Maintaining connections with other people is a major factor in optimal aging.  In this section, a number of contributors share their ideas and research on maintaining healthy relationships and establishing new ones. 


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Relationships

 129 records found

Kid with Care by Ken Potts


(Connections   November 24, 2019)
Deal openly, honestly with conflict
Topics: Family Relationships Trust


Confronting Marital Problems by Ken Potts


(Connections   November 17, 2019)
How counseling can help couples…
Topics: Coping Family Relationships Wellness


Like Their Parents by Ken Potts


(Connections   November 3, 2019)
Good or bad, is it inevitable?…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Family Parenting, Parents Relationships


Know your limits by Ken Potts


(Connections   October 27, 2019)
Why it's important to tell kids…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Teaching


If you were to ask my Father by Eryn McMillan


(Connections   October 26, 2019)
Who knows more about you?…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Faith Family God Relationships


Healthy Relationships by Ken Potts


(Connections   October 20, 2019)
It's hard, but so worth the effort…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Communication Relationships Wellness


Let Kids Learn to Do Things Their Own Way by Ken Potts


(Learn   September 29, 2019)
Lessons from a winter mini-vacation…
Topics: Learning Opportunity Parenting, Parents Relationships


A Parent's Love by Ken Potts


(Connections   September 22, 2019)
It means emotional burdens, sacrifices…
Topics: Family Love Parenting, Parents Relationships


Lessons of Empathy and Good Behavior by Ken Potts


(Connections   September 8, 2019)
They have to start at home…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Teaching Values


Can This Marriage be Saved? by Ken Potts


(Connections   September 1, 2019)
Tips for saying "yes" (Second of two parts)…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping Family Relationships Unity, Unified Values


He Turned 21 Today by Bill Nichols


(Connections   August 26, 2019)
An occasion to pass on a family heirloom…
Topics: Family Memories Personal Issues Tribute, Testimony


Is This Marriage Really for Me? by Ken Potts


(Connections   August 25, 2019)
Answering a tough question (first of two parts)…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Contemplation, Insight Fears, Concerns Love Relationships Trouble


Defining Normal by Ken Potts


(Connections   August 18, 2019)
It's harder than it looks…
Topics: Character, Integrity Diversity & Pluralism Relationships Values


Keys to Nurturing Kids by Ken Potts


(Connections   August 11, 2019)
Self-control, praise, teach…
Topics: Family Grandchildren Love Parenting, Parents Training Values Wisdom


Father, My Mother is Gone by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 3, 2019)
A prayer when your mother dies…
Topics: Dying and Death Family Memories Relationships Tribute, Testimony


Family Meals by Ken Potts


(Connections   July 28, 2019)
Crazy schedules do not limit their importance…
Topics: Family Lifestyle, General Relationships Values


Inspired to Serve by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 27, 2019)
Saying goodbye to a much-loved colleague…
Topics: Relationships Service Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Tribute, Testimony Work


Parenting Skills by Ken Potts


(Connections   July 14, 2019)
They don't necessarily come naturally…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Discipline Family Knowledge Parenting, Parents Relationships Values Wisdom


A Successful Marriage by Ken Potts


(Connections   July 7, 2019)
It's no easy accomplishment…
Topics: Character, Integrity Circumstances, Life Events Family Love Relationships Values


Helping Men Find the Key to Intimacy by Ken Potts


(Connections   June 23, 2019)
Finding a solution to a common problem…
Topics: Communication Dysfunctional, Broken Relationships Wellness


Being an 'Older' Parent by Ken Potts


(Connections   June 16, 2019)
It comes with its own ups and downs…
Topics: Family Parenting, Parents Relationships


The B-I-B-L-E and LGBTQ by James N. Watkins


(My World   February 16, 2019)
Addressing he issue with truth and grace…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making God Jesus Lifestyle, General Love Relationships Religion Social Issues Social Movements Trends


What Makes Us a Community? by Ken Potts


(Connections   January 13, 2019)
A small example…
Topics: Character, Integrity Relationships Values


