say at least a week because itʼs such a long drive to even get there. I canʼt really answer this question here, as there are too many unknown details. But hereʼs a very simple solution – ask your son and daughter-in-law how long theyʼd …

Bike Repair

Tracey Who's doing what?

Iʼm a retired mechanic, who had trouble being retired. So, a couple of years ago, I bought an old bicycle at a garge sale, fixed it up and gave it to a deserving kid I know. Now I regularly fix up bikes and donate them. Itʼs working out all the way around. (Want to know who else has been doing some good?  …


Tracey Bucket List

I bought my first Harley last fall. Iʼm a 65 year old woman. Need I say more? (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket lists’)