Category Archives: Life Lessons

The Pope and Science Agree: Listen to Your Grandparents

When the Pope talks, you better listen. And when he gives you homework, you best do it. Earlier this month, Pope Francis told a group of Italian children they should frequently listen to their grandparents, ask them questions, and tell … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Deal with Natural and Unnatural Violence

This article 1st appeared in Sixty and Me Recently a violent summer storm swept through the Atlanta-area community where we live near our grandchildren. My seven-year-old grandson Owen, who only a few weeks before had finally become comfortable with July … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Passing On Your Family’s History to Your Grandkids

This article 1st appeared in Sixty and Me 4 WEEKS AGO  •  FAMILY  Of all the gifts that grandparents can give their grandchildren, few are grander than a sense of where they fit in to the history of their family. … Continue reading

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Communing with the Spirits of the Past, Present, and Future

Yesterday was the first of what I hope will be many special days in the spiritual development of my granddaughter Audrey. She celebrated her First Holy Communion in the All Saints Catholic Church. Now I have no idea how Audrey’s … Continue reading

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow …

For Russell Mitchell and Richie Nocella, who were too soon taken from this Earth to be once again a part of the Cosmos, and to Steve Ferrera and Dr. Robert Wilkinson, who are still here. And a special shout-out to … Continue reading

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Requiem: A Few Thoughts on the Passing of Old Friends

It comes with aging. As happens more and more frequently since I have entered my 7th decade, two big pieces of the once-completed puzzle of my teenage years have been removed. Last week, I learned that Bucky Hayes, whom I had … Continue reading

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