Top Ten Things My Mom Taught Me by James N. Watkins


(Learn   January 12, 2019)
A tribute becomes a eulogy…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Learning Relationships Teaching


Raising Kids by Ken Potts


(Connections   January 6, 2019)
Tips for holding on and letting go…
Topics: Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Teaching


Raise Up a Child by Stu Johnson


(Connections   December 20, 2018)
Learning from each other and God's Word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Faith Family Relationships Teaching


Responding to Those Who Suffer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 27, 2018)
Lessons from Job when tragedy strikes…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Compassion Inspiration Relationships


Father Figures by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 16, 2018)
The changing role of fathers…
Topics: Change Character, Integrity Family Father's Day Holidays Relationships


Loneliness by Stu Johnson


(Connections   April 17, 2018)
A problem that often increases with age…
Topics: Communication Compassion Lifestyle, General Loneliness Optimal Aging Relationships Retirement Social Activities Social Issues Social Media


The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson


(Connections   April 6, 2018)
Describing a successful marriage in one word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Language, Meaning Optimal Aging Relationships


Love, Marriage and Sex (2018) by James N. Watkins


(Connections   February 9, 2018)
The latest update of Jim's annual list of articles and cartoons…
Topics: Holidays Humor Love Relationships Valentine's Day Values


Coming Together by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 28, 2018)
Making common cause of solving society's puzzles…
Topics: Communication Relationships Social Issues Unity, Unified


Three Generatons by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 14, 2018)
A soul-searching conversatoin…
Topics: Change Hopes & Dreams Innovation, Invention, Creativity Relationships Teaching Technology Trends


Humility by Stu Johnson


(Connections   January 10, 2018)
Something to be proud of?…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Christian Life Communication Lifestyle, General Relationships Values


A Necessary Conversation by Stu Johnson


(Connections   December 14, 2017)
Straight talk about sex and marriage…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Relationships Research Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values


Womens' Lib by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 3, 2017)
The news of late draws attention…
Topics: Bible News Relationships Social Issues Trends Work


The Virtue of Kindness by Stu Johnson


(Connections   November 15, 2017)
How is kindness faring today?…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Inspiration Relationships Values


Family Squabbles, Part 2 by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 5, 2017)
Expectations and exploitation…
Topics: Character, Integrity Family Financial Hopes & Dreams Relationships


Family Squabbles, Part 1 by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 29, 2017)
Exposing bullying…
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Family Relationships Sports


A Family Reunion Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 13, 2017)
Contemplating the beauty of our family tree…
Topics: Family Hopes & Dreams Prayer Relationships


Grand-Parenting by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 13, 2017)
Change and challenge from a mobile society and increasing longevity…
Topics: Change Family Grandchildren Relationships


Celebrating a True Dad on Father's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 18, 2017)
How Phil Mickelson scored a hole in one…
Topics: Family Father's Day Golf Inspiration Parenting, Parents Relationships Sports Values


The Greatest Show on Earth Lives On by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 28, 2017)
Performing acts of kindness wins the day…
Topics: Faith Grace Relationships Service


My Daughter's Now a Mother by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 14, 2017)
Contemplating a first Mother's Day…
Topics: Faith Family Grace Holidays Mother's Day Relationships


The Fruit of Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 29, 2017)
A dedication hymn for my granddaughter
Topics: Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Love Relationships


Reunions by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 19, 2017)
Quite an inventon…
Topics: Family Relationships


My First Poem to My First Grandchild by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 14, 2017)
Dedicated to Imogen Isobel Anderson…
Topics: Faith Family Grace Grandchildren Hopes & Dreams


8 Things Never to Say When Your Friend Hurts by Bill Nichols


(Connections   December 1, 2016)
Do you know what to say when someone is in serious emotional and spiritual pain?…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Relationships


New Life by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   October 28, 2016)
Real love, real life…
Topics: Coping Disease Inspiration Movies Relationships


