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- Chasing Family – Online Family Trees: To Post or Not to Post?
- Chasing Family… Down a Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree
- The Pros and Cons of Fear and Anger
- Starting a New Holiday Tradition
- The Giving Season and the Thoughtful Giver
- Do I Really Have My Father’s Eyes?
- Symbols of Cities and Lands
- Land Meets Water
- The Ephemeral Nature of Days… and of Gratitude
Monthly Archives: January 2013
What to Do, What to Do…
I’ve been looking at some retirement expenses, like Medicare Medigap policies, trips we’d like to take, and more. When I was working, I could buy a new TV or computer without thinking about it for too long. Now I really have … Continue reading
Posted in Finances, Financial Issues, Retirement itself Tagged career change, Employment, lifestyle, working in retirement 7 Comments
Love in its Many Forms
Love isn’t simple. The ancient Greeks understood this so well that they had three different words to express it: 1) Agape – Perfect, unconditional love – Often characterized as the love of God. Most of us mere mortals have … Continue reading
Posted in Photo Challenges, Ruminations Tagged family, lifestyle, Love, Marriage, photography, photos, postaday, Winnie the Pooh 71 Comments
Weekly Travel Challenge: Walls
Mending Wall by Robert Frost Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work … Continue reading
Posted in Photo Challenges Tagged Mending Wall, Robert Frost, Weekly Travel Theme 31 Comments
Future Challenge – What Defines Your Personal Independence?
Challenge #7 Our days are full of things we take for granted. We have the internet, which gives us a window on just about everything we can imagine. We have books, movies, and television which narrow our focus a bit, … Continue reading
Posted in Future Challenges Tagged Independent Living, lifestyle, Personal Independence, Senior Health 16 Comments
Facing a Scary Moment
I had a scary moment this month. I know I’m not bomb-proof, and understand I’m not twenty anymore. Still, when I have minor aches and pains, I tend to self-treat. I’m the child, step-child, grandchild, and niece of RN’s, who … Continue reading
Posted in Future Challenges, Health Issues, Health-Diet, Information Tagged aging, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Disease, Health, Iritis, lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Senior Health, Vision Loss 20 Comments
Beyond the Horizon
Photography is a remarkable thing. It can take us places we’ve never been. It can validate or change our views of history. It can bring back wonderful memories, or share them with people who couldn’t be there in the moment. … Continue reading
Posted in Photo Challenges Tagged Beyond, in the distance, photography, photos, postaday, postaweek 23 Comments
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