WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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raise your hand if you've ever been guilty of uttering the following words to your chil- dren or other young people: "When I was your age …" My kids would grimace when I would say things like, "When I was your age, I typed a 200-page term paper on a manual typewriter!" Or, "When I was your age and I wanted to talk to someone, I picked up the telephone and dialed their number." And how about this one: "When I was your age, I was paid 50 cents an hour to babysit." My kids would patiently listen, nod their heads, and then one of them would inevitably say, "Okay, Mom, and why was that a good thing?" Many of us, regardless of our age, like to reminisce and wistfully think back to a time when life seemed to be less complicated and our relationships with others were more personal. With technology changing almost daily and life moving forward at a frantic pace, it's difficult to think about what the future may bring and it's sometimes easier to hold onto the past. In this issue, as part of our celebration of WellesleyWeston Magazine's ten-year anniversary, we decided that instead of looking back in time, we'd look ahead. In the article, "A Trip to 2025," writer Steve Maas peers into his crystal ball and attempts to predict the future of life in our towns ten years from now. He talks with local experts about trends and their predictions for education, housing, shopping, transportation, and recreation. I think you'll find this article especially interesting, and, to keep the conversation going, we would love to hear from you about your predictions for the future. Please email them to me at jill@wellesleywestonmagazine.com. Another topic that we may not like to think about but, unfortunately, affects way too many of us, is breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the subject will be in the news with pink ribbons displayed, information disseminated, and fundraisers held. But it's a rare opportunity that one gets to read an in-depth, descriptive account of the breast cancer journey from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. Our longtime writer Lisa Henderson shares her very personal story with us and I know you'll find her words meaningful and helpful. There's nothing like a crisp, fall day in New England, and many of the articles in this issue will inspire you to make the most out of this special season. Our Ten Tips will help you and your family prepare for the school year ahead. And if college is on the horizon for someone in your family, you'll want to read our Forum article by Weston resident Terry Greene Clarke, who shares some steps to take the stress out of the college application and admissions process. Enjoy! 14 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 editor's letter J I L L N I L S E N jill@wellesleywestonmagazine.com C A R O L Y N R O S S

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