The White Album

by Scott Funk George Martin’s passing inspired more news coverage than most of us will ever receive. Like most Beatles fans, I always listen up when I hear anything about the Fab Four. In this case, it was on the complexity and uniqueness that Martin brought to the recording of their music. Rather than Googling… Read More »

Tips to live better in retirement

Tips to live better in retirement

Submitted by StatePoint The conceptions and realities of retirement have changed a great deal over the past several decades, giving many seniors misgivings about the future. But your golden years can be happy, healthy and productive, experts say. “For many individuals, confusion, fear and an overwhelming sense of powerlessness accompany the prospect of growing old… Read More »

How does it feel to be 80?

How does it feel to be 80?

by Scott Funk After the last of the party guests had departed, I sat down with my friend to inquire about the obvious. “How does it feel to be 80?” “It doesn’t feel like anything,” he said. “Today I feel pretty much like yesterday and the day before that. All the days, the weeks, and… Read More »

Discovering a new holiday spirit

By Scott Funk Between the ads pressuring us to shop, shop, shop and the Christmas carols demanding joy and yet more joy still, I sometimes want to . . . well, do something decidedly unjolly. Sure, I love the holidays, but I probably loved them more when they started later and weren’t so aggressive. Let’s… Read More »

Paperwork and parents

Paperwork and parents

By Scott Funk One of the most difficult parts of assisting an older parent, sibling or friend is that when you become aware of situations, they may already be full-blown crises. Dealing with these problems can not only be time-consuming and needlessly costly, they can also create friction between you and the loved one you… Read More »