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angel-logan's picture
Mar.02.2014
WELCOME NEW AND LONG TIME SUBSCRIBERS! Serendipity is not your traditional style newsletter. It is Angel Logan's unique way of reaching out to her readers and friends – to stay in touch, to give updates on her writing career, and to share a few of the personal and professional pearls...
tim-haywood's picture
Jan.28.2014
I hope you don't mind, but it's time to sound like an old guy.  Please read on, though, because a lot of you are also old, and if you aren't, this could prove useful. It doesn't hurt to look ahead a little, because as our good friend Russ Wilson likes to say, "The separation is in the...
dixie-swanson's picture
Sep.10.2013
  I’ve recently been with an elderly aunt and I feel like I fell down the rabbit hole into a world without reason. I drove her to see an old friend, a lovely woman of 88, whom I’ll call Felicia. Felicia has endured a long, progressive neuromuscular condition which renders her paraplegic...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.29.2013
Image: Shea Allen, former reporter for an Alabama news station, on a happier day.  From an article on dailymail.co.uk, here.   Shea Allen, former on-air reporter for an Alabama news station, was recently fired for re-posting a list of ten confessions, each of which had to do with her...
andrew-q-lam's picture
May.09.2013
Note: I wrote the essay below almost two decades ago, at the beginning of my life as a writer. It is collected in my first book Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora which won a Pen Award in 2006, and is anthologized widely over the years. A popular assignment...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jan.15.2013
Author's note: Growing old in America can mean growing more isolated, and that's particularly tough on immigrants whose home cultures stress strong family and clan ties. My mother, Ngoc B. Lam, came to America in 1975 as a refugee from Vietnam and worked as an accountant for more than 20 years....
wendy-brown-baez's picture
Oct.14.2012
Two years ago my sister passed away from pancreatic cancer and my father took to his bed, bewildered with grief and unable to cope. He had lost a brother when he was in his thirties; two grandchildren: a 2 year old granddaughter in a car accident and my 25 year old son of suicide; his mother and...
james-hoch's picture
Mar.30.2012
“Touch me in the morning.”  Remember that song?  It was a big hit for Diana Ross in 1973.  Touching seems like such a simple human expression, one that should be an important part of our daily life. Yet, it appears that more and more it is becoming lost. When we are very young, our...
beth-thames's picture
Aug.17.2011
We're supposed to help "the handicapped," but sometimes we don't know how. My mother taught me something about that as she navigated the world in her wheelchair. She'd landed in that metal chair  following a stroke she'd had in her early seventies. On our annual trip to the Gulf of Mexico, a...
pat-montandon's picture
Jun.08.2011
"Old" has more to do with the way a person acts, thinks and lives than with a number. Pay attention to the age labels you stick on yourself. Seemingly small things can stack up against us and before you know it, we will be one of the "elderly" -- regardless of our age....