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Fredericksburg, TX: Always a Great Time To Visit!

Small town Texas? Forget your stereotypes. Fredericksburg, Texas has nary a ten-gallon hat in sight. Instead, this wonderful town on the edge of Texas Hill country is filled with wineries, art galleries, culture, fine dining and history. Simply put, it is a sophisticated and fascinating artsy town well worth a visit.   The area was settled in ...Read More

After the Heart Attack – The End of Intimacy?

A heart attack is a common and serious health issue. But it doesn’t have to prevent you from having a satisfying sexual relationship with your partner. According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. While many women think heart disease is something that only happens to men, 1 in 3 wom...Read More

5 Ways Tech Is Changing Retirement

Key Points The latest technological advances are making it easier to age in your own home Many health issues can be remotely monitored, rather than relying on in-home help Help protect your (or your parents’) accounts with customizable alert technology There was a time when growing older meant relying on family or hired help to assist with health, ...Read More

The 3 WORST Words: Activating Your Device!

WARNING… The following contains disturbing graphic scenes: a middle-aged married couple trying to setup their new cell phones. Enough said. For the life of me I don’t know what got into Jan. But right out of the clear blue she piped up, “Gary, lets set up the new his and hers iPhones we bought.” So, I did what was natural. I gathered myself; took a...Read More

Tax Reform: How the New Tax Law May Impact You

Recently, Congress passed a new tax reform bill. Analysts at Ameriprise Financial have identified some areas that may affect taxpayers now and in the future. Tax rates and brackets The law reduces tax rates and adjusts income brackets for taxpayers, including individual filers and married couples filing jointly. However, the number of individual ta...Read More

Are You Nuts?

Nuts are good for you. Experts say we should eat more nuts to live longer. Those crunchy little nuggets demand to be regulars in our lives. You can get them in any supermarket or, if you’re so inclined, go premium, natural, or organic. They’re plain, raw, roasted, salted, or served in the shell – all very respectable. Nutella and fudge nut br...Read More

Hooked on Adventure

At nineteen years of age, it was the trip of my lifetime. One of my very first travel adventures was in the early 70s when I went cross country as a passenger on a motorcycle. My parents were probably terrified for me, but my boyfriend was a good driver, gasoline was $0.29 a gallon, I had $400 in cash and a plastic coat. What could go wrong? Leavin...Read More

The Amazing Cell-Phone Diet!

Me? I haven’t been able to control my enthusiasm. My wife? She can’t contain her sarcasm. “Gary please tell me you’re running around the house because you’re excited that for once you remembered to put the toilet seat down!” Actually it’s better; much better. I am about to join the list of great inventors–people who have brought about transformatio...Read More

Is Marriage Good For Your Health?

A 2006 article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that people who have never married have the highest risk of death in the United States. The study also found that compared with married people, people divorced or separated are 27% more likely to die, and people who have never married 58% more likely to die. But what...Read More

Help! There’s Someone in My Sandbox!!!

My husband just retired. He’s a great guy. I love him dearly. He just doesn’t belong in my sandbox. There’s an old saying, “I married you for better or worse, not for lunch.” Now I know the truth in those words. In Japan, it’s estimated that 60% of the older female population suffer from RHS – Retired Husband Syndrome. ABC News described the sympto...Read More

We Are Grand!

It began before they were born. We had the critical job of choosing names. Not names for the shadowy figures in the sonograms but names for ourselves. Grandma and Grandpa? Gemma and Poppa? Glamma and Pops? To the horror of our kids we chose Nana and Poppy. They hated it instantly. That should have been a sign. After all, what do we know about babie...Read More

With Only A Few Sleeps Until Christmas….

Yikes! Some things happen in the blink of an eyelash–like when you are prepping the night before your colonoscopy and you drink that cocktail from the pharmacist. “OMG! LOOK OUT DEAR I HAVE TO GO THE BATHROOM… NOW!!!” Christmas is much the same. There is so much shopping to do, baking to be done, and more running around than your dog going in circl...Read More

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