Overcrowded Prisons – Nightmare Nests

Overcrowded Prisons – Nightmare Nests

http://aceliverpoolescorts.co.uk/cialis-discount-card-pharmacy-usa by | Jul 31, 2015 | baby boomers, crime rates, criminal justice reform, drug counselors policies, John Boehner, millennials, Obama, prisons, psychologists, sentencing laws, slavery, youthful offenders

       Did you know that America has by far the highest incarceration rate of any Western nation, with 750 humans in jail per 100,000 people?  If that statistic isn’t horrifying enough, consider the fact that over 50% of inmates are in federal prison for drug crimes...
Hoping, Coping & Letting Go

Hoping, Coping & Letting Go

Kotā by | Jul 25, 2015 | ACCES-VR, autism, baby boomers, college grads, disabilities, hope, John Milton, Larry David, lawyers, millennials, optimism, OPWDD, Pace University, pessimism, Shawshank Redemption, twins

     In one of my all-time favorite movies, Shawshank Redemption, Red reads a letter from his friend Andy, who escaped from prison after years of being punished for a crime he didn’t commit.  In the letter Andy says: “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things,...
Growing Old, Staying Young, and a Box of Rain

Growing Old, Staying Young, and a Box of Rain

by | Jul 10, 2015 | aging, baby boomers, Billy Joel, Botox, empty nest, Grateful Dead, hip surgery, Indy 500, Jerry Garcia, Mick Jagger, parents, Paul McCartney, Phil Lesh, plastic surgery, rock stars, Rolling Stones, twins, youth

     Aside from plastic surgery and Botox, how can we grow old gracefully if we’re lucky enough to stay healthy and remain on the planet?  For me and many other baby boomers in our 50s and 60s, this is a burning question.  First we raised our children and watched them...

Powers of Persuasion

     Wouldn’t it be great to have such a compelling personality that you could persuade people to buy your product, adopt your point of view, or follow you to the ends of the earth?  I promise I wouldn’t be a psychopath, and I’d really enjoy that kind of power. ...

Reinvented Lives

It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot                       Isn’t it encouraging to know that even if you’re 50, 60 (or possibly older), you still have time become successful in a new career?  According to The New York Times, “Finding...

Hatching the Next Generation

Hatching the Next Generation               Instead of looking back at 2014, I thought it would be more fun to look forward.  What happens to new empty nesters down the road after their offspring have flown the coop?  Some parents may preserve a grown up child’s room...

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