Steve Hochstadt: I have found it hard to grasp what it means that I no longer have to accomplish work every day. Behavior that meant laziness and avoidance, like sleeping late or taking a nap, now mean something else, because there is much less pressure to accomplish something.
Steve Hochstadt: Retirement means getting up in the morning without a day full of activities that must be done today. I’ll have much more spontaneous control over what I do.
Walter Moss: Reading We Are Not Ourselves, I experienced some of the same feelings I have when seeing or reading one of Chekhov’s great works, like his plays Uncle Vanya and The Seagull.
Michael T. Hertz: One night instead of having the movie night in the apartment, you have it in the lounge. Have you broken any rules? Yes, apparently.
Pandora Young: Retirement insecurity is a nationwide problem, but the issue is compounded in California due to the high cost of living.
Janet Phelan: If President Obama is truly serious about routing out the systemic abusers, one might want to give him this tip: His Attorney General has been the recipient of hundreds of reports about guardians abusing their wards, as has the FBI.
Joe Mathews: At almost 100 years old, this strong-minded Californian knows that life (and death) isn’t so simple.
View image | gettyimages.com “We had better share our bewilderments. By hiding them from each other we should not hide them from ourselves.” — C.S. Lewis he darkness now enveloping the state of California is not a result of a power failure. Rather, it is the result of too much power, concentrated in the hands […]
Charles Hayes: Because of our aging population, we are facing an economic and human needs train wreck of epic proportions.
Kelly Candaele: The ceaseless political attacks on defined benefit pensions, which guarantee workers a monthly income based on a percentage of their salaries during their working years, mean that more and more employees are forced to fend for themselves.
Walter Moss: If good Alzheimer’s caregiving necessitates empathy, and plenty of it, love stretches it to its uttermost boundary.
Charles Hayes: Death is a subject that most of us avoid for understandable reasons, but if you’ve ever been with someone who had to put the necessary pieces together after a family member has died unexpectedly, or if you’ve had this experience yourself, you know how hard it is to answer questions when there is no one left alive who can answer them.
Joe Mathews: While an aging generation has more and more run, young Californians are stuck on a treadmill of work and responsibility.