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Jo-joy of dancing: how to dance better

This week, I discovered something wonderful: the simple act of smiling can make a difficult learning task easy and fun. The Crows Feet Dance Collective is at that scary moment, ten days before the first performance of a new show. Our sub-group is a wee bit fraught as we struggle to clean up technique on two new dances, both […]

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Retiring from the day job: Contented no more

It’s official. I’ve retired from my day job. While my friends barely blink at the news, the change in my life is massive. Fact: on 31 March 2016 I ‘retired’ as Director and half-owner of a wonderful little online business, Contented Enterprises Limited. Retirement is not headline news Most of my friends raise a puzzled eyebrow […]

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How young people perceive the old

What age do millennials consider old? 40s? 50s, at a pinch? (What? Whattt??? But it was ever thus.) AARP knows that one video is worth 1,000 words. In this ageism-buster, see their stereotypes blown away. A millennial is matched with an “old” person. Each one teaches their partner something they are good at. The younger people add 40 […]

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Senior poems: all about you

I’ve just published a collection of poems highly relevant to the you if you are embarking on your bonus years. Our senior years, you might say. Our old age, you might even dare to say. The poems are easy and mostly short and mostly fun. I hope you enjoy them! Senior poems: Kindle format and mighty cheap

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You asked: grooming tips for oldish bodies

Little Voice asks, “Where are the rules for growing old?“ I’m older than Little Voice, and due to my vast experience of life, I have all the answers. Brace yourself… LV. For instance, how do we handle thinning hair? Do we ask our friends how they handle it, or do we act as though our hair isn’t […]

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