My Second Act

Spin White Gold into Yarn

By Janna Feldman~ A gallon of milk weighs about 8.6 pounds, depending on whether it is whole milk (heavier) or skim (lighter). In the United States, a “hundredweight” is a unit of mass equal to 100 pounds. The last time I checked, cow milk sells for $12.00 per hundredweight, goat milk sells for $25.00 per

Friendship Goes Gluten-Free

By Kerri Smith~ Good food makes people happy. This simple statement has transformed the lives of Trisha Johnson and Shan O’Polka. They met at work more than 30 years ago and instantly bonded over their love of food. For Trisha, it’s the delight she takes in feeding people — the pure joy that only a

Making a Feature Film in Dallas

By K. C. Bailey~ It all started with a challenge from my husband. We were watching a movie with a scene of an attack against a woman that was so disturbing I left the room. When I returned, I complained that movies never seemed to show women getting the upper hand or taking revenge. My

Living My 2nd Act

Onward and Upward to New Adventures By Rosari Birmingham~  Retirement. Oh, I do not like that word, and I never did! The first thing I did when I “retired” from 22 years as an educator in the Dallas ISD School District was tear up my DISD calling cards and replace them with new, fresh, colorful

Tennessee River View provides reflection and inspiration | Photo by Bobbie Noreen

It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Best Life

Bobbie Noreen proves how that is possible decade after decade. By Meggan Taylor, Contributing writer ~ Bobbie Noreen is an award-winning real estate broker, manager, agent, author, and real estate, educator based in Nashville, TN. Bobbie has worked in real estate since 1975. She had her own company, Legacy Properties, LLC, and worked as the

Living “La Pura Vida” in Costa Rica

By Alma O. Garcia ~ Last summer, I wrote an article for this publication describing “My Second Act” of reinventing myself, becoming a minimalist, selling/giving away everything, and moving to Costa Rica. This is the sequel to the journey. After my article was published, my mom, who had been challenged with dementia, died peacefully in

A Time to Live, A Time to Give

What Perseverance Means to Me By Yvonne Crum, Founder, Fashion Stars for a Cause ~ I often wonder where strength comes from in people’s lives. Why is it easier for some to battle life’s darkest times and most profound disappointments and harder for others? When I look back on my life, I know I could

Our Transition from a Home to a Floating Tiny House

By Betsi Hill | Photos by Jim Hill ~  It was a cold weekend in mid-December — with temperatures in the low 30s — when my husband, Jim, and I headed to Annapolis, Maryland, to look at a 47-foot sailing catamaran. We left our home in Virginia Beach before the sun came up and made

Have Guts, Will Travel

By James Lewis ~ She danced with death and won. Now, Linda Eicher is a successful actor. At the age of 57, Linda emerged from a grueling battle with breast cancer and decided to follow the advice she gave her grown kids: find your passion, and you’ll never have to worry about a paycheck. She

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