Diversity University by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 17, 2016)
It's where we learn to accept others…
Topics: Character, Integrity Diversity & Pluralism Learning Relationships


Tell Her You Love Her by Rusty Wright


(Connections   July 22, 2016)
A tribute to a rare jewel…
Topics: Christian Life Dying and Death Disease Family Loss & Grieving Love Relationships Tribute, Testimony


Friendship by Emily Sohn (submitted by Stu Johnson)


(Connections   July 13, 2016)
Why it matters…
Topics: Communication Friends & Neighbnors Relationships Research Wellness


Top Ten Secrets to Staying Married by James N. Watkins


(Connections   June 10, 2016)
Time-tested advice on piling up anniversary celebrations…
Topics: Achievements Birthdays & Annivesaries Faith Family Humor Inspiration Relationships


My Mother's Hands by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 6, 2016)
A lasting symbol of a faithful life
Topics: Faith Family Mother's Day Tribute, Testimony


"Faith of Our Mother's" updated by James N. Watkins


(Connections   May 6, 2016)
New words for an old, old song…
Topics: Faith Family Mother's Day Relationships Tribute, Testimony


My Five Mothers by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 1, 2016)
On mothers and being mothered...preparing for Mother's Day…
Topics: Family Holidays Memories Mother's Day


The Real MVP by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   April 30, 2016)
When Kevin Durant was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player, he named his mother 'the real MVP'...
Topics: Basketball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Faith Family Inspiration Relationships Sports


Make Me a Blessing. What's That? by Bill Nichols


(Connections   March 19, 2016)
What does in mean to be a blessing? How can you be a blessing to someone?
Topics: Compassion Faith Relationships


Love, Marriage and Sex . . . by James N. Watkins


(Connections   February 11, 2016)
An updated annual collection of cartoons and blogs to celebrate Valentine's Day…
Topics: Holidays Humor Love Relationships Valentine's Day Values


Uniting the Charlie Browns by Wes Wick


(My World   January 12, 2016)
Lessons in unity as I take down my 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree…
Topics: Christmas Communication Faith Holidays Metaphors, Life Lessons Relationships


Lovin' Late Bloomers by Wes Wick


(Connections   December 26, 2015)
A revived persimmon tree with high-hanging fruit provides a lesson in reaching folks in their later seasons who seem destined to be fruitless…
Topics: Discipleship Inspiration


Falling in Love--and Getting Back Up Again by James N. Watkins


(Connections   August 7, 2015)
Thinking about writing a book on love…
Topics: Love


A Marriage Mirage? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 2, 2015)
Marriage is taking a real beating…
Topics: Faith Family Trends


Communication by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 5, 2015)
As a jolly ol' senior, thirteen years shy of a century, there are ways of communicating I don't do…
Topics: Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Science & Technology Social Media


The Age of LoveIt's Never Too Late to Date by Marla Stoker


(Connections   June 24, 2015)
Documentary film and speed dating event for seniors provide tips for dating again when you're older…
Topics: Optimal Aging


The Queen by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 10, 2015)
A Mother's Day tribute to my mom…
Topics: Holidays Parenting, Parents Tribute, Testimony


One Father's Proud Moment by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 22, 2015)
A reflection of our Heavenly Father's love…
Topics: Achievements Family Music

A Movie for Valentine's Day by Rusty Wright


(Connections   February 11, 2015)
There are options for your Valentine's Day movie date this year…
Topics: Inspiration Love Movies Valentine's Day


Valentine, How do I Love Thee? by Rusty Wright


(Connections   February 8, 2015)
Fun—and funny—stories about love and communication…
Topics: Communication Love Valentine's Day


Bring Back that Lovin' Feeling by Rusty Wright


(Connections   February 1, 2015)
A fun and humorous look at love and relationships…
Topics: Love Valentine's Day


Mealtime in Absentia by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 19, 2014)
One of the most vital yet trivialized opportunities is family gathered around a table…
Topics: Family Food & Nuitrition

Spare the Rod? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 21, 2014)
There's spanking and then there's spanking…
Topics: Current Events, News Parenting, Parents

