Articles written by: Barbara Moser

A word to the staff, from Senior Times publisher Barbara Moser
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A word to the staff, from Senior Times publisher Barbara Moser

“I’m a teacher, not a publisher,” I told my brother. “I know nothing about journalism.” He said: “I’ll teach you.”

How the ‘power of the elderly’ has shifted over 30 years
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How the ‘power of the elderly’ has shifted over 30 years

We were too young then to know that “elderly” is a word we would never want to use to describe ourselves.

What’s in the name of a newspaper?
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What’s in the name of a newspaper?

When I decided on the name for this paper I was 35. Now I am 67, going on 35.

Ecuador: There’s something fishy going on in La Libertad
Travel

Ecuador: There’s something fishy going on in La Libertad

The dishes we most enjoyed in Ecuador this summer were from the sea.

The unexpected joys of learning a new language later in life
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The unexpected joys of learning a new language later in life

I’m not saying it’s easy. I’ve been at it for seven years now and I’m still learning my third/fourth language — Spanish.

El Arupo Hostale in Mariscal, Quito where we spent our first three days. David and Rufus got along
famously.
Travel

Times and Places: The adventures of Rufus in Ecuador

On our fourth expedition to Ecuador we have brought along our mascota (pet in Spanish) Rufus.

Barbie exhibit in Montreal: My namesake struts her stuff
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Barbie exhibit in Montreal: My namesake struts her stuff

I was 11 when I first heard about Barbie Dolls. Too old to get one but somehow connected because my nickname was Barbi.

Moving Day countdown: Be generous to yourself and others when decluttering
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Moving Day countdown: Be generous to yourself and others when decluttering

When my real estate agent walked into my house to discuss putting it on the market, the first thing she said was: “80 per cent of this will have to go.”

Moving house hits close to home for Senior Times publisher
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Moving house hits close to home for Senior Times publisher

When I made the decision to sell my house, I hadn’t realized the impact it would have.

Photo by Paul Lampert
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