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Bruce Koeppl

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The Rhythm of Community & Piedmont Park, Atlanta

The Rhythm of Community & Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Posted on 10/15/2013 by | AARP MW Region | Comments

It’s Sunday afternoon and I was twerked off because I needed to travel for work. Again. I just returned home Thursday and here I was, just two days later, headed for Atlanta and the AARP Annual Life@50 event. I have been to Atlanta in the past, but hadn’t really experienced much of the city. Once there, despite my reticence, I decided to use the opportunity to explore. I’ve taken to using motorized scooters to make it easier for me to …

Life is Change  - Recent Life Musings Set to Song

Life is Change – Recent Life Musings Set to Song

Posted on 10/3/2013 by | AARP MW Region | Comments

I have been unsettled for the last couple weeks. I haven’t really been able to put my finger on what’s bothering me. As I drove around Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota (all a part of the job of being an RVP that manages 6 states) I had plenty of windshield time to think about what’s making me a little sad and anxious. It wasn’t making any sense, work has been going well. I had spent a great couple of days …

I Have Always Believed In Dreams

I Have Always Believed In Dreams

Posted on 09/18/2013 by | AARP MW Region | Comments

Watching coverage of the 50th Anniversary  Dr. King’s, “I have a dream speech” brought a flood of memories and reflection.  I was 6 years old when Dr. King gave that speech. I was a long way from DC and a long way from understanding the significance of Dr. King’s speech. In 1963 I think I knew two African Americans and one Hispanic boy in school, my world was pretty homogenized. I did have some grasp of diversity because my folks …

If Only We Think We Can!

If Only We Think We Can!

Posted on 09/12/2013 by | AARP MW Region | Comments

In mid-August I celebrated 20 years working at AARP. Twenty years?! Really? On September 11th I turned 56 years old. Wow.  As I reflect on these milestones I realize I’m right smack dab in the middle of two groups that AARP is focused on. Age-wise I’m part of the Boomer generation. My generation has changed every American institution it has touched and now as a group we are changing how we age. As a worker, I have begun to feel the tugs of …