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When Home Bases Don’t Blend

Posted on 11/27/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeFelice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. This Thanksgiving my husband Bill and I put 1,000 miles on our car chasing down our kids and siblings. It was an “unblended” family Thanksgiving, typical of how we live week to week. We wanted to be with all of them for the holiday …

Hurricane on Home

Posted on 11/6/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & FamilyFelice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. After Hurricane Sandy’s bluster died down, I felt a strong need to see my home in suburban New York. The problem was, I couldn’t get there for four days because of work in Boston. My friends had checked on the house so I knew …

Ikaria, American Style: Sex, Naps, and Wine

Posted on 10/30/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeFelice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. Imagine living in a place that seems more like fantasy than reality… Imagine living in a place where no one wears watches. They’re not needed because no one is ever in a hurry.  You are invited for lunch and arrive whenever you feel like …

Banned for Life

Posted on 10/23/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeFelice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. Lance has been teetering from grace for a while but this week he fell off the bike. My Livestrong bracelet is off my wrist until I can create my own separation between the cause and the person. Lance’s fall has got me thinking about …

One Small Voice of Change

Posted on 10/17/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Uncategorized  Felice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. So bright-eyed and passionate, Malala. Her small voice may hopefully become the ammunition that helps defeat the Taliban’s ban on a girl’s right to be educated. Is she too small, too alone and too wounded to effect change?  Apparently not! On October 9, …

My Paramour

Posted on 10/9/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeFelice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. I hadn’t seen her in so long, I kept imagining what it would be like to walk and just be in her hold.  She always had my heart.  So much young love and discovery had happened because I had gone to her. Each …