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Renting vs Buying in Retirement

When most of us think about downsizing, we think of selling the family home and using the proceeds to buy a smaller home.  Hopefully there is some cash left over for living expenses in retirement.  53 more words



I’ve done some general Internet housekeeping, this month. In recognition of U.S. election year, I canceled my NY Times subscription to further isolate myself from news that drives me crazy. 201 more words

Change Afoot

Well, here I am, up again at 4:00 a.m. unable to sleep for all the thoughts swirling through my mind. I am thinking this entire phase of my life is coming to and end and something completely new is afoot. 897 more words


The Professional Guest: Escaping Insanity

The often-quoted definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” For alcoholics, this might take the form of trying to satisfy the endless quest for satiation and gratification by varying the routine: switching from whiskey to wine, only drinking after 5 p.m., exercising strenuously the next day, mixing liquor with water instead of soda, denial that any problem exists because one is not yet homeless, lost a job or spouse or home (or lying in the ditch like that horrible drunk next door); the list goes on. 2,816 more words

Blast From the Past: Coca-Cola

In our newest storyline, we’re sending you back to the good ‘ole days (whenever they may be) and exploring what products used to look like. Whether they’ve shrunk or not over the years, we’ll still give you a glimpse into the past, via items like… 191 more words


Red alert

On this most recent trip to Carcassonne we did a lot of window shopping. Once we move we won’t have a car so we used the rental car this time to visit stores on the outskirts of town. 212 more words

Americans In Carcassonne

A Bathroom Cabinet Eruption (Photo Challenge: Victory)

With the terror attacks in Paris in the news, my worries about cleaning out my house seem even more trivial than usual (especially since Sam and I just got home from Belgium). 418 more words