Levon Helm: One More Brother Gone

Posted on 04/19/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post from Steve Mencher, AARP Multimedia Editor. On the death of Levon Helm today: They say if you remember the sixties, you weren’t there.  And I’m not sure if the seventies are any different, but a bunch of us made it to the Oakland Coliseum on February 11, 1974, watching Bob Dylan and the Band in one of the most eagerly awaited tours of the decade. Dylan hadn’t been touring much, and The Band had …

Guest Post: Why the World Needs Women Entrepreneurs

Posted on 10/24/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThis past month’s protests from Wall Street to Portland, Oregon, to London symbolize a growing need to define the next economy—one that recognizes that meaningful jobs and wages that afford quality of life while also assuring  healthy and thriving communities is critical. A new way of doing business that creates products and services that promote interconnectedness and collaboration above competition are critical to this new economy. Collaboration is a natural strength of women, and a world with more women leaders …

Find Yourself Complaining About Work?

Posted on 09/14/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkGuilty. And I do count my lucky stars that I’m gainfully employed. But some days – mornings, especially – are downright depressing. I know I shouldn’t complain. I’m not an oncologist. Not a hospice nurse. Not a social worker or a homicide detective or a teacher in a rough school. I don’t get minimum wage to be on my feet all day (or night) doing physically demanding work, or something I find mind-numbingly repetitive. I don’t juggle two part-time jobs with no …