Category: Retirement

Making the decision, issues, adjustment, finances, having a plan

Lucca, Italy

This morning I was reading the Sunpapers’ Life and Travel section.  There is an interview (by Jae-Ha Kim) of the new book, “The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir” written by Sheila E.  One of the questions was about travel and asked what untapped destination should people know about?  The answer was Lucca, Italy.…

Chicory and Late Summer

This reminds me of my childhood and summer walks in a meadow. Common chicory is also known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue weed, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor’s buttons, and wild endive (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).  When cultivated, it is radicchio and Belgian endive.  This plant has many…

Lullaby Time: Little Man You’ve Had A Busy Day

Nearly every newsletter on health, national newspapers columns on skin beauty, and talking TV heads emphatically stress the benefits of sleep. The 2013 International Bedroom Poll – National Sleep Foundation, is the first international sleep habits poll, http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-polls-data/other-polls/2013-international-bedroom-poll , and it noted cultural differences among six countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany,…

Voting

Here is the view from my voting machine.     In the process of being only one of about five folks voting, all easily over 65 and two in a wheelchair, I began to think about why I vote or feel like I should vote.  Where are the other 85% of the registered voters who are…