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Elder Wisdom Circle

TraceyGood News

I stumbled upon this the other day and knew I had to share it with you: “The ElderWisdomCircle™ provides free and confidential advice on a broad range of topics. Online advice seekers from all over the world are paired with a network of seniors who share their knowledge, insight, and wisdom. Most seeking advice are 15-35 years old, but people …

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A Simple Wave

TraceyWho's doing what?

Lola writes: This is pretty simple but it has been great fun to watch people’s reactions. When I drive through my neighborhood, I wave at people. Not just those neighbors I already know but others as well. Some people are shocked and sort of freeze but mostly, people smile and then wave back. It seems like such a simple thing …

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A Tax Treat – Really!

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Q: I’ve been doing my income taxes for 49 years and I’ve hated it every single year. For the first time ever, I want to hire somebody else to do it. I have the money to pay for this service. My neighbor thinks it is a waste of money. What do you think? A: I think it’s none of your …

deep fried Oreos

Deep fried OREOS

TraceyBucket List

Margaret writes: At this point in life, I’m tired of trying to be healthy, maybe because it’s such a challenge. Thanks to my Bucket List, I don’t have to keep up the pressure all of the time. Recently, I tried cooking deep fried Oreo cookies – how’s that for an artery clogger? Pretty good but all I could get down …


One Hip Wonder!


Dear Tracey, Three years ago I had a hip replacement that went terribly wrong. I’ve had two corrective surgeries. The results aren’t that great – one leg is shorter than the other and I have chronic pain. But the worst part is that my ability to do much is curtailed. I have been an avid birder and backpacker my entire …

Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S.

TraceyGood News

Here’s some good news for you fathers who are still raising kids in the second half. (I know you’re out there.) Check out “Watch D.O.G.S.” (Dads of Great Students) –  a program  designed to “Engage men, inspire children, reduce bullying and enhance the educational environment at your school.” The concept is simple – kids need positive male role models. Interested …

RAK Week

A Good Week!

TraceyWho's doing what?

Gary writes: “Did you know that February 11 through February 17 was “Random Acts of Kindness Week”? I’ve had great fun all week long doing nice things for people. Nothing fancy nor expensive, just kind. Check it out at www.randomactsofkindness.org.” (Want to know who else has been doing some good?  Click here!)

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Retirement Planning

TraceyAsk Tracey

Q: My husband and I are both scheduled to retire next year. Our finances seem to be in order. What else should we be doing? A: Your husband is going to love this answer: talk, talk, talk about that train coming down the tracks! Okay, you can read about it too but please, just as you have planned for this …

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TraceyBucket List

Larry writes: I always wanted to take up photography but never had the time nor the resources. Now I have both, not to mention some very cute grandchildren to practice photographing. I’m having a great time. Tell people not to wait another day. (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket lists’)

Hello, my name is SINGLE

The Perils of Being a Twin


Dear Tracey, I have a rather unusual situation. I am 63 and I have an identical twin sister. Well, physically we look the same but truthfully, we could not be more different when it comes to our personalities, likes and dislikes. Our mother dressed us identically for years, in spite of my objections. She made us be in the same …