Financial advisor Melody Juge advises boomer women about retirement.
Erin O’Brien's second journey on her dream trip to Paris.
Is it really May 2nd? And I haven't blogged since March? What happened to April?I probably can't really catch up, although much has happened during the past six weeks. Basically, life is good. A few medical developments that I'll mention later and work is busier than ever, but my personal life is awesome. Show More Summary
Mark Miller says Medicare’s fix will raise premiums, but could improve care.
While I have been delivering most of the stuff I own to the dump and Goodwill, I have also been thinking about my recent travels and dance classes – alone and particularly with Susan. This has reminded me of a simple principle of sustained happiness: experiences rate higher than things. Show More Summary
A new report lists "The Twenty Happiest Countries in the World."
Tom Sightings writes about how and where our generation wants to live and retire.
Although I have been slow posting in recent months (now being remedied), I have continued to track my net worth as I move ever closer to retirement. (I say “ever closer” despite not having selected a retirement target date.) I have also...Show More Summary
Writer Dick Russell turned to shamanism to help fight his son’s schizophrenia.
Humor writer Perry Block admits that he's still trying to catch up.
I have been writing about my continuing downsizing efforts. It’s all come down to this: My house is being listed on MLS today and is officially on the market. My Realtor put a “coming soon” sign in the front yard last weekend. Following...Show More Summary
California Boomer Linda Melone on exercises to avoid.
Wow, it’s October 16 th already and I haven’t posted anything since the beginning of the month. Writer’s block? Too busy? Nothing to say? Two out of those three would be accurate. Randomness: I’ve had some kind of abdominal situation for the past two and a half weeks. Show More Summary
OK, I know it’s now November, but I had a busy October and got a little behind in my blogging. The highlight of my October was a long weekend in Asheville NC, one of my favorite towns. I spent this time with two of my favorite people, two women who mean the world to me. Show More Summary
This is the second year in a row that my job sent me to Nashville to help a DJ record interviews with country music singers during CMA week. I love my job. During two days, he interviewed 80 different singers or groups. I recorded every interview and took pictures of every performer. Show More Summary
I am a little behind in my blogging, as a certain dear friend has reminded me. My crazy busy life sometimes refocuses my schedule and gets in the way of some of my interests, including writing. I’m on vacation this week, so I am attempting to spend some time on things I don’t have a lot of time for, like cleaning my apartment. Show More Summary
I didn’t really think much about bartenders till I became friends with a former bartender. I didn’t know her when slinging drinks was her occupation, but she and I have been to many bars together and I learned a lot about the profession...Show More Summary
“Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” is playing in the background as I write this. The Burl Ives version. I used to get the holiday blues during this season; sometimes it was pretty severe and debilitating. Holiday depression dominated the season. Show More Summary
For the last five or six years, I spent time between New Year's Day and my birthday, essentially the whole month of January, thinking through what I want for the coming year. I call it my 'process'. I also pick a 'keyword', one wordShow More Summary
January 1 st is my favorite holiday. New Year’s Day. Symbolically it is a calendar point representing the phrase ‘out with the old, in with the new’. We can use this day to shake off old habits and start new ones, rid ourselves...Show More Summary