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An Old Dog Scratching at the Door

Posted on 05/12/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeI feel like an old dog who has been wandering aimlessly through the streets of Los Angeles, and finally, worn and hungry, has decided to come home again, scratching at the door to get in. Well, I may be that weary old hound in some ways, but it has not been a joyful, or even relaxing, drift down the avenues and up the alleys. For almost three months I have been hospitalized with pneumonia, internal bleeding, a severe diabetic attack, …

The Happiest Marching Band in America

Posted on 05/2/2014 by |Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeYou can say that one merry band does indeed march to the beat of a different drummer. The Beat Goes On marching band of Portland, Ore., has made a quite a name for itself in the mere 2½ years it’s been struttin’ its stuff in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. And now that beat will lead the musicians to China in September. The organizers of the Shanghai Tourism Festival discovered the band online and invited it as the only U.S. …

Ladies Home Journal: The End of an Era

Posted on 04/25/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeCan this magazine be saved? Unfortunately, no. Ladies’ Home Journal, America’s oldest women’s magazine, will cease monthly publishing with its July issue. A spokesman for its owner, Meredith Corp., said the 131-year-old title will totter on as a newsstand-only quarterly. What a sad ending for the publication that was once considered America’s premier women’s magazine. Launched in 1883 by Cyrus Curtis, who also started The Saturday Evening Post, LHJ developed out of the popular women’s page in Curtis’ first publication, …

Talking (and Listening) to People With Dementia

Posted on 04/21/2014 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeI talk with my friend Arthur twice a week, and each conversation starts the same way. “Hi Arthur, it’s Laura.” “Laura, dawling. Whe-ah are you?” “I’m in Ohio.” “You’re still the-ah?” It’s been almost 10 months since my boyfriend, Joe, and I left New York. “Yep, still here! Grad school is going really well, and it’s great to be close to family. It’s hard being far from friends, though. I wish we were tasting olives together right now.” >> Sign up …

El renacer de Salvador Cabañas

Posted on 04/16/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeSalvador Cabañas, nombrado como el mejor jugador de América en el año 2007, añora regresar al fútbol a sus 33 años. Su deseo es retomar el deporte que lo convirtió en una estrella en su natal Paraguay y posteriormente en México, donde brilló con los clubes Jaguares y Águilas del América. El paraguayo, quien en el 2010 estuvo al filo de la muerte luego que fuera baleado en la cabeza en un centro nocturno de la Ciudad de México, vive …

Boston Marathon’s ‘Fallen Man’ Still Running

Posted on 04/15/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your Life[Editor's Note: In the men's division of the 2014 Boston Marathon, run April 21, American Meb Keflezighi, 39, won with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds. He was the oldest winner since at least 1930. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her women’s title, with a course record of 2:18:57.] As Boston transforms its annual marathon into an affirmation of strength, renewal and healing this year, I can’t help remembering last year’s “Fallen Man” who wouldn’t stay down. Blown …