Floral Plush Tree

The Stories of our Lives

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A few years ago, a friend told me about a family gathering she had attended where three generations had the best time together. She said there was endless laughter and good cheer throughout the entire group.  But one little constellation of humanity really grabbed her attention. Four cousins, between the ages of twelve and fourteen, sat at the feet of …

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The perks of aging … Social Security Benefits and Medicare!

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Guess what I found in my mailbox today? A letter from the Social Security Administration that began with these words: “You are entitled to monthly retirement and Medicare benefits beginning October 2016.” Wow. Filled with a sense of disbelief, my mind flashed back to when, as a 16-year-old working the pony rides during the San Diego County Fair, I was …

Red Rose

Change is in the air!!

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I know my posts these last few months have been sketchy at best. (You don’t need to hear me explain, yet again, how busy I’ve been! Honestly, I sort of hate it when people do that, right? Right!) But as a result of my creative self having a field day these last few months, I’m hopeful that good things will …

Red Cap Mushroom

Life is too Short

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These last weeks have have been an absolute blur. They have been jammed pack with activities I  enjoy and feel very enthusiastic about. Fun stuff, all of it. The problem? I finally came up for air last week and realized it was all too much. Something had to give. At first, the realization  made me wonder: was age impacting my …

Equality

Finally … and here’s why.

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I know many people are terribly upset by the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality. I ask that you take the time to read the closing paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion on this issue. My hope is that it may clarify why millions, myself included, are celebrating this historic and long over-due decision. The Justice wrote: “No union is …

Floral Plush Tree

Things are growing!

Tracey Tracey's Blog

You may have noticed that I haven’t been here much lately. As my previous post explained, I have been on a creative roll and my time is being spent on a number of exciting projects. One of those is the development of a new blog. It’s a really fun process for me and I am working with a wonderful, dynamic, …

Arts and Crafts

The magical decade

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For the last few years, I’ve been experiencing a massive burst of creative energy. So much so, that I sometimes have trouble keeping up with all of the ideas  swirling around in my brain. (It’s true … some days, my physical energy just isn’t what it used to be. It’s very subtle but yeah, it’s there. Dang.) But ever since …

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The value of staying active

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We have some very dear friends who, in a few weeks, are embarking on yet another wonderful adventure. At 72 and 76, they will be spending eight weeks in Europe. They’ll break up the trip by staying in different places for a week or two at a time. At each location they’ll be going on day hikes, sightseeing, and enjoying …

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Guilty Pleasure

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I know our friends in the east are slogging through one of the worst winters in recent memory. They are buried under far too much snow and braving freezing temperatures, which makes my toes curl when I imagine the misery. Surely, the winter doldrums have set in for many. A blue winter mood used to be much more common around …