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2 weeks ago

Locked Down in My Home Away from Home

By March 2020, the Covid pandemic had hit Thailand (where I was living at the time), and the country started implementing lockdown restrictions. I had to make a big decision. Do I stay at my winter home on Koh Lanta, a remote island…

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2 weeks ago

Fleur de Sel: Royalty Among Sea Salts

Have you ever read a French cookbook which required you to use a pinch of Fleur de Sel (pronounced flure-de-SELL) or perhaps, the cookbook requested a “finishing salt”? Up until I discovered Fleur de Sel, or “flower of the sea” as it translates, I never thought…

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2 weeks ago

Thinking About Starting a Garden? Learn from My Mistakes and Successes!

Have you thought about growing your own garden? There are no excuses such as space or soil. If you have even a small patio, you can grow many veggies and herbs in pots. Last year, we started a very small garden with only a few pots of peppers…

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2 weeks ago

Returning to Normal Feels Different, And Better

As of this writing, the USA is mostly open. Sports facilities and restaurants are at full capacity again and Broadway is reopening. More than 50% of the population over 12 is vaccinated and despite the contagion of the Delta variant, hospitalizations are low…

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3 weeks ago

5 Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

Travelling is one of the greater joys in life. The pictures we take during our trips are oftentimes the only tangible memories we have of that unique experience. Knowing a little more than how to push the button can make those tangible memories a joy…

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3 weeks ago

When I Go: Burial Options from Near and Far

One of the songs I have always loved is When I Go by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammar, written two years before Dave’s untimely death at age 49. We all have different beliefs about what happens after we die. We also have different ideas…

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3 weeks ago

How to Improve the Quality of Your Transition to Retirement

For some, 40 plus years of sweat-equity in a career is a singular accomplishment that can understandably lead to a sense of entitlement. Still others, after decades of paying it forward, might view the moment as an opportunity to pay it back…

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3 weeks ago

How the Wisdom of the Older Generation Can Strip Limitations and Point to Longevity

My husband and I were out of state, celebrating our wedding anniversary when his heart stopped beating. I was 39 years old and suddenly, despite my best efforts, I was a widow. I had no clue how I was going to navigate this unfamiliar territory…

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3 weeks ago

Can You Relate to These Common Estate Planning Mistakes? (VIDEO)

When you stop and think about it, choosing to do nothing in advance about something negative that is guaranteed to happen seems illogical, doesn’t it? And yet, human nature is that we avoid thinking about negative things, which is why…

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4 weeks ago

It’s Time to Be Alone and Lonely No More

“Social Connectivity” is science-language for a simple and obvious experience, that of connecting with others. We humans are, like it or not, fundamentally social creatures. Even introverts, such as myself, need to interact with others…

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