Several years ago, twelve-year-old Keira and her grandfather, Papa, formed the Keira and Papa Detective Agency. It all started when Keira found a magic hat that gave her Google-like powers.
Their detective agency is often hired by the U.S. government’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to solve their most difficult cases.
Today is […]
Voices of Experience: Grandparents, Retirees, and Members of the Baby Boomer Generation are Stepping Up to Make a Difference
Think back to when you were a kid, and the challenges you may have faced growing up. If, like me, you are part of the Baby Boomer generation, you grew up through the civil rights and anti-war protests of the 1960s, a decade marked by massive social upheaval.
Yet everything we […]
This is fiction, any resemblance to real persons is unintentional, and real events and entities are used in a fictional way.
South Korea is hosting this year’s International Winter Championship. Tom King, retired chief of the New York police department, oversees security for the event. His record is impeccable—a genius with […]
We watched in horror as another school shooting unfolded, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This tragedy took the lives of 17 students and faculty February 14. In the immediate aftermath, the nation stood mesmerized as surviving students, articulate and determined, demanded that lawmakers not […]
Kids need their grandparents today more than ever. If you doubt it, think about all the ways having a close relationship with your grandkids can help safeguard them from the negative effects of peer pressure and social media.
It seems like just about every week we read about a new study […]
Happy New Year, everyone! What are you most looking forward to in 2018? I’m looking forward to a year of creating fun with my grandchildren.
My granddaughter Keira Ely and I will be publishing a new installment of The Keira and Papa Detective Agency series, “The Case of the Golden Key.” […]
If you are fortunate enough to have grandkids, you know what a treasure they are. They brighten your life with their smiles and laughter and help keep you active, playful and energized. And you can play an important role in their lives by being an emotional rock, a wise friend […]
Sophia successfully spells her final word: “R-O-T-I-S-S-E-R-I-E.”
The Charleston Middle School Spelling Bee crowd cheers wildly. But to her, it doesn’t seem fair, since she sees the word Rotisserie over the roasting chickens every time she and her mom go to the grocery store. However, she decides she’d worked hard for […]
Being a grandparent is a uniquely powerful way to experience personal connection, family relationships, generational bonding and so much more. Here are three of the most meaningful ways grandparenting can impact your life, your health, and your overall well-being: