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Fishing, Bicycles and Golf

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So last week we drove up the Pecos Canyon near Terrero, New Mexico, and what did we see? More fishermen (and fisherwomen) casting for trout than I’ve ever seen along the Pecos. Ever. Which made me think of Walmart during the quarantine. Do you know what was missing from shelves other than toilet paper? BICYCLES. […]

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My Almost Free Ebook Giveaway

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Wanna make a friend smile during these days of quarantine? My book is not only about retirement. It’s about health, creativity, fun and, yes, hope—no matter how old you are. ANNOUNCING MY ALMOST FREE EBOOK GIVEAWAY Starting Monday, April 6 and for a limited time, I’m almost giving away the e-version of my book. Almost—because […]

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My Happy Thought

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Enough of this Coronavirus talk. Today, I want to talk about my happy thought, the birthday present I gave myself this year. I’m talking about a Diamondback, Hardtail Mountain Bike, complete with aluminum frame, 27.5 inch wheels and disk brakes, all new features for me. I have a long history with mountain bikes, starting at […]

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Life after Coronavirus

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Of course, there will be life after the Coronavirus. Just a little knowledge of history tells us that. Our grandparents got on with life after both the Great War and the Great Depression. Ditto for our parents after World War II. In my generation, we’ve seen the assassination of an American president, two major stock […]

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The Darkside

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Well, it happened. I got my first negative review on Amazon. Came from a guy named The Darkside. Yep, a little spooky. Didn’t know whether to purchase a lightsaber or string garlic around my computer. Anyway, Darkside’s critique was insightful. Evidently, I “started off good,” but “dragged on with little substance especially for a gen […]

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A Gift Fit for a Prince

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She made a Tooth Fairy Pillow for Great Britain’s Prince George (William and Kate’s firstborn) and a Christmas stocking for Dusty Hill, base player for ZZ Top. My friend Jan Cook has one of the most creative and unique retirement gigs I’ve seen. This former Special Ed teacher and now agent in her husband’s financial […]

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Happy Birthday to George and Me

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On February 22, 1732 George Washington was born on a plantation near Fredericksburg, Virginia. And on the same date in 1949, I was born in Canyon. Have always been proud of the association with our first president. As have other friends of mine who share the same birthday. Seems we all grew up having Washington-themed […]

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55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal

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Elizabeth White calls herself the “poster child for broke baby boomers.” It’s not a moniker you would expect for this attractive, sixty-something lady with advanced degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins. But it happened. After a distinguished career living in places like Paris and Gambia, West Africa, and working for the likes of the World […]

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Get the Shot!

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I haven’t blogged for about three weeks, but I have an excuse. Can give it to you in one word. Are you ready? Shingles. For those of you who have walked in my shoes, I need say no more. For the rest of you, GET THE SHOT! Actually, I have been journaling. But the pieces […]