Category: Humor (page 1 of 10)

Retirement, Aging, and Our Memories

When we were working and even into our early retirement years, it seemed as though our brains had endless number of thoughts – and when given a question or a task – the answer or solution seemed to just pop into our head allowing us to address the issues and move on to the next …more



Retirement and News Headlines

This article covers two subjects near and dear to my heart. How retirement can be looked upon as a good thing and how we need funny, if not wild and wacky things in our lives in order to cope with some of the craziness happening in the world today. First, I will talk about retirement …more



Retire to France? What Were We Thinking?

How to live a simpler life? Slower? More Zen-like? In a place with good food and wine and lots of sunshine? We are globetrotters, my man and I. After living the expat life in over a half dozen developing countries because of my husband’s work as a development agri- economist, we had to decide where …more



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Retirement and the Single Baby

I am now officially retired. Okay, I’m a writer and writers never really retire. I am now officially not getting paid regularly (which probably makes me ever more of a writer than I was.) Retirement, the few months of it that I have already experienced, appears to be like an infinite number of Saturdays strung together. …more



Stop Horsing Around

No matter how much research and preparation you do before traveling, things aren’t going to go exactly as you planned them. Flexibility is the key. The sooner you learn to roll with the punches the more fun and less stress you’ll have on your vacation. During a recent trip to Iceland, we woke up to …more



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Happy Ending Massage

I never thought it would happen to me, but here I was in Vietnam with a big smile on my face as my massage concluded! I love massages, but rarely treat myself to this luxury back in the States as they are so ridiculously overpriced. I mean, $100 an hour – seriously? It’s not like …more



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All I Got for Christmas Was a Colonoscopy

Christmas has come and gone. The presents have long been stored away in a closet or taken back to the store and returned. The last of the Christmas cookies and candy have disappeared and the decorations are safe in their boxes for another year. While it is already well into January as I write this, …more



Retirement Cash: Bellybutton Lint Farming

When you work in the agri-business field, people just naturally expect you to be a walking Wikipedia when it comes to farm related matters. I receive at least a dozen calls a day from people asking for advice on topics ranging from growing peanuts to how many bones are in a chicken’s neck. Another thing …more



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