March 2018 Publisher’s Note

In Maine we learn how to be survivors. Staying active with both body and mind is critical.

It is more than appropriate, therefore, that the oldest winner of the CBS reality TV show Survivor is a man from Maine. We also know that it is not just about winning, but how we play the game that counts. So in addition to winning $1,000,000 as the “survivor”, our Maine senior, Bob Crowley won an additional $100,000 as the “player of the season”. Read the article and see why Crowley is a winner in our book.

In keeping our minds active, books can play an important role. They also make for great gifts. Hunter Howe elaborates on this theme in his From the Porch column. I enjoyed it very much and it compels me to share with you a story about when I first received an adult book as a gift.

One of my Dad’s good friends gifted me his Black’s Law Dictionary because at 14 years old, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. The inscription on the first page read:

To David Nealley with best wishes,from his senior partner. Herb Ginn, Christmas 1975

Ever since, the phrase “senior partner” has been of great importance to me. It connotes one with credential, experience; one to look up to and learn from.

I have kept that book with me over the years and it now sits on a bookshelf in my office. One could speculate as to how it may have influenced Maine Seniors Magazine, yet one thing is for sure… I have a profound respect for the contributions of all of our senior partners.

—David S. Nealley, Publisher