Double Feature – Different and the Same

Double Feature – Different and the Same

http://utility360.co.uk/wp-includes/PHPMailer by | Sep 25, 2015 | "Being Charlie, "Keep the Change, addiction, AOL, autism, autistic spectrum, crowdfunding, double features, film festivals, movie premieres, Pace, Rachel Israel, rehab, Rob Reiner, TIFF, twins, Vassar

     If anyone had told me that my very different young adult twins would BOTH venture out of our nest into the movie business, I’d have said: “Impossible!”       Max and Sarah are NOT your garden variety fraternal twins, separated only by gender. Sarah’s early...
Hoping, Coping & Letting Go

Hoping, Coping & Letting Go

order generic accutane 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...

Family Matters – Blog 101

     Okay, so now that I’m taking that first baby step toward 200 blogs, I keep hearing a silly song from my childhood: “100 bottles of beer on the wall, 100 bottles of beer, if one of those beers should happen to fall, 99 bottles of beer on the wall…”  Remember...

Issues in Independent Living – 100 Blogs

     If a fortune teller had predicted I’d write a blog called The Never-Empty Nest, with 100 posts over a two year period, I’d have called that person crazy.  How could I possibly write about issues related to young adults struggling to leave the family nest...

Birthday Bounty

     Birthdays have been coming at breakneck speed these last few years.  Time flies—not necessarily because I’m having fun—but because I realize there’s so much less time left for me in the future than the past.  (See “Fast Forward Birthdays,” 3/8/13).  Each...

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