Month: July 2016

Sweet Sounds from the Street


Street music can be really sweet music.

The other day, my wife and I took the MARTA to the Woodruff Center for the Arts here in Atlanta, where our granddaughter would be singing and acting in a series of fractured fairy tales as the culminating activity for her 2-week performance camp at the Alliance Theater.

Now just outside the Arts Center MARTA station sits a brightly decorated piano, which is part of a summer exhibition at the nearby High Museum of Art. Any passersby are encouraged to stop and play, something I had done on a few occasions.

Emerging from the MARTA station, I heard some emotion-filled music. Since we were early for our granddaughter’s performance, I stopped to listen. After several minutes, I approached the pianist, complimented him on his playing, and asked if we could chat.

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No Matter What You Think Of Hillary Clinton, We Can All Celebrate the Sound of a Shattering Glass Ceiling

This article 1st appeared in Sixty and Me


Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, there is no question that if she is nominated to run for the White House, it will mark an historic occasion for women in America.

It’s taken a long time (240 years to be exact), but a woman will finally be running for the highest elected office in the United States. Call it one small step for women; one giant leap for America and humankind.

America’s record on women and politics is far from exceptional, especially when compared to other countries around the world. To date, America has hosted 56 presidential elections. However, none of them has featured a woman and 33 of them were held before women even had the right to vote.

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My Grandson Meets His New Uncle Gary


As clichéd as it may sound it’s still true – little things do mean a lot.

For a Father’s Day long-weekend, my son Michael and I decided to take my 7-year-old grandson, Owen, on a 3-generation baseball game tour to 3 cities – Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia where we would get to see the Nationals, the Orioles, and the Phillies play, as well as visit a few local attractions.

In Baltimore, we were staying at the Renaissance Hotel in the Inner Harbor section of the city.

While Michael was checking in, Owen and I were approached by Gary Shivers, a bell

man with the reception department.

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Babysitting Boosts Your Brain Power

This article 1st appeared in Sixty and Me

When my wife and I babysat our two grandchildren this past weekend, we knew we would have fun. But we didn’t know we would be boosting our brain power as well.A Little Babysitting Is Great for You…

A report from Australia shows that moderate babysitting of grandchildren reduces chances of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The study, which has been published by the official journal of the North American Menopause Society, followed 120 grandparents in Australia. It found that those that babysat one day each week scored higher on a range of cognitive tests.

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How Much Are New Memories of Old Rock Music Worth?

This article 1st appeared in Sixty and Me



Unless you’ve been living alone in a desert for the last few months, you’ve probably heard about the impressive Desert Trip concert, scheduled for this fall. It’s a 3-day mega-event in California featuring per­formances by 6 of the greatest artists or groups of the Classic Rock era – The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young, and Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd.

But if you don’t have your ticket or ready access to a really large entertainment budget, don’t plan on attending.

It’s sold out.

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