Maiden and Last Name: Zucker Hertzman
Address: 6406 Hillmead Rd
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT WORK STATUS?
Work full-time ? Work part-time X Part-time Retired ? Years__35+_
Never worked outside the home ?
ARE YOU STILL IN TOUCH WITH SOME OF YOUR NBHS FRIENDS?
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR LEISURE TIME? (Check all that apply)
Volunteer Work yes Exercise/Active Sports yesSpectator Sports no Attend Movies yes
Go to concerts/plays/museums yes Visit Family/Grandchildren yes Watch TV no
Surf the Web/Play computer games no Arts and crafts noHome improvement projects no
Other: For the past 3 years, have taken violin lessons after not playing for 50+ years
DO YOU USE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES? (Check all that apply)
Computer yes Cell Phone yes Text messaging no
Smart Phone ( Blackberry/iPhone) no iPod no Kindle no
SUMMARIZE YOUR CAREER/PERSONAL PATH OVER THE LAST FIFTY YEARS.
After majoring in American Studies at Smith and getting an MAT at Harvard to teach English, I decided that I wasn't suited for the classroom. Instead, a research job where I was interviewing then interested me in working with people one-on-one. I entered a doctoral program at Boston University in Counseling Psychology and became a psychologist. Most of my career, I've run my own private practice where I see the whole age range, from young children and adolescents to seniors. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career and feel I've learned as much or more from my patients about life as they've learned ways to manage their various experiences through our sessions. I have cut back so as to have more leisure time, but am nowhere near ready to retire entirely since I don't know what I'd do that I enjoy more. I hope I'll know when to retire if I'm no longer serving my patients well.
WHICH NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EVENTS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED/IMPACTED
HIGH SCHOOL? Negative Impact: Kennedy's Assasination, The Vietnam War, Watergate, Clinton's Impeachment, 9/11, Bush Administration's stance on torture.
Positive Impact: U.S. Moon Landing, Israel's survival/development, Major Scientific Achievements such as the discovery of DNA, Election of President Obama.
WHAT PERSONAL EVENTS IMPACTED YOU THE MOST? As we age, the loss of parents and of some friends has felt profoundly sad. Deaths at a young age or, as I call them, 'deaths out of time' have been the hardest. I was fortunate in that my wonderful parents both lived into their 80's and I had four years where my Mom lived nearby so I had the opportunity to become closer to her and have her model for me how to age and even die with grace. A strong marriage and the rearing of our two children were central and incredibly important. So they continue to be. We spend a lot of time visiting our children and five grandchildren who live in Pittsburgh and Boston now. My husband Marc and I continue to cherish our time together and we continue to find new activities we both enjoy, our latest being ballroom dancing. (No, we're not ever going to be on Dancing with the Stars!)
WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST HOPES AND CONCERNS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS? I have great concerns about the potential demise of the newspaper industry as we know it and fear that the loss of investigative reporting that keeps our country more informed could fragment and doom our free society. I hope I'm wrong and that the Internet will replace newspaper in a constructive way, though I don't like the idea of giving up my morning paper to my computer. I'm also concerned that children's social development will be compromised by too much impersonal socializing on the net.
However, I am generally an optimistic worrier so my concerns morph into the hope that our talented children and grandchildren will find ways to stem the ills of the world and make positive strides into their future.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN YOUR FUTURE? More time with husband, children, grandchildren, friends. Continuing to learn. Hopefully aging gracefully. Reconnecting with old friends at our 50th!
WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIAL OR MOST OUTSTANDING MEMORIES
FROM OUR YEARS AT NBHS?
Lively lunch discussions and laughs with friends beneath the pipes of our hideous basement cafeteria; almost hitting the vice principal with trash as we hurled it into the trash bin (he laughed); dedicated teachers; our wonderful, very diverse group of friends from many different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.