The Extended Family by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 3, 2014)
Something is missing in the American family structure…
Topics: Demographics Family Trends

A Well-Deserved Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 15, 2014)
A tribute to our fathers…
Topics: Family Parenting, Parents

Long to Hear "I Love You" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 15, 2014)
Looking beyond Dad's lips to his heart…
Topics: Family Friends & Neighbnors Parenting, Parents

The Mother of All Nurturers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 11, 2014)
A Mothers Day tribute&hellp;
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Parenting, Parents

Generations by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 6, 2014)
Considerable traits reside with our legacies, some welcome, others not…
Topics: Family

Adoption by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 9, 2014)
On the definition and reality of adoption…
Topics: Family

Welcome to the Book of Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 9, 2014)
Celebrating Facebook's 10th Anniversary…
Topics: Communication Friends & Neighbnors Internet Social Media

Family Fantasies by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 26, 2014)
If fantasies are illusions, let's talk about families facing modernity…
Topics: Change Demographics Family Trends

Family Virtues by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 12, 2014)
The country in which we live has been tinkering with the family for quite a while…
Topics: Demographics Family Trends Values

Parenting Revisited by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 11, 2013)
Mother's Day and Father's Day should be vivid reminders of the wonders of family…
Topics: Family Parenting, Parents

Strangers Among Us by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 12, 2013)
To celebrate our 54th wedding anniversary, we traveled 50 miles to spend a night at a century and a half year-old hotel.…
Topics: Communication Friends & Neighbnors Opportunity

The Time Has Come to Walk by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 12, 2013)
Reflections on a daughter's graduation from college…
Topics: Education Parenting, Parents Trips

From "I Do" to "I Doze" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 18, 2012)
How to awaken a sleeping marriage…
Topics: Faith Family

Family Foibles by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 14, 2012)
Foibles is an unusual word with meanings ranging from idiosyncrasies to peculiarities to specialties…
Topics: Change Family

Neighborliness by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 30, 2012)
There are truths that are immortal, applicable today and tomorrow just as yesterday…
Topics: Friends & Neighbnors

A Quiz for Newlyweds by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 22, 2012)
Evaluating the first year of marriage…
Topics: Family

When the Parent Becomes the Child by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 15, 2012)
Remembering a mother's love as she increasingly forgets…
Topics: Change Parenting, Parents

Living Single by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 3, 2012)
We dare not overlook singles, whether young or not so young, among us&helliip;
Topics: Housing Living Alone

Digging Around the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 27, 2012)
Instructions for caretakers…
Topics: Family History Memories

A Mother's Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 6, 2012)
Lessons from a postcard delivered fifty-five years late…
Topics: Current Events, News History Love Parenting, Parents

Fixing the Blame by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 6, 2012)
When something goes wrong, there is a tendency to pin the blame, usually not on ourselves but elsewhere…
Topics: Change

A Birthday Poem for My 90 Year-Old Great Aunt by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 29, 2012)
Reflections in the rearview mirror of life…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Faith Memories Tribute, Testimony

Grandparenting by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 19, 2012)
Do we need grandparenting classes?
Topics: Family Grandchildren Parenting, Parents Training

Bonding by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 15, 2012)
When an individual or a culture loses its capacity to bond with others, a vacuum occurs …
Topics: Animals Pets

The Fragile Fabric We Call Family by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 1, 2012)
How holidays stretch what's easily torn…
Topics: Family

Well-aged Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 31, 2011)
A pastor-father's advice to the bride and groom…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Parenting, Parents

The Father of the Bride Remembers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 24, 2011)
Pondering framed pictures in the hallway of my heart…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Memories Parenting, Parents

She Said "Yes!" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 21, 2010)
So did I…
Topics: Family Hopes & Dreams Love Parenting, Parents

The Mother of the Bride by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 1, 2010)
What lessons can Hillary teach to Chelsea?…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Parenting, Parents

