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Published: 2015-11-06T05:30:00-08:00


ANNOUNCEMENT: The Elder Storytelling Place Retires


You may have noticed that the addendum that is posted at the bottom of each story inviting readers to send in their own contributions has been missing this week. That is because The Elder Storytelling Place has arrived at the...



By Marc Leavitt of Marc Leavitt's Blog [On reading The New Yorker’s “Goings on about Town” in my wheelchair] New York is such a walking town, How could I ever get around? They have Otello at the Met, I’d like...



By Henry Lowenstern When my dentist pulled the tooth from my jaw, down to its roots, he left a gap in my dental map that has become of little use.

If You Can't Go Up, Go Under


By Clifford Rothband I have met and dealt with some wealthy people, some famous because the media wrote about incredible feats they may have accomplished. Or maybe these folk just had a message to give, sort of a like seeing...

I Love Talent


By Arlene Corwin of Arlene Corwin Poetry I love talent! Just love alent! Talent is an ace, A grace – A freebee, Blessing, Something that you get for nothing; Something that’s a bank, a chest Of treasures And a toolbox...

The Politician


By Marc Leavitt of Marc Leavitt's Blog Every slippery politician Has a partisan position, But he’ll soften it with euphemism To hide his rabid party-ism. He’ll sweet-talk voters very well To sell stuff that he’s told to sell, And he’ll...

The Party


By Vicki E. Jones The year was 1969, and I was a graduate student living in an old dormitory where graduate students lived two per tiny apartment. My roommate was named Helen and she looked exactly like a blonde-haired, blue-eyed...

I Can Always Be Right; Sometimes Left is Better


By Clifford Rothband We use two GPS's full time in our car and AAA auto club. They have great tour guide maps and books. A lesson my wife learned about touring is that we never go wrong. Getting lost is...

Weight Watcher


By Henry Lowenstern Oprah threw her weight around and miraculously found, that with her luck, the stock went up with every pound [INVITATION: All elders, 50 and older, are welcome to submit stories for this blog. They can be fiction,...

Chokecherry Cordial


By Janet Thompson Waiting to be picked up, maybe for the last time, on my kitchen counter rests a 10-ounce, clear bottle. A red satin ribbon crosses in front from around the neck over a gold-bordered, off-white label announcing Private...