Once a month we piled into our black, boxy Dodge towing a trailer full of provisions from my father’s store for the friars and their flock at San Xavier del Bac a mission nine miles south of Tucson.
School Daze Nostalgia for academia came over me one day driving by our nearby community college.
Preston Lucas reflects on racism and hatred in society. .
Preston Lucas talks about Trump blocking people on Twitter. .
Jim Young talks about social media. .
I woke up to rain this morning, & looking out my picture window I could see Pikes Peak shrouded in clouds.
Jon, a father of three girls, reflects on his favorite summer activities..
Jill, a resident at AGE of Central Texas reflects on why she appreciates the country..
The Lord Jesus is my greatest Love and heavenly Spouse..
I've had many life lessons & I've learned from each one of them.
I enjoy making time to play with my grandson Jonah.
My aunt taught me that no matter how poor you are, you are rich if you can enjoy nature.
I've lived in the suburbs for nearly 30 years, and though the convenience of being close to the city is nice, I prefer the country.
To relieve stress I play the piano or take a brisk walk or get in the tub with jets..
I play solitaire..
I play the guitar, sing hymns, go for a walk, or work on my 1,000 piece puzzle..
Crying, prayer, talking things over with my husband, listening to music, going shopping..
Because I have been blessed with being raised in a Christian family, I usually pray.
My answer is listening to relaxing music..
The power of being able to seek forgiveness from another (i.e.
One of my most pleasant memories was pretty simple, but we were very poor.
The amount of intolerance..
I would make common courtesy and good, safe, polite driving mandatory for all..
In my memory and being a PK (preacher's kid) raised in a family of 7 children in the end of the Depression years, those were hard times as we did not have special vacations and cruises.
When I was little, my dad would drive me and my siblings out to Lake Waccamaw in the summers.
Ann Whithaus of Findlay, Ohio says: "The greatest love of my life is my family!".
Nothing is better than the unconditional love of my family..
Being a parent.
When our oldest was in 5th grade and the youngest was in kindergarten we had 4 neighbor girls staying with us while their mom was out of town.
Robert Schrag explains how he differentiates between living and existing. .
Each morning I wake up and make a conscious choice to have a good day.
Associate Professor of English at Meredith College, Dr.
Professor, artist and blogger Robert Schrag shares his opinion on the difference between living and existing, along with fond childhood memories..
Beginning work towards a Master of Social Work at age 50, I certainly am driven by my dreams.
read the paper, think about what you are reading.
John Neel of North Carolina shares his thoughts on the best advice he ever received..
Learning should never stop! There are too many places, people and concepts to learn in one day, rather take small bites and enjoy the flavors! One of my favorite university students was an 85 year-old woman who was determined to get her degree no matter how long it took her.
Writer Janet Beech, 65, of Claremont, Calif., leads a memoir writing group out of The Claremont Forum bookstore.
Fulbright scholar and activist Donna Ambrogi, 82, of Claremont, Calif., chuckles as she tells her story:"Well my favorite time being arrested was after we had decided to house a group of refugees from Venezuela."For years we had toiled with the relationship with their government and we could not stand idly by as these people were running away seeking sanctuary."But our government didn't like that, so I was arrested and held in prison for 30 days."You do what you have to for what matters.".
I can do without all those pesky advertisements one sees before a movie at a theater, while trying to read an online news article , or view a spot on You Tube.
As a young boy, I would frequently see "Made in Japan" (usually in red block letters) on items for sale at Woolworth's Dime Store.
"If you don't continue to learn, you learn the hard way.
Teacher Ken Frank, 75, of Claremont, California, reports: "Of course I'm passionate about education.
In my job as a career consultant, I talk to people every day who are returning to school as an older adult to re-tool for today's jobs.
Jan Cates, 75, a Navy veteran, says freedom has to be paid for.
Former nurse Roberta Lumsdon, 78, says if you can't make change from within, make it from without..
"Teach them moral turpitude.
"When safety isn't a concern, allow them to make their own mistakes.
"Everybody wants to feel good.
"When children are very small, it's all about safety- from supporting their heads to making sure they're eating the right foods and getting enough sleep.
Jeannie Benson, 71, shares her favorite type of meal..
Brenda Wahab, 65, thinks a lack of respect is the biggest problem in society..
Jim Vowell has lived in central Ohio for most of his life.
Mike Corbett, 74, lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Isis scares me, and they aren't doing anything about it.
Roberta Lumsdon, 78, a retired nurse, shares what issue today she wishes she could change..
Tommy Edwards, 60, loved the bicycle he received for Christmas as a child."I tried to ride it in the house.
Ruth Strickland, 80, of Cary, North Carolina, shares what problem in today's world bothers her the most and what she thinks should be done about it..
"I am grateful for my health.
"I am grateful for each day, for the police that are trying to protect us ...
"I am most grateful, above all, to be in America.
"That was my pogo stick.
"I'm most grateful for my education.
It's an unusually cool and rainy day in May, but that doesn't stop Lela Palmer from stopping by her ceramics class at the Cary Senior Center in Cary, North Carolina.
"The Vietnam War didn't change my perspective on authority, but it did change my opinion of that administration.
“For most people, success comes with time and experience.
Roberta Lumsdon, 78, once spent five years in Europe while her husband served part of his 23-year stint in the United States Air Force.
Every Thursday afternoon, Ruth Strickland, 80, rides a bus to the Cary Senior Center, where she spends her afternoon knitting blankets and writing out Bible verses for veterans.With a son who is a former marine, she says she's most grateful to be living in the U.S.
All my life I worked in the same company for 18 years.
How does Bill "Shep" Shepherd deal with change?"I put it in a little jar in my house," he jokes."Change is something that you're not accustomed to.
I can remember teaching a class that requires that students think about how they would like to be remembered.
Miriam Dixon moved to Italy with her family at age 14."We moved to Florence for six months," she says.
Ron Gordon can remember being 26 without a dollar to his name.
happiness, love, and helping others: the three ingredients to success, according to Ellen Poye.
Friendship makes all the difference during change, according to Miriam Dixon."It's hard to get through something without your friends and support in general," says Dixon, who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.She remembers when her parents died in 2004 and 2007."A friend told me that they meant to send a card, but they didn't because they didn't know what to say," Dixon says.
"When you reach a place in your life where you feel happy and content with the things you're doing or have done, with the things around you and the people that you love.
"Keep an agenda.
What's your definition of success? "I'm almost 81 years old and still in good health.
"I measure success by the amount of good deeds given." -- Bill ShepherdBill "Shep" Shepherd is a founding member of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based reggae band The Amateurs.
The Vietnam War didn't necessarily change Mike Corbett's opinion on authority, but it taught him that people didn't always agree with each other"It gave me a new perspective on the range of peoples opinions about authority," he says.
"The telephone gave us the ability to communicate with other people." - Sondra Mackey Sondra Mackey, 73, lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Jim..