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- DNA Ethnicity Test Result Reliability – It’s All About Expectations
- 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
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Tag Archives: DPchallenge
Mind the Gap: Paper or Electronic?
I still remember going to the library with my Mum when I was a preschooler. I had my own library card, and proudly brought home three books from each visit. I learned to read phonetically, and those books gave me … Continue reading
Posted in Ruminations, Writing Challenges Tagged Books, bookstores, choices, DPchallenge, e-books, lifestyle, reading 17 Comments
100 Posts and Counting
This is a big milestone for me. This is my 100th post on The Retiring Sort. In the ten months since I started this blog I’ve learned a lot about blogging. I really knew almost nothing before that. Before I … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Ruminations, Writing Challenges Tagged Blogosphere, change, DPchallenge, Focus, lifestyle, retirement, retirement planning 63 Comments
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride, If turnips were swords I’d have one by my side. If ‘ifs’ and ‘ands’ were pots and pans There’d be no need for tinkers hands!¹ I wish I were… If you had only … Continue reading
Posted in Ruminations, Writing Challenges Tagged ADD, ADHD, DPchallenge, Focus, Gratitude, Health, postaday, Wishes 34 Comments
Think Pink (Even if it’s not your favorite color…)
When I was about nine, my mother decorated my room in pink and white. I had striped café curtains with canopy valances, pink walls and bedspreads, and a white desk and trim. I’m not at all sure why she picked … Continue reading
Posted in Health Issues, Health-Diet, Ruminations, Writing Challenges Tagged Breast cancer, Color, DPchallenge, Funny Face, Health, lifestyle, Pink ribbon, Think Pink 28 Comments
To Every Thing There is a Season…
Maybe it’s that I’m retired and have time to think about these things. Maybe it’s that my mom, the last of my kids’ grandparents, passed away this year. Maybe it’s that it’s a gray Autumn day, and I’m feeling it … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Retirement itself, Ruminations, Writing Challenges Tagged aging, change, DPchallenge, Ecclesiastes, family, lifestyle, photos, postaweek, Seasons, Senior Health 52 Comments
Lessons in Seeking Change – A Look Back at the Occupy Movement
I don’t usually tackle economic or political subjects, but WordPress has presented an interesting topic this week, so I’m giving this one-woman’s-take-on-events a try. Did you know that the Occupy Wall Street protests celebrated their anniversary on September 17th? Remember … Continue reading
Posted in Finances, Ruminations, Writing Challenges Tagged Demonstrations, DPchallenge, Economics, Occupy Movement, Occupy Wall Street, Protests 19 Comments
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