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What becoming a widow taught me about living through this

What becoming a widow taught me about living through this

Life as I knew it ended when my husband died -- 40 years after we married while still in college.  For the first time in my life, I joined the category of people living alone -- larger now than at any time in our history. I struggled to begin a new life without him....

Life after COVID-19: Is it time for your second act?

Life after COVID-19: Is it time for your second act?

 With a looming economic meltdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are estimates that the United States’ unemployment rate could rise to 15%, 20% or even 30% in the coming weeks. That will mean millions of people are unemployed and looking for work. But as...

Encore Fellowships can be virtual, too

Encore Fellowships can be virtual, too

There’s nothing like a pandemic to illustrate the value of experienced, virtual help. Encore Fellowships match skilled, seasoned professionals with social sector organizations in high-impact, paid engagements lasting from six months to one year. Since 2009,...

Silver linings

Silver linings

Credit: Frank Gallagher. Like you, I am rattled. I’m 61 and have type 2 diabetes, putting me in a high-risk group. I’m at home, along with my wife, Leslie, three kids (ages 10, 12 and 14) and two dogs, navigating crowded quarters. My mother, 84, lives thousands of...

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