Bucket List by Ted Scott

I think the last time I ever made a big to-do list was when I was 17 and a freshman in college. The items on my list were largely professional ambitions and within three or four months I had forgotten everything on the list. I doubt I ever accomplished any of them, as I kind of reacted my way through life. I wasn’t anything like Lou Holtz who made a very ambitious list at an early stage in his football coaching career. When he retired from his lifetime appointment as head coach at Notre Dame about 15 years ago, he claimed to have achieved all but five or six of the 107 items on the list. His list included things like being invited to the White House for dinner, winning a national championship in football and being head coach at Notre Dame. Continue reading

Greenfield Senior Center Writers by Janet Keyes

The writing group at the Greenfield Senior Center has had an exciting year. While setting up this website, Lori Thatcher asked us to come up with a name for the group. We deliberated and agreed upon Well Done Writers, a play on words indicating both our location, the Weldon House, and our senior status. The Well Done Writers’ website features memoir, poetry, personal essay and fiction written by our members.
In the Senior News Calendar, we will still be called the “Writing Group” to make it easy for new people to find us in the computer at the senior center. We definitely welcome newcomers at any time, for one session or for a whole season. If you have never written before or if you have always recorded your memories or thoughts, now is the time to dive right in.
Our newest project will be geared towards “days” –ordinary days, early days, working days, etc. Publication date to be announced.
We appreciate all the help and encouragement the Council on Aging has provided.