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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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