When Granny Listens by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 21, 2010)
Seniors are sometimes easier to talk to than mom and dad. Listen in…
Topics: Communication Drama Family

Mileage Plus by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 15, 2009)
It's more than miles that matter when families live far apart…
Topics: Change Family Parenting, Parents

Networking by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 6, 2009)
Dan reflects on the need for others in the time of need…and how wide and rapid can be the response today…
Topics: Wellness

A Book Club Extraordinaire by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 9, 2009)
Celebrating the phenomenon of Facebook…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Family Social Media

Saying "I Do" Again by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 21, 2009)
Before saying "I Do" again, know exactly what you are doing…
Topics: Family Trouble

Prejudice by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 14, 2009)
Let me save you a possible senior moment…
Topics: Attitudes

Grandchildren by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 10, 2009)
During their Spring Break, we had the honor of having our grandkids with us for a week…
Topics: Grandchildren

Lessons from the Love Birds by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 29, 2009)
What Les and Leslie Parrott teach about commitment…
Topics: Communication Family Tribute, Testimony

Family Trees by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 6, 2009)
Let me introduce you to Wally. He can go back generations to his great grandparents on both sides…
Topics: Family History

My Dad Went Home for Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 28, 2008)
Reflections on a father's recent death…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith Family Tribute, Testimony

An Overlooked Hero Remembered by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 9, 2008)
A partial observer reflects on his father's life…
Topics: Faith Family Parenting, Parents Trouble

My Granddaughter's Tattoo by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 12, 2008)
Grandpa Sam nearly blew a gasket when his granddaughter showed up one day with a huge tattoo on her lower back…
Topics: Grandchildren Lifestyle, General

The Singular Truth about Polygamy by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 27, 2008)
Why less is more…
Topics: Family

The Silver Rule by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 6, 2008)
Most of us know the proverbial Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.. Now, what is the Silver Rule?…
Topics: Character, Integrity

On Being Widowed by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 3, 2008)
Facing the loss of a spouse…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Coping Dying and Death Family Living Alone

Is Letter Writing Passe? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 11, 2007)
Are there better ways?…
Topics: Change Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Science & Technology Trends

Open-Face Generation by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 21, 2007)
We've heard about the sandwich generation but have you heard about the open-face generation?…
Topics: Change Family Trends

Is Silence Always Golden? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 7, 2007)
Wisdom from a long life about the art of being philosophical…
Topics: Communication

Adoption Has a Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 30, 2007)
Celebrating the amazing story of an unwanted baby…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Family Opportunity

Summer at Grandma's House by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 15, 2007)
Longing for the good old days and a great old lady…
Topics: Family Memories

The Father of the Bride by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 10, 2007)
Advice to Coach Holgram from his pastor…
Topics: Family Love Parenting, Parents

Mentors or Misfits? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 11, 2007)
Another senior moment occurs when a seasoned worker discovers that his immediate supervisor (boss) is half his or her age, more or less…
Topics: Statistics Work

Valentine Lessons from Forrest Gump by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 11, 2007)
Commitment is the key to keeping love alive (plus an observation on astronaut Lisa Nowak)…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Love Tribute, Testimony Valentine's Day

Mother Knows Best by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 28, 2007)
A tribute to the poet's mom who turned 80 this week…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Parenting, Parents Tribute, Testimony

The Art of Listening by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 5, 2006)
We seniors aren't always the best listeners although we have listened a lot, maybe too much, in our lifetime.…
Topics: Communication Humor Statistics

Mentoring by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 17, 2006)
Adults, parents and grandparents, even great grandparents, exert an influence on the up and coming generation(s) for good or ill, or perhaps somewhat neutrally.…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Leadership Wisdom

I'm My Own Grandpa by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 3, 2006)
We old timers remember the song I'm My Own Grandpa which revealed how complicated the family tree can get with divorce, remarriage, in laws and the like.…
Topics: Family Grandchildren Legal Parenting, Parents

Paw Prints in My Heart by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 16, 2006)
A final conversation with my dog the day that Kandi died…
Topics: Animals Pets