Monthly Archives: March 2013

Future Challenge – Enjoying the Fun Stuff

Challenge #16 In the spirit of the start of Spring last week, Easter, and the first anniversary of my retirement this week,  I’ve thinking about fresh starts and what we do with them.  One of the things people tend to … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to Me – or – I Can’t Believe I’ve Been Retired for a Year

This time last year, I was counting down to retirement in hours, and had recently started blogging. I had great aspirations, and as I look back at what they were, I’m doing well on some of my goals… not so well … Continue reading

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Facing the Future and Enjoying the Passage of Time

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time Any fool can do it There ain’t nothing to it Nobody knows how we got to The top of the hill But since we’re on our way down We might … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – Who Pays the Bills?

Challenge #15 This is a follow up to last week’s question about who we trust with our health if we can’t make those decisions.  For our aging population, there’s something else that may need management, – their finances. Older people … Continue reading

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Why Everybody Needs a Plan – Part 2, or Where’s Mom’s Checkbook?

Caregiving for an older person has so many aspects. There are physical and health issues. There are housing and recreational needs. And then there are the bills. I’ve been through this with three parents now – my own two and my … Continue reading

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The Grass (or the Sweater) is Always Greener Away from Home

Somehow when we travel, everything seems brighter, landscapes more spectacular, and foliage greener. St. Patrick’s Day is the “greenest” day of the year, so in honor of the day, here are some green images from our travels… “The Mound” and … Continue reading

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