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Is ‘Oz’ Really So Wonderful? We’ll Tell You!

Posted on 03/8/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  We’re inching closer to the big spring movie season, and the first entry comes this weekend: Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, which became an annual viewing experience in the homes of many a boomer during their growing up years. We’ve got a review of the new movie here and you can see clips from it on my new YouTube Movies for Grownups Show: The weekend’s sleeper selection is Emperor, starring Tommy …

Happy July 4 (but not to Will and Kate)

Posted on 07/2/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeIf I needed one more reminder of what we have to celebrate on the 4th of July, I got it last week – when the Daily Telegraph reported that Kate Middleton is required to curtsy to her husband’s aunt and female cousins, unless (of course! I should have guessed!) her husband is with her. (Whether he’s with her or not, she must always curtsy to the Queen and Prince Phillip, which I’m sure is every granddaughter-in-law’s idea of how to …

Celebrate Arbor Day and Plant a Tree

Posted on 04/29/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringI tried to avoid tying this post into the Royal Wedding but with all the fuss today,  it was unavoidable. I won’t talk about the dress or the magical carriage ride through the streets of London. What I did notice about the wedding were the eight beautiful maple trees lining the aisles of Westminster Abbey. Brought in for the special occasion, the trees gave the Abbey a magical, enchanted forest feel. I loved it. Coincidentally, today is Arbor Day. Arbor Day a U.S.-celebrated …

Debate: Will You Watch the Royal Wedding?

Posted on 04/28/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeAnyone who knows me knows I love a good argument. The one on the table today at AARP… will you watch Kate Middleton wed Prince William? At… 4… a… m… I have to admit. I can’t wait to see the dress. But, to say I’m not a morning person is an understatement. So, I loved reading my co-workers Karen and Bernard argue it out on AARP.org today. Karen says she’s watching for Diana and the promise of a new marraige: “Can you …