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Do Not Disturb!

Most nights I have a terrible time falling asleep. My mind is never fully at rest. I turn on my ceiling fan…winter and summer…punch my pillow to mold it into my neck, pull up my quilt, get into position and close my eyes. It’s then I remember I have to phone Cynthia with directions to the restaurant we’re meeting at on Wednesday, work on a Letter o...Read More

Of Miniskirts and Political Correctness

Does what you wear matter?  Should it?  Why? We’re traveling and have limited cooking opportunities.  So, this morning I went out to get us come “grub.”  Stopped at the local donut shop. And – there she was. Long, long hair, all twisted in curls.  Mini skirt, leather gladiator sandals, sheer (very) blouse loosely covering a lacy brassiere leaving v...Read More

10 Hours

10 Hours – The total length of time I spent in the Emergency Room at Newton Memorial Hospital. Four of those hours I sat in the outer waiting room where my complaint of being unable to breath was accepted as trivial compared to that of the man who walked in carrying his finger in a jar. Three of those hours were spent on my back, on what the ...Read More

Where Do I Buy It? NOW!

My neighbor yelled at me because I put the garbage out two hours early. The guy behind me in a shiny black Dodge Ram honked at me because I stopped at a stop sign. The woman next in line in the supermarket growled because I was too slow digging out my credit card. Disgraced. Merriam-Webster defines disgraced as a source of shame – losing favor or s...Read More

Can Marriage Last Forever Even As We Live Longer?

People over the age of 50 are getting divorced at a higher rate in the US than previously. In the last three decades, the rate of divorce in the 50 plus population has doubled presenting a question to all of us – Can Marriage Last Forever Even As We Live Longer? The baby boomers who fell in love and got married during the 1960’s are the ones ...Read More

16 Anti-Aging Tips We Need to Know

For every woman over 55 who’s still spending money on dubious anti-aging pills and potions that promise miraculous results, there’s another who knows what it really takes to stay young-looking and healthy. This article will aim to help you become the latter.   Because the truth is, there are no anti-aging “tricks.” There are no fast miracles.   Whe...Read More

Do You REALLY Need $2 Million to Retire?

Billy and I like to keep informed about the topic of retirement from the perspective of money managers and those in the financial fields. Many of these pieces proclaim that you must save enough in your investments to throw off 80% of your current annual salary so that you can afford a comfortable life away from a job. Lots of them will say that you...Read More

Retirement Tips From “The Happiest Man In The World”

As we look at our retirement plan with concern, we realize that we need to continue working longer than we once imagined. For many Americans, modern- day retirement now includes working at least part-time. There are financial benefits, and it can help you stay active, engaged and happier during your retirement years. A recent New York Times documen...Read More

How To Give Your Retirement Relocation A Test Flight First

Maybe you are one of the many Americans who dream of moving to a perfect location where you’ll spend your retirement years. You are planning the perfect time when you will end your working days and turn them into more playful days. Have you ever considered taking a test flight to try out your dream location before you retire there? If you don...Read More

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