The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about how a small group of retirement-age Americans are rejecting traditional ideas about retirement in favor of growing old in major urban metropolises. While many people think of big cities as having crowded, dirty streets and crammed subway cars, many retirees are finding that these big cities … Continue reading Retiring to the Big City?
As I noted in yesterday's post, now that I have hit my goal of surpassing Cal Ripken's consecutive streak, I plan to start sharing some of my older posts. Since there's no time like the present, I thought I would start doing so today, by sharing my very first post. I was motivated to begin … Continue reading Thank You, Again…
Another shoutout to Shazam for helping me find this new band (for me). While I was out one day I heard a song playing, and thanks to the magic of Shazam, I discovered that the song was Lost in My Mind, by the band The Head and the Heart. I had never heard of them, … Continue reading Music Monday: The Head and the Heart
It's an American tradition. Piling into the car and setting off an adventure. When I graduated college, two friends and I took a road trip from Pennsylvania to Vail to visit another one of our friends. It was a great trip. The day we arrived, our friend in Vail quit his job so he could … Continue reading Road Trip!
A quick look at some different traditions around the world for New Year's Eve: SCARECROW BURNING (ECUADOR) - Over in Ecuador, many citizens set fire to scarecrows filled with paper at midnight on New Year's Eve, as well as burning any old photographs that represent bad memories. According to age-old tradition, it's thought doing so … Continue reading Some New Year’s Eve Traditions from Around the World
A few days ago I wrote a post about procrastination, and the wonderfully funny and irreverent blogger Tippy Gnu left a comment that mentioned the word precognition. I thought to myself that precognition would be a pretty cool superpower to have, and so that led me to think about what would be my top choice … Continue reading How Am I Supposed to Remember What I Wrote Nearly Seven Years Ago?
This past Monday morning while I was busy catching up on the next episode of The Beverly Hillbillies, my phone rang and I glanced down to see whom it might be. The caller ID simply said Village of Pewaukee. Since I had never heard of such a place, let alone know anyone from there, I … Continue reading Discovering the Village of Pewaukee. WI
This story is 16 years old, but I just learned about it tonight while trying to think of something to write for my blog. I was feeling good because I received an email that announced Dan Pink had released his newest Pinkcast this week. If it was anything like his previous videos, the odds were … Continue reading How To Buy a House With Just One Red Paperclip
We were blessed to share the day with family; thank you for inviting us. Thank you to all of you who have wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, especially those of you outside the U.S. How kind of you to think of us. In my attempt to become more globally aware of other countries that celebrate … Continue reading Thanksgiving in the U.S. and Around the World
The New York Times Opinion editors have created a website that will help you find places in the United States that best suit what you are looking for in terms of potentially multiple criteria. Here is the link: Where Should You Live? The choices are grouped into four categories: Lifestyle (17 choices) Climate (6 choices) … Continue reading Where Should You Live?