Carolina Meadows Blog

blog-volunteers

The Meadows provides enough activities to satisfy most all proclivities. Some involve just the participants and have no further consequence. Other activities are directed at peers and are conducted by volunteers whose involvement is quite…

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blog-balancing

We know that cats can run along the top of a fence without falling off, but we don’t often wonder how they do that. Dr. William Hoole, from the Division of Speech and Hearing at…

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blog-eleanor

Photo: Judy Tilson   Not long ago I was walking our dog on the golf course—on a leash of course—and saw ninety-eight year old Eleanor Brooks teeing off on the 4th hole. It occurred to…

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blog-astronomy

October 8 lunar eclipse as captured by Erin Mohr Bianco in Maryland. Ordinarily, the Carolina Meadows golf course is deserted after dark. An exception occurred on October 8 during the cool, clear, pre-dawn hours.  Then,…

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blog-choices

Whoever thought retirement living would offer so many opportunities? I have no time to be bored at Carolina Meadows. Lectures and discussions, special interest groups, and exercise classes are going on all the time, but…

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blog-traveladventures

By the beginning of the eighteenth century the Grand Tour of continental Europe had become the generally accepted finishing school in the education of the English gentleman. As gender equality and affluence have spread, travel…

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