Decades: Don, Age 90

Don was in education for 40+ years, as a high school teacher, principal, and college professor. However, his education experience began in a one room rural elementary school, with no electricity and no running water!  He is a native Minnesotan who lives in St. Cloud.     Think of a specific time you felt joy. […]

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Decades: Libby, Age 84

Libby worked as a speech therapist in the public schools for 38 years. During that time, she spent two years teaching at a military base in Germany. Although she never had any of her own, she absolutely loves kids.     1. Think of a specific time you felt joy. What was going on, and […]

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Decades: Zeynep, Age 70

At seventy years old, Zeynep Aytaç is a mother, grandmother, and cat lover who lives in Istanbul. She was interviewed by her 14-year-old granddaughter, Selin, who recorded and translated her grandmother’s answers.   1. Think of a specific time you felt joy. What was going on, and why were you so happy in that moment? […]

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Decades: Smokey, Age 67

Smokey is a retired registered nurse who spent most of his career helping children and teens with mental health and chemical abuse issues. Retirement has freed him to restore cars, play with electronics, and attack projects long neglected.     1. Think of a specific time you felt joy. What was going on, and why were […]

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Decades: Emma, Age 10

For the next few weeks, I’ll be running a series of blog posts, each one featuring a representative from a different decade of life. Each subject will respond to the same five questions. As readers, we get to consider in which ways the answers differ due to age and in which ways they differ due […]

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