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Senior Momentum by Zoë Tummillo

Zoë Tummillo writes from the perspective of a person with a wealth of experience that she wants to share with readers. You can email her at:writingservice@earthlink.net

 

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2020-04-20Apr 20, 2020

The vibrant Sonoma County farm advocates rallied. Web sites, starting with the Farm Trails website, displayed offerings from local farms. Zoom calls presented discussions about how to install new CSA software. Responding to a surge of requests for food boxes, farmers, devastated by loss of their primary markets, the restaurants and the schools, switched to food deliveries and doubled their Community Supported Agriculture, taking orders and preparing weekly food boxes for pick-up at the entrance to the farm or in new locations.

2020-04-19Apr 19, 2020

We are all part of this dance.   Our entire social fabric is radically changing and evolving in the face of this Pandemic. Nothing of the greater assumptions of our external social patterning will be as it was before this pandemic.  And, that influence will inevitably impact the design of our internal social and familial patterns and practices as well.

2020-03-19Mar 19, 2020

When a true disaster threat shows up on our personal doorsteps, our real priorities have a magical way of identifying and revealing themselves — because the heat’s on.  Things that truly terrify us are clearly defined when we suddenly realize there is a stranger in our midst that we cannot see and that needs us as hosts for its own awful survival!  That can get your attention. Consciously or unconsciously, something changes in our outlook.

 

2020-02-18Feb 18, 2020

When “later “arrives, we have labels for it.  I guess it makes it easier if we bag it into a category that makes it OK.  When later arrives, it usually means a transition is imminent.  Sooner or later, some challenging transition confronts every one of us, and in a lifetime, there can be many.

2019-12-29Dec 29, 2019

An old Navy friend used that term, and I have found myself thinking it frequently in the last three years, oftener in recent months.    Steady on, he said, implied continuing to move forward, no matter what, while also grappling with whatever challenges your particular “sea” presents. I dig deep into the integrity that I know lies in our Constitution and I cheer myself up by trusting that. 

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