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Vietnam – The Forgotten Cemetery

Monday, October 19th, 2015   7:34 pm |  Category:   Life, Relationships   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

“Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods”. (MICHAEL HERR)   Editor’s Note: The following is a post about one man’s journey for answers about life, death, love and war. Although lengthy we believe it is well worth reading the entire post.   When I was a child growing-up in my native Edinburgh during …more

Couple resolves relationship issues in retirement

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   5:01 pm |  Category:   Finance, Relationships, Retirement locations   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I’ve never believed in the idea of sacrificing now to plan ahead so I could retire. I thought I would just work until the day I died. I’ve always practiced “live for today,” while Alan (my mate) did some of that, but he, a stockbroker, practiced what he preached, and prepared for retirement.   Alan …more

Cook, Laundryman and Nurse

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015   10:51 am |  Category:   Health, Life, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

The doctor walked swiftly towards me with purpose and resolve. His olive colored surgical mask hung around his neck and a similar colored scrub hat covered the top of his head. Even though everything in his body language conveyed that he was a man in a hurry, he managed to flash a pleasant smile as …more

The Truth About Aging

Thursday, March 19th, 2015   11:01 pm |  Category:   Health, Life, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I’ve long believed there must be some kernel of truth in any saying or aphorisms that we use to punctuate our conversations and read from authors and others. In an aging society, I’m particularly conscious of the sayings we use to describe old age. Some of those sayings take a bit of examination to find …more

Marking Time: The End of an Era

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015   4:02 pm |  Category:   Life, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

There are watershed moments in your life when you realize that time is moving way too fast. One of those moments came to me on a sunny December morning as I sat on a north bound plane and watched the city of Phoenix fall away from me. I was going home. Going home to close …more

Go Granny Go!

Sunday, December 14th, 2014   12:48 pm |  Category:   Life, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I always thought I was a good mom. I attended every teacher/parent conference; endured freezing cold, blistering hot, and life-threatening thunderstorms just to watch soccer/baseball games; stayed up all hours of the night finishing last-minute (they said) homework projects; and did all other ups and downs a parent is supposed to do.  I adored my …more

We need to talk

Thursday, December 4th, 2014   12:07 pm |  Category:   Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Every year about this time, families all over the world get together to share the holidays. For many, it is a great time for memories and catching up, reconnecting with family members seeing the grandchildren as they grow, welcoming new people into the family and so on.   Unfortunately there are thousands of other families …more

Why We Go South – Again

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014   12:36 pm |  Category:   Humor, Life, Relationships   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

We’re here!   The bags have been unpacked, the clothes put away and the neighbors sufficiently greeted and acknowledged. The coverings have been taken off the furniture and the cable TV service has been restored. All is ready for another six months. We are back in Arizona for the winter.   This will be our …more

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