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BREAKING: Shaq to Change Name to “Big AARP”, AARP to Change Name to “Big SHAQ”

Posted on 06/3/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentNow that I have your attention… we’ve been having a blast over here at AARP as Shaquille O’Neal took to Twitter to announce his retirement! He’s taking suggestions via Twitter on what his new nickname should be and the leading contender appears to be the “Big AARP.” Our CEO, Barry Rand, issued the following statement just now: “Shaq, on behalf of AARP, congratulations on a great career! If you’re like most of our members—half are still working, many more give …

Marriage for Grownups

Posted on 06/2/2011 by |My Life, Examined | Comments

Your LifeIt was a funny wedding. Several guests got locked in the bathroom. My brother-in-law picked a fight with the wedding manager. And while we were getting ready to leave, someone made off with the leftovers, including a whole 10 lb. salmon, roasted with dill sauce. What I remember most, however, was the reading. When my wife, Barbara, and I were planning the wedding, the only thing I insisted on was that the minister read a passage from Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters …

One Perfect Summer Day: The Florida Keys

Posted on 05/25/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelThere are two schools of thought on the drive from Miami to Key West: 1. Get there as fast as possible. 2. Experience the amazing landscape and interesting communities along the way. We’ll be taking option #2. Want to up your game a level? Add a convertible, apply some sunscreen and settle in to this four-hour-experience… Off we go! Your first fork in the road at Cardsound Toll Road to Key Largo will get you to Alabama Jack’s, a classic …