39 and counting!

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On July 2, 1977, my husband and I stood at the top of these stairs and vowed to spend the rest of our lives together. So far, so good! We’ve recently made our way through a terrifying medical emergency and it served to remind us, yet again, about the value of a loving partnership. We are so grateful for each …

Performing in the Second Half!

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It’s not every day that a dream becomes a reality but every once in awhile the stars fall into alignment and magic happens. I think this just may be the case regarding Humboldt Light Opera Company’s new Boomer+ Troupe, a performing arts ensemble for those of us over fifty. Theatrical programs for older Americans are popping up all over the …

Blue Jeans Sewing Project

Good News

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Here’s a young man who is taking his generosity to the streets … or should I say, the sidewalks? Once a month, San Francisco artist Michael Swaine positions his vintage, foot pedal sewing machine on the sidewalk in some of his city’s neediest neighborhoods. Then he spends the day repairing the clothes of the homeless, offering “all-day free mending, friendship, …

american flag

Ask Tracey

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Q: My friend is still very upset about how the last national election turned out. He brings it up all of the time, complaining about how much better things would be if his party had won instead of mine. I am tired of it but haven’t said anything. What do I do? A: Speak up! Your friend will continue to …

takeout containers

Who’s Doing What?

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My friend and I were leaving the restaurant the other night after dinner. Each of us had a container of food. The servings are always way too big for a couple of little old ladies! It works out because usually each of us gets another dinner out of it. But this evening we came across a homeless man. He was …