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Why do seasoned citizens watch so much television? blog opinion Sep 29, 2022

I stumbled upon an interesting statistic the other day. According to Statista, seasoned citizens over 65 lead the way in television consumption with 62% reporting they use traditional TV more than streaming services. That's followed by people between 55 and 64, who came in at 56%.

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Simple conversation starters blog Sep 27, 2022

Conversation is a lost art. I'd even venture to say that some people forgot how to carry on a decent two-way discussion with others.

I've been doing podcast interviews since 2014. Many times, the interview is a free-flowing back-and-forth conversation. Occasionally, there is someone who...

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In the online world, age is an invisible barrier blog opinion Sep 21, 2022

For years, we have heard how people have broken a glass ceiling by becoming the first person to do something. At the same time, seasoned citizens are often told there is a cement ceiling to their careers.

"It's time for you to step aside and make room for the younger generation," people over 50...

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You don't really die until you fade from others' memory blog opinion Sep 15, 2022

Anyone who has ever watched the Pixar film Coco will be familiar with this concept.

The children's movie was surprisingly good -- much better than I expected -- because it addressed a fear so many seasoned citizens struggle with today: their legacy.

In Coco, which is based on Hispanic culture,...

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Do you count your days or make them count? blog Sep 08, 2022

In Psalm 90;12, Moses is recorded as writing, "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

When you think about it, that's excellent advice because it reminds us we have a finite number of days to live. That number is chosen in advance of our birth and set by God, who...

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You don't have to dig to find your purpose; just ask! blog insight Aug 30, 2022

I like Diondra Ross' admonition that it is important for each of us to know our purpose and manifest it in such a way that not even our own doubts and thoughts can get rid of it.

Writing at Unwritten.com, she said knowing your purpose is essential to knowing who you are. When people don't know...

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Advice for people under 50 seeking their purpose blog Aug 29, 2022

A younger Facebook friend commented on a post I made recently. Her statement got me thinking about what advice I would give to people under 50 who are still struggling to find a purpose for their lives.

She confessed she will be 40 this year and still isn't sure what she wants to be when she...

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Survey shows Americans give generously to others blog opinion Aug 26, 2022

A new survey by Barna Research revealed nearly two-thirds of Americans give regularly to churches, faith-based organizations and secular groups.

That number rises to 90% for Christians who attend church at least once a month and say their faith is important to them, the Epoch Times reported.

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Mixed feelings on my 62nd birthday blog Aug 20, 2022

Today is my 62nd birthday. I'm hoping for a low-key day, but that's not likely to happen.

Birthdays have never been too special for me. My younger sister was born three years and one day after me, which meant that, while growing up, the specialness of "my" day evaporated pretty quickly.

I did...

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Is your life worth $333.33 per day? blog insight Jun 02, 2022

A friend’s father battled cancer for several years. He had surgery and underwent radiation treatment and, for three years, things looked promising.

Eventually, his health changed for the worse and he was given a choice: Either face the inevitable within four months or get a “hormone...

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