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The 30-year degree. Or: how I finally just did it.

This post is adapted from one I wrote for American University in Washington, DC, a couple of years ago. In the late 80s, I wanted to go back to school for my graduate degree. I was thinking I would go back to my alma mater, American University’s School of International Service. But I found a ...

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Solo travel is empowering. Or: How I fell in love with Spain.

This summer I visited a childhood friend who now lives in Madrid, Spain. We had planned to explore Andalusia, and made plans to visit cities Cordoba and Granada. The day before our planned travel, my friend had an unexpected visitor and could no longer make our trip. What to do? Tag along and be a ...

The first post…

Wow! I’m excited to finally be writing about something, anything that is not related to  Syria! I’ve decided to start this blog to discuss issues that affect those of us who are in the 50+ range, in the prime of our lives. Every day I hear from people who are considerably younger than me lamenting ...

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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