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Skipping Across the Great Lakes on a Skip-Gen Trip
6 days ago

Skipping Across the Great Lakes on a Skip-Gen Trip

By  •  Travel

This past summer I had a marvelous trip to Prince Edward Island, Canada, planned with my 12-year-old granddaughter – which COVID totally torpedoed, of course. As I worked my way through Plans B, C, and D, all the time…
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Have You Lost Your Inspiration During the Pandemic?
1 week ago

Have You Lost Your Inspiration During the Pandemic?

By  •  Lifestyle

For some people, the pandemic has been a lesson in dealing with isolation. For others, it’s offered valuable alone time for reflection. For me, the silver lining has been that even after more than six decades on this planet…
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How Saving During Lockdown Now Can Give You a Better Travel Experience Later
2 weeks ago

How Saving During Lockdown Now Can Give You a Better Travel Experience Later

Seeing none of us has been able to travel this year, have you created a travel budget for next year? When you look at it, next year’s travel could be one of the biggest travel experiences you may have, but only if the borders are open…
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Shopping for Youth and Beauty Pre-Pandemic
2 weeks ago

Shopping for Youth and Beauty Pre-Pandemic

Miami has lovely malls and one of them, the Shops at Merrick Park, is a few blocks away from my house. I could walk there if I lived in a normal “walking” city, but the reality is that in this town, much like in Los Angeles, nobody walks…
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How to Write A Memoir – From Free Writing to Manuscript
2 weeks ago

How to Write A Memoir – From Free Writing to Manuscript

In this time of shelter-in-place, many of us have turned to gardening, baking, or writing to help us stay focused and grounded. I have done all of those things, but mostly I write. Writing is how I make meaning out of seemingly meaningless…
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A Life-Transforming Question: What Will I Be Brave About Today?
2 weeks ago

A Life-Transforming Question: What Will I Be Brave About Today?

By  •  Mindset

Nothing seemed to be going right. My Internet gave up in the middle of a Zoom meeting, my dog – a rescue mutt still learning the house rules – peed on a freshly washed towel hanging over a chair, and the work gig I was so confident…
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6 Tips for Cooking Deliciously in Small Servings
3 weeks ago

6 Tips for Cooking Deliciously in Small Servings

While restaurants adapt to the new safety standards, many people still choose to cook at home, leaving us faced with how to make nutritious, creative, and inviting meals for one or two people. Even if we enjoy cooking, which I do,…
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Is Covid Changing Your Relationships?
3 weeks ago

Is Covid Changing Your Relationships?

It’s been so long since I’ve had a hug that I put my hug-o-meter in the basement next to the Christmas ornaments. Maybe by the time the holidays roll around we’ll be able to safely hug someone again. If not, I may buy one of those…
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How My Relationships Have Changed During the Pandemic
4 weeks ago

How My Relationships Have Changed During the Pandemic

By  •  Family

I woke up that fateful day in March to a panicked group of parents and co-workers. I work with kids on the autism spectrum and at 4 o’clock that morning, our county schools suddenly made the decision to close for two weeks…
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Pandemic Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables in Containers
1 month ago

Pandemic Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

Once upon a time I lived on 10 acres, and we grew all our own vegetables. Then I moved into town, where I built raised beds and grew corn, tomatoes, salad veggies, and squash. Now I am retired, and I live in a tiny house by the seaside…
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