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4 Easy Ways to Make New Friends in Retirement

Who does not like those great looking doctors on TV. Plus, medical television shows are filled with drama, romance, and life-and-death situations.

5 Things TV Doctors Always Get Wrong

Who does not like those great looking doctors on TV. Plus, medical television shows are filled with drama, romance, and life-and-death situations.

Downsizing Seasonally – As the Seasons Change So Should Your Closet (and Your Garage/Shed)

If your closet is a chaotic mess, it might be time to try some seasonal downsizing. All it takes is an afternoon or two and the right frame of mind – and perhaps a little caffeine! The following guidelines can help streamline this often important dive into the inner recesses of your closet.

What’s for Dinner?

What’s your favorite restaurant? Ancient Greeks and Romans went to thermoplia – small cook shops. 11th century Chinese loved their teahouses. The first “modern” western restaurant was the Parisian Boulanger, established in 1765. Delmonico’s in New York (1827) and Union Oyster House in Boston (1826) both claim to be America’s first restaurant....Read More

6 Retirement Hobbies That Make Money

Getting a side job after your retirement that will help you pay the bills is a great idea. These hobbies aren't going to make anyone rich, but can give you additional spending money.

If Not Now, When?

My son texted me.  As he put it, “This is a really sad FYI.”  When my son was too old for pre-school but too young to be left alone at home while I went to work, Judy appeared like a miracle.  She lived near us, with a son the same age as mine, in the same school. Oh my.  But most important, she was a gem – a treasure, a sweetheart.  She loved her ...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

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

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

Security or Adventure – The Price, The Reward!

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Helen Keller Recently I have been reading a book called Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. You may have heard of it. The t...Read More

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