Purpose and older workers

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“In search of purpose, more and more people are working in their 60s, 70s, and beyond—for both means and meaning. Millions are turning to encore careers, pursuing work that simultaneously means something beyond themselves, using their experience to help solve problems in areas like education, health and the environment. And the benefits of doing so Read More ››

Thank you, thank you!

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Dear wonderful people who participated in and attended my It’s Never Too Late event, I apologize for the tardiness of this acknowledgement!  Many, many thanks for coming and hearing about my adventure.  People have asked me what the best part of the event was for me.  It definitely was seeing all of your sweet faces Read More ››

Not Quitting, Defying Age and Harvesting Wisdom

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“Why would I come back to a place where maybe I’m lucky I didn’t die before?  The answer is that it’s a longtime dream that I’ve been unwilling to give up.”    (Words of 64 year old Diana Nyad who is attempting to swim through the Florida Strait –with no shark cage.  She made several Read More ››

Week #49: Pet Care

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself”    Josh Billings “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats”    Albert Schweitzer Our Oliver Cat As I’ve said before many times, animals are my healing agents–as they are for many people. Read More ››

Week # 48: Folksinger At Large In Portland

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  Busking in disguise! on SE Hawthorne St. Before my year of jobs came to an end, I wanted to do the one thing I am most passionate about–and the one thing that has given me the most frustration for many years.  Sing. I didn’t feel ready.  My voice was still strained and uncooperative.  I Read More ››

My Sister: It’s Never Too Late to Never Give Up!

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Dr. Camilla Bantum  http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/725/ Dissertation: A Comparison of Course Delivery Formats in Student Success of Developmental English Students at California Community Colleges  My sister, Camilla (Cam) has taught health education in California in the college level for many years.  She decided a few years ago that she wanted to raise her goals and teaching prospects and Read More ››

Week #45: Artichoke Music/Store and Performance Assistant

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http://artichokemusic.org/ Artichoke Music is the heart of Portland folk music– my music roots– and I got to spend a week being a part of this sweet and vibrant community.  And the best thing:  I plan on continuing to hang around after this week!  The only question is: why has it taken me so long to find this Read More ››