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Coping amid COVID -19

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Where to even begin? When I wrote my last column my husband and I were on the brink of beginning a long awaited, 24 day adventure in Mexico City and Oaxaca. We had Spanish classes scheduled for the mornings and in the afternoons we would explore the rich culture and interact the warm and friendly people of Mexico … and …

I am who I am …

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I stumbled upon this column I wrote five years ago. Sadly, it feels timeless. I’m curious … what do you think? A recent email began with this: “I’m writing to you because I thought I might embarrass you if I approached you in the grocery store the other day.” With an opening sentence like that you have to know this …

Being positive

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I recently received an email from a man who focused on a rather unique aspect of both my philosophy about life in general and the way I often respond to people in my column. He wrote: “Dear Tracey: I don’t read your column. Never had. Before, when you had that one about families, my wife always left it on the …

On the road again …

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  And … we’re off! The cross-country road trip we have been planning for the last six months has officially begun.  The last time we did this we were in our late twenties. My husband built a simple camper shell for our little Datsun truck, we threw in our very basic camping gear and headed for the Florida Keys. It …

Fun ways to exercise your brain!

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Dear Tracey, My friend and I are having a cordial little disagreement and maybe you can help us sort it out. We always hear about the importance of “exercising” our brains. (We are 75 and 76 years old.) She’s enrolled in a foreign language class, saying that’s the best kind of brain exercise and that my crossword puzzles won’t do …

The power of a positive attitude

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In high school my brother had a basketball coach who insisted that success was all about ‘attitude.’ But behind that poor man’s back, we teenagers mocked him, believing he was full of hooey. Oh, we thought we were so smart. But in hindsight, that man was ahead of his time. I’ve come to believe that a positive attitude can really …

Trust me … I’m old enough to know how to live my life!

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By golly, I believe I’ve it the wall! Quite simply, I am tired of our culture trying to tell those of us in the second half  what we should or should not be doing, wearing, thinking, and believing. My apologies, I know I’ve complained about this before. I won’t hold it against you if you opt out of this week’s …

Thank you!

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Typically, I don’t begin a story by revealing a happy ending. But this time, I’m making an exception. My dear husband is absolutely fine! This, after facing threatening medical conditions, being airlifted to a hospital in the dead of night, a 10-day hospitalization, and too many sleepless nights to count. Whew. But while our attention focused on nothing but his …