Into The Woods – Family Camping

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ ( When many of us were growing up, a family camping trip really meant roughing it.  Back then our folks would cram us and whatever gear we had into a sedan, or if we were lucky, a station wagon.  But with the advent of minivans and SUV’s […]

This SPUD’s No Dud – A Big Screen Fits in Your Pocket

  By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ ( I generally don’t write about products until they are available to consumers.  But every so often I see a new technology that I think is going to be so good for a 50+ audience that I think it’s worth writing about now.  This is one […]

Them’s the Brakes – Self Driving Cars Will Be the Standard

  By John R. Quain – Editor-At-Large Tech50+, These Cars Brake, Well,  For Everything The days of rear-end collisions on the road may soon be over—or at least significantly reduced. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that 20 automakers have committed to including automatic breaking technology as a standard feature on […]

PURSUING A PASSION: Instrumentalists of a different breed show off their love of music by Judy B. Smith, LOL contributing writer

For a city its size, Wilmington, NC, has proven to be both an astounding hot spot and a hidden treasure for music lovers. Opportunities to study, perform, educate, and attend concerts of multiple music genres abound. Among them is the OLLI New Horizons Concert Band, which will perform its spring show on April 25 at […]

EVOCATIVE IDIOTS: Thalian Association premieres the Green Day musical “American Idiot” by J. Carver, LOL contributing editor

  In 2010 David Loudermilk, artistic director for Thalian Association, was having brunch at the George with his friend, Polly Noble. Noble happened to be a dresser on the Broadway show “American Idiot”—the two-time Tony-winning musical based on the Green Day album of the same name. Noble got a call that Green Day’s guitarist and […]

APRIL PAGE TURNERS: Fiction and nonfiction reviews by Janet Oliver, LOL contributor

  “Morning,” the book reviewer said to her husband as he entered the kitchen. With a yawn, he replied in-kind. “Did you sleep well?” she asked. “Yes,” he replied. “Until that big thunderstorm woke me.” With surprise the reviewer questioned, “We had a thunderstorm?” “Well, yeah!” the husband grumpily replied. “I had to get up […]