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Folk Grow

Sunday, April 16th, 2017   5:07 pm |  Category:   Life, Relationships  |  2 Comments  
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To change up holiday traditions this past Christmas, my husband and I gave the kids (and us) DNA kits at Thanksgiving. Wouldn’t Christmas dinner be fun and unique if we learned something about our DNA and fixed food from our various ethnic backgrounds during the holidays? We could then skip the traditional ham or turkey. …more

Coming of Age in Aging America

Friday, April 7th, 2017   2:10 pm |  Category:   Health, Life  |  Add Comment  
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Have you ever wondered what our society would be like if 1/3 of the population were over the age of 65 – many of whom will live to be 85 or older?   That will be our social reality in just one generation. And that is what the public television documentary film Coming of Age …more

Volunteering with monkeys in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017   3:49 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer  |  Add Comment  
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It was a dream come true as we found the opportunity to volunteer with wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Far off from any civilization we would be caring for Woolly Monkeys and other indigenous animals. And yes – it became a once in a lifetime adventure!   It started on a bad note   …more

Breaking up (with your car) is hard to do

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017   3:07 pm |  Category:   Health, Life  |  2 Comments  
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My bicycle rested on my hip, one wheel spinning. The front tire had slid sideways against the lip of a driveway, and boom. My knees and hands hit, then my helmet, with a crack that left my ears ringing.   Cars passed by in a steady parade. A few eased over the center line to …more

Biological Age and Retirement Spending

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017   1:07 pm |  Category:   Finance, Health  |  1 Comment  
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Although age aint nothing but a number according to a popular song by Aaliyah, when it comes to financial planning age is just as important as that other number, the amount of money you have saved for retirement. Your ubiquitous age pops up in all sorts of calculations over your financial and economic life-cycle. It …more

My Retirement Plan – Fully Executed with New and Authentic Life Experiences

Thursday, March 16th, 2017   9:25 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life, Relationships  |  Add Comment  
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About two years ago, at age 63, I realized it was time to create a meaningful retirement plan. My 30+ year, very rewarding career in sales and management was winding down. My pension was set so I was lucky that I had flexibility.   Retire? But to what? I don’t play golf, crochet, play bridge …more

Totally Submitting to Thailand’s Charms

Saturday, March 11th, 2017   3:39 pm |  Category:   Life, Retirement locations  |  2 Comments  
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It’s only been a few days, but I’ve already settled into a very comfortable routine here in the Little seaside town of Ao Nang Beach, Thailand.   Let me start by saying that everything is astonishingly affordable in the “land of smiles”. And this fact invariably affects the spending choices you make.   For example, …more

Past Values – Something to Sing About

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017   10:02 pm |  Category:   Life  |  1 Comment  
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I was saddened to learn from a disconsolate assembly of sixty-something family and friends in Edinburgh last week, about the recent passing of a former school teacher of mine – 101 years of age no less – one who contentedly endured and defiantly persisted as bright as a button – right up to the critical, …more

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