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Hearing Loss – A Personal Perspective

By Bart Astor I recall many years ago writing an article about getting a hearing test. I guess I was about 50 or so. I made an appointment with an audiologist so I could go through the actual experience. I’m sure somewhere along the lines you’ve had one of...

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Final Conversations With A Loved One

By Bart Astor I read an interesting op-ed recently by Katie Roiphe called “Dying with Nothing to Say” in which she talks about “last conversations” and being able to have a conversation with a dying loved one. I thought a lot about what Ms. Roiphe wrote and, of course,...

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Losing a Friend is Not Only Heartbreaking – It’s Life Changing

My wife and I suffered the loss of a best friend. All of us miss terribly the person we knew and loved for some 30 years. But we realize too, that we miss not only her, but also the future we will no longer have together.

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Done With DIY? Try DIFM

By Bart Astor   I just read that Home Depot, the mecca for do-it-yourselfers, is realizing that we boomers may now be less interested in DIY and more interested in DIFM (that’s “Do it for Me.”). How very smart of them. Despite having more free time on our hands,...

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Be Idle – Then Create

By Bart Astor   When you’re overwhelmed with stuff—all the life and business things that make up your daily routine—you usually don’t feel too creative. There’s a gap that grows between your psyche and your spirit. It gnaws at you. You can’t even put a finger on what or...

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