Archive | Laurie’s Scribbles

Laurie stone with sons

How Do You Raise a Gentleman in This Aggressive World?

You know a gentleman when you see him. And I’m not talking Pierce Brosnan in a dinner jacket. I’ve seen scruffy dudes in jeans and beards who are gentlemen.

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Laurie's Scribbles10 Comments

IMG_0939

Inside The Crazy, Mixed-up World of Retirement

Life is backwards these days. In what seemed like seconds, I went from many years of my husband Randy away on business to the kids gone and Randy home.

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Laurie's Scribbles6 Comments

IMG_4198

A New Guilty Pleasure: I Just Want to be Alone

You know when you start doing something and at first it feels strange, but then you grow to love it? You look around and wonder if you’re the only weirdo doing this?

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Laurie's Scribbles12 Comments

Lauriemombeer copy

Can Life Begin at 80? My Mother’s Did

You think life is one way, but then realize it’s not. In fact, it’s different than you imagined.

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Laurie's Scribbles4 Comments

FullSizeRender

Four Signs You’re Watching Too Much News

You know the feeling. If you see one more all red, all caps “Breaking News” flash, you’re gonna blow. There’s too much coming at us too often.

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Laurie's Scribbles24 Comments

Laurie with her father

How Do You Become a Really Good Daughter?

I pick up the electric shaver. “I don’t want to hurt you,” I say to my Dad. I’ve never shaved a man before.

Read the full story

Posted in Family Care, Features, Laurie's Scribbles14 Comments