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  • ELDR
  • Fall 2008
  • Mathew's Mission: Doctor on the go
ELDR Fall 2008

Dr. Mathew Skaria isn’t tired. But he should be. Mathew is a physician and a workaholic—a nomad who travels the world to treat the sick and underserved. It’s early June, and he is on his way to an Indian reservation near Louisville, Kentucky. He had hoped to be back in Kenya by now, but the country’s recent political conflicts have put his project behind schedule.

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  • ELDR
  • Spring 2008
  • Love After Sixty
ELDR Spring 2008

Len, 80, and Joyce, 75, live in the Boston area and have been dating for more than 10 years. Len, who was widowed after 44 years, says his wife's illness stifled intimacy for the last part of his marriage. But when he kissed Joyce goodnight after their first date,"it woke something up in both of us." "We’re hot stuff together," he gushes.

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  • ELDR
  • Winter 2007/2008
  • North Beach Poet
ELDR Winter 2007/2008

George Tsongas lives to write and writes to live. It's a simple formula for a feisty, full-blooded 80-year-old poet, and it works. He writes from his small, two-room studio, favoring hard work over inspiration. He owns nothing that plugs in. The only way to reach him is to leave a message with the baristas at Cafe Trieste, his favorite North Beach hangout.

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