The Aging Perspective

On the Road to Abiquiú and What I Discovered “Acknowledgeable Art”

On the Road to Abiquiú and What I Discovered “Acknowledgeable Art”

As I prepared to journey to New Mexico for Christmas there were 3 things that I already knew as fact: I would be with people I love I would be surrounded by the beauty of a place I had a deep affection for And I would keep an open mind to discovering something new The idea of discovering something new offers no guarantees but when it happens it can be life- changing or at the very least it gives you a new perspective. As we traveled the road to Abiquiú that would eventually bring us to our destination, Ghost Ranch,...

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Volunteers are like Electricity! Without them, we couldn’t survive.

Volunteers are like Electricity! Without them, we couldn’t survive.

Why Volunteers are Important to Our Survival Can volunteerism become a thing of the past? I had the wonderful privilege to be invited to attend the Dr. Piper Center's 27th Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on December 3rd, an event that recognizes the selfless service of volunteers that make a difference in SW Florida’s community. As they do every year they select, through a nomination process, volunteers that have made a difference and this year was a reminder to me just how important volunteers really are. While I listened to the Dr. Piper Centers’ leadership team along with the event’s eloquent...

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Thankful for Life’s Early Lesson, Standing in Line

I am not kidding when I say, “Standing in line is one of the most valuable lessons we learn and practice at an early age throughout our childhood development." Taking direction and holding under the pressure of just waiting while one is required to remain orderly and dignified is an act to help save us all from ourselves. It’s an underrated noble practice that molds us into civilized beings. Consider, according to Brainboost.com we spend about 10 years over an average lifetime of just standing in line. Yikes!  While this sounds outrageous, I think two years is more than enough....

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Why Should We Celebrate Anna Mary Robertson Moses? "Grandma Moses"

I have always been impressed with Anna Mary Robertson Moses, also known as, Grandma Moses. Her story is as genuine as her paintings and while I am not about to critique her artwork, I am prepared to offer four reasons why I love her. First, she was totally self-taught. She was also resourceful, and she could interpret details of her ordinary life making her a great storyteller, and lastly, she refused to let any physical challenges and age stop her from doing what she loved. She didn't even start painting until she was 78. I sometimes think when I was...

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AC's Labor Day Tribute Remembers NYC's Garment District and its Workers

AC's Labor Day Tribute Remembers NYC's Garment District and its Workers

Once a place that manufactured over 60% of all of what we wore, the garment district, a rich part of our history. Aging Creative remembers on this Labor Day, the pattern cutters, the sewing machine operators and all the workers and shop owners  selling buttons and zippers. We Remember you!It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. --Theodore Roosevelt Please read article    

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