Lessons from the Bullying Video That Went Viral

The following is a guest post from Bill Hogan, a writer and editor on the AARP Media News team. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” How many of us had to say that in “repeat-after-me” drills when we were growing up? I don’t know about you, but I never really believed it. Words can hurt. Millions of us could see that in the video-gone-viral of Karen Huff Klein, a 68-year-old school bus monitor …

The Story of A Tattoo

“Oh, sure, I knew tattoos existed. But I didn’t have a friend with a tattoo.” – Phyllis Videographer Miranda Harple gets to document many interesting stories here at AARP – biker dudes, fashion regrets, and the world’s most charming CVS greeter. I think I can safely guess, though, that this one was her favorite yet. Below, Miranda talks about reporting this story about her grandmother. In a way, sailing has helped to shape my entire family. As a teenager, I’d …

Grandparents United

From Barbranda Walls Barbara Graham, author of “Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother,” shed light on the joys and pitfalls of being a grandparent in her presentation. She delighted the audience with her observation that the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren is that they’re “united against a common enemy — the parents.”