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Hot Coffee on the Boulevard

It’s Friday, time for another edition of Hot Coffee on the Boulevard! Have a great weekend.

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Kelly Corrigan’s memoir of her relationship with her mother sounds like something Sharon wants to read. Check out Glitter and Glue.

Also on Sharon’s list – The Wives of Los Alamos

Helene Cohen Bludman of the blog Books is Wonderful recommends two books – and we trust her opinion!

If you’re looking for a place to retire, this excellent article on the AARP website has more than just pictures – there’s all kinds of great info to help you find your dream city.

If you’re not ready to retire, here are some of the best places to work, also courtesy of AARP.

Mystery writer Lynn Shepherd throws down on J.K. Rowling, says “Stick with kiddie lit!”

This piece in the New York Times Modern Love section this week was especially lovely.

Sharon fell in love with Diorshow mascara on a recent trip to Nordstrom.

The website is a fun way to shop – and get a surprise – as often as you like.

Is the internet killing the feminist community?

Watch Seth Rogen speak with gentle humor and eloquence about his mother-in-law’s battle with Alzheimer’s. Deaths from Alzheimer’s are increasing at a dramatic, wretched pace.

The app Tripcase is a wonderful tool for planning a vacation.

Judy Freedman is doing the Jewish girl whine – “I wanna go to Mi-AM-i!” Considering the weather where she lives, we don’t blame her one bit! 

Nothing like Legos to make the best picture movies seem a little less serious…

Take a trip down memory lane with this montage of the Oscar winning songs for every year from 1960 – 1990. Remember “You Light Up My Life?” Yeah, neither did we!

Sharon Greenthal

Sharon's blog, Empty House Full Mind, focuses on observations of the world from the midlife empty nest. Sharon is the Young Adults Expert on Sharon writes for the Huffington Post and Purple Clover. Sharon is the mother of two grown children - a daughter, 26 and a son, 24. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Instagram: sharongreenthal

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Susan Williams

Friday 28th of February 2014

I used to belt out You Light Up My Life at the top of my lungs into my curling iron/microphone. Perfect for the true romantic, back in the day!

Joan Stommen

Friday 28th of February 2014

Oh how perfect this is with my morning coffee, Sharon! Genius idea. The AARP info I'm glad to find.....and listening to the movie songs took me way back with happy memories. Well done....again!

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