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JetBlue’s Flying it Forward

Tracey Good News

Here’s a bit of social generosity that deserves recognition. JetBlue Airlines is giving flights to deserving people who then turn round and fly it forward by giving a ticket to someone else in need. One man was flown to Haiti to help build a library and a mom was flown to Portland for a family reunion. It’s a program design …

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Guilty Pleasure

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I know our friends in the east are slogging through one of the worst winters in recent memory. They are buried under far too much snow and braving freezing temperatures, which makes my toes curl when I imagine the misery. Surely, the winter doldrums have set in for many. A blue winter mood used to be much more common around …

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When to retire?

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Dear Tracey, Here’s a question for you. When should I retire? I know you can’t really answer that but can you point  me in the right direction? I’m single and content, no husband to worry about. I think it would be nice to have more time and energy for my grandchildren. I’d like to have the afternoons to attend some …



Tracey Bucket List

Hal writes: “I’m learning chess. I always wanted to know how to play the game but thought it was too complicated. Then I found myself really old and thought it was time to exercise my brain. Yes, chess is very hard to master but isn’t that part of its value?” (Click here to see what others have checked off their …

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Thinking about …

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Here’s what I am keeping in mind this week: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein (Click here to return to our  Good News stories)

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Take a risk!

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I had a meeting this week with our local PBS station, exploring ideas stemming from our wonderfully successful “Wisdom in the Spotlight” production last November. I had no idea how it would go since I’d never done anything like this before. Yes, this is me being nervous. Maybe I shouldn’t say things like this out loud? Maybe I should be all …

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Lifelong friendship tested

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Dear Tracey, I’ve had the same best friend since middle school, nearly 40 years now. We’ve been through everything together. She’s the best. Her husband died five years ago. It devastated her, they were high school sweethearts. He was a good man, great husband and father. All of us loved him. She’s had a hard time with the loss and …

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Anything is possible

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Michele McKeag Larsen and her nonprofit organization, The Joy Team, has one goal, to spread happy messages throughout the world. They’ve spent the last five years sharing their positive messages on billboards, sidewalks, and social media. It works like this. Let’s say you’re waiting for a bus. There on the wall of the bus shelter is the message “Laughter is …

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Area 51

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Bob writes: “In another month I am off to Area 51 in search of aliens! Okay, I’m not really serious about what I’ll find but I am curious to visit this part of the desert, so shrouded in mystery. Just looking for a little warm weather, hiking, and well, anything else I might see!” (Click here to see what others …

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Love-hate relationship

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There’s a television ad running these days and I have to admit it catches my attention every time. It begins 21 years ago. Katie Couric and Bryant Gumble are just becoming aware of the Internet. Email? What the heck is that? They’re baffled by the technology exploding all around them, as were so many of the rest of us. The …