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1 month ago

Dating for seniors

Royce Shook · One of my friend's wife died about two years ago. For about a year he stayed to himself but he slowly started to reach out and he started dating. As a senior, this can be just as exciting and fulfilling as it is at any other age. However, there are some unique challenges and cons ...

3 months ago


Jim Murray ·   ·   ·   · For the past few weeks, I have been taking a break from writing. The last break I took was two years ago when I spent four months in the hospital having surgery to remove an e-coli growth on my spine. The surgery was successful but it took away my ability to balance. ...

4 months ago

Retiring this year? Some things to do

Royce Shook · Retirement for most of us does not sneak up on us. We have a pretty good idea of when we want to can or could retire. In my case, I did not plan. I made a snap decision and retired suddenly. Don’t do that. Planning for your retirement can never start too early and if it’s closer ...

4 months ago

Retirement is not a time for big buys

Royce Shook · Some when we retire do things that, in retrospect, are silly. I had a cousin who, when he retired, said, I worked all my life, and I will no longer work. I will stay at home, watch TV and read. He did just that and two years later, his wife left him because he would do nothing ar ...

4 months ago


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4 months ago
4 months ago

Happy New year

Royce Shook · Happy New Year! · May you have the time to share your energy, spirit and love with your loved ones as 2023 brings its magic to us. · Another year is gone, and so we grow older. For some this is depressing but I like what Emily Dickinson said about growing older: We turn not older ...

6 months ago

And Then We Forget

Jim Murray ·

6 months ago

Bits of Advice 4

Royce Shook · Here are the final bits of advice that I received from my young friend, I hope some of them you found useful and I also hope that you found some of the strange, or funny and finally I hope that before you take any bits of advice you follow number 23 on this post. · 1. · Take note ...

7 months ago

Retirement and identiy issues

Royce Shook · We do not shed our personalities, our life views, or our habits when we retire. These become the basis of building our new understanding of our new role and our new responsibilities. Having a sense of who you are, in the context of culture and community, may help you see how you ...

8 months ago

How Powerful Is Your Mind?

Jim Murray · Two years ago I returned home from a four month ordeal that included major spinal surgery, that took away my ability to balance due to a growth on my spine that started out as a simple e-coli infection that had a mind of its own. · When I got home, I was in a wheelchair, and assu ...

10 months ago


Jim Murray · Today is the beginning of the next phase on the road back. This is the phase where I absolutely minimize the use of my chair for doing things and use my walker instead. Today, I made my coffee and bagel all on my feet with a little help from my walker. The only thing I needed my ...

1 year ago

Pic de Jour

Jim Murray · The 1950s were definitely the best years for garish car designs. Unlike the 30s and 40s where there was a real elegance to to lot of them.

1 year ago

Pic De Jour:

Jim Murray · OK, this one totally mystified me. I know I shot it in the past few years, I just don't know where or even how. Looks like it was some sort of happy mistake. But I've always liked it.

1 year ago

Ages 55 to 65 take care of yourself

Royce Shook · In a previous life, I was the department head in a large school and I had several teachers in my department who were in their 60s. Over time, I noticed that some of them, not all, needed more help and were using their sick days more than their younger colleagues. I was at a loss ...

1 year ago

Look after your health in retirement

Royce Shook · Many of us do our best during our youth to look as best we can and take care of our bodies. However, people often stop exercising and taking good care of their health when they reach a certain age. The statistics on this are not good. Worldwide people will need on average 1.8 to ...

1 year ago

Eager to Learn

Natalie Drouin · Good morning To all! · I have a passion in decorating, a degree in business and love for fashion. In a world that is looking for many years of experience prior to hiring the right candidate, makes it difficult for myself · with little experience in the executive assistant platfo ...

1 year ago

The Key To A Healthy Future For The Human Race

Jim Murray · The Key To A Healthy Future For The Human Race · I was talking to a 20 year who is one of the physiotherapy students who watch over me while I am doing my exercises at Brock University. We… · https://medium.com/@jimmurray/the-key-to-a-healthy-future-for-the-human-race-6606539f6db

1 year ago


Jim Murray · It's estimated that about 15,000 people crowded into Times Square in New York to welcome in the new year. But you can be pretty sure they were all idiots. This number was much lower than in previous years, and it's a good sign that there were many thousands of others who were con ...

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