Blooming Flower

A special woman

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I have had a dear friend since the seventh grade. (I’ll save you the math – it’s a 49 year friendship!) ‘Roco’ is a sweetly wild and crazy, kind and generous soul who loves life and spreads good cheer wherever she goes. She’s on my mind these days because her wonderful mother has recently passed away. I have to say, …

Sunrise Tide

A shift in the tide!

Tracey Good News

The New York Times reports: “The unemployment rate for younger baby boomers — ages 45 to 54 — was 5.8 percent in December, the lowest since January of 2009, according to the monthly data released Friday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For older boomers, ages 55 to 64, the rate was 5.7 percent in December, down from 5.8 …

MLK Day of Service

National Day of Service

Tracey Who's doing what?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” With this in mind, please share with us your plans for this year’s National Day of Service on January 19th? (Want to know who else has been doing some good?  Click here!)

rural highway

The Challenges of the Second Half

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Q: What do you think is the hardest part of being our age? A: This was tough to answer, really tough. I think it may be battling this country’s obsessive youth driven culture, as well as how we second half folks are often viewed and portrayed. On the bright side, I believe we Baby Boomers are doing much to change …

Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

Tracey Bucket List

Thomas writes: Next week I leave for Australia. I’ll be exploring the Great Barrier Reef in no time at all! (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket lists’)

Older Office Worker

Age Discrimination?

Tracey Columns

Dear Tracey, I’m so mad I can hardly see straight. I’ve worked for the same company for over thirty years and today the manager tells me that while I don’t have to retire next month when I turn sixty-five, I will be transferred to a job with less responsibility, less hours, and therefore, less pay. (It’s basically an entry level, …

Bella on a walk

January 1, 2013.

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This day may just down as one of my all time favorite beginnings to a new year. Why? It was pretty simple. The night before, we had enjoyed a wonderful New Year’s Eve with a good bunch of dear friends, so on 1-1-13  I woke up in a good mood. It got even better when the sun came up and …

Yellow Lab

A “Green” yellow lab!

Tracey Good News

Check out this story from Optimist News: “A labrador dog has won praise for his recycling efforts after collecting up and crushing more than 20,000 plastic bottles in South Wales over the past six years. Twice daily Tubby goes out for a walk and usually picks up at least six plastic bottles from wherever he can find them. He then happily …

Kindness is Contagious, So Pass It On!

52 Weeks of Kindness

Tracey Who's doing what?

Alison writes: “I have decided to see if I can perform one act of kindness per week for all of 2013. Why not? All it takes is paying attention and simple action.” Dear Alison: I love this idea! Thank you for sharing it and by all means, keep us posted on your progress! Anybody else like to share what you …

Floating Blossoms

A year of possibilities!

Tracey Ask Tracey

Q: Do you make New Year’s resolutions? A:  No, never have, never will. But I do take time each January to reflect on what I might want the coming year to hold. I like the opportunity to look for possibilities, ideas, and opportunities. (Click here to see other Ask Tracey tidbits!)