man & woman walking together away

Life After the Love of Your Life Retires & (Oh God!) You’re Spending All of Your Time Together

Spending all day with the person you love, doing what you’ve both talked and dreamed about for years, sharing meals without the noise and confusion of a family all around, laying your head down next to that person each night knowing you’ll wake up together and live the dream all over again sounds so… WHAT??? The[…]

Janet Krier Riccobono portrait by Lisa Levart

Janet Riccobono

Janet retired from Verizon after 31 years as a, trainer, coach, and sales person on the same day as her life partner, Rob.  She then went on to become a Certified Life Coach and opened her business, New Life at Mid Life where she developed her wellness program called ALIVE & Well. ALIVE = A[…]

Early afternoon walk

This is What I Wrote When I Launched Women At Woodstock 7 Years Ago

Three years ago I was sitting in my hotel room in Simi Valley, sipping an early-morning cup of coffee and enjoying the sunshine and the quiet, and the warm memory of the past night’s joyously raucous celebration at the wedding of the son of my dear old friends Joan and Terry. I was thinking about[…]

Ann Voorhees Baker and Diane Stark

“Change of Lanes” – A Reading of My Short Story at the Book Launch in Mendocino

I was honored to be asked to read my flash fiction short story, “Change of Lanes” at the launch party earlier this month in Mendocino for this year’s edition of the Noyo River Review, the journal in which it was being published. So, I decided to make a weekend out of it: I took the[…]

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