Inspired by the hundreds of people -- grandmothers and grandfathers, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives -- I'm working on a new book -- working title: Romance Reinvented: A Close Look at Long Marriages. If you'd like to contribute your insights, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In late October, I traveled to Gulf Shores, Alabama, to speak at the 4th Annual Regional Generational Resiliency Conference with a presentation on "The A-E-I-O-U's of Being Fully Alive." Based on the conference theme of "Live Long and Prosper," I talked about the health benefits of being adaptable, energetic, open, involved and unsinkable. Enjoyed a little local cuisine -- and meeting the gator! -- the night before with professionals from University of South Alabama and University of West Florida. Great conference with a lively, engaged audience!
One Tuesday, November 8, The New York Times facebook page streamed a live interview with our group of Hillary's high school friends. The media is so interested in what influences formed the person she is today -- and of course, we had the same influences.
Amazing chef and owner of i Ricchi, Christianne Ricchi(who is also a devoted grandmother...) hosted an event for Good to Be Grand on a beautiful July evening in Washington, D.C. -- complete with Tuscan hors d'oeuvres!
M. Judson Bookseller (a beautiful bookshop opened lovingly in September 2015 in Greenville, S.C.), took a creative approach to Mother's Day 2016: a musical celebration of Mothers, Grandmothers and Others with a collaboration between local musician Charles Hedgepath and me, as author of Good to Be Grand.
We launched Good to Be Grand in a grand way on April 12. Friends and readers, whether already grandparents or not -- gathered to celebrate 29 months of research, writing and production. Ipulled some grandparenting "necessities" out of a special "grand bag" and we had a conversation about what today's grandparenting is all about.Read More
Saturday, June 4, 11 am -- Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook, Illinois,
In honor of Father's Day, a celebration and conversation about A New Day for Granddads and the Secrets to Successful Grand-Partnering.
Tuesday, May 3 -- River House Books in Carmel, California
A look at what grandparents need in their "bag of tricks."
Sunday, April 24 - M. Judson Bookseller in Greenville, South Carolina
A Lit/Live event about "Mothers" (and Grandmothers, too) Music and readings in collaboration with talented musician Charles Hedgepath
Cheryl Harbour was interviewed by Tamara Keith, NPR White House Correspondent, for NPR's series "Journey Home." Harbour and other longtime friends of Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about growing up with Hillary in Park Ridge, Illinois. Originally aired in November 2015, the interview has replayed occasionally as an NPR "encore."Read More