A boomer’s introspective, reflective, occasionally offbeat glimpse of life.

Share your wishes. Then go back to living.

Maybe the thought of completing an Advance Directive is too much for you to think about. But what about your loved ones? Will you leave your […]

Life is unpredictable. Have the conversation.

She was 19 when her parents divorced. Her father died soon after, the result of a “compassionate accident.” Questions about the next of kin presented challenges. […]

about Joan

I’m an accomplished nonprofit and business professional, who builds on opportunities to support the efforts of others. Experience includes: Marketing and Communications Manager, Director of Development, National Marketing Manager, and Director of Public Relations and Development; I’ve served as Executive Director, as Chief Development Officer and have experience and education in broadcast (radio) and print journalism. I am a committed community volunteer, serving as allocations chair and grants committee member for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, event chair for the Kirkwood Des Peres Chamber of Commerce; I offer communications, fundraising and other support to nonprofits throughout our community that exist to better the lives of people who need help.

As a blogger, I have a personal affinity for the perspectives, experiences and expectations of baby boomers and older adults but I love to write about all people, places, and things.

I hope to eventually play the cello I’ve owned for years; I appreciate the absurdity and joyfulness of life, and good people.

Joan E. Pace