“For the love of – Coffee”

As you woke this morning, your eyes still bleary from another restless slumber, you never stopped to think or pay homage to the magical beverage that was patiently awaiting your arrival on the kitchen counter. She has never let you down, this sometimes bitter sometimes sweet companion who had stayed by your side through many […]

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“LOST IN FRANCE, MORE WINE SIR”

The morning dew had not yet dissipated when we said goodbye to Côte-d’Or and headed south towards the Mediterranean with hopes of finding more adventure in a different part of France. Our drive south was uneventful but still awe inspiring with beautiful landscapes and hillside communities around every turn. It was surprising to see so […]

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“ART- AND FINDING YOUR MUSE”

What is Art? The definition itself is that art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. It is encouraging to see that many artists have embraced their creativity in […]

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“POST COVID – WINE TASTING PARTY”

You are invited to a wine tasting party!! The thought of getting together with friends, spending an evening talking about life and future travels. Sampling fine wines and cheese over a candle lit table…. never sounded so good. Light jazz music is playing in the background, you notice that there are a couple of coffee […]

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“Retired and Bored”

Retirement is seen as the time that you finally get to relax, enjoy life and get to some of those hobbies, vacations and projects that you never had time for in your working life. But some retirees lose the plot after a while and fall into depression, lethargy and lose interest in many of the […]

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“5 Simple Steps – Exercising for life”

There are many statistics out there regarding the success rate of individuals who begin a fitness regime. The numbers are sobering and speak to the hectic lives we live, the non-accountability, unrealistic expectations and simple lack of motivation which all add up to a very poor success rate. January is the most lucrative month for […]

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“Lost in France, the trip was afoot!”

Yes, my wife’s foot was a mess. What provoked me to give her my used band-aid alludes me to this day, a lapse in judgement? an under done potato? perhaps it was just the French wine. To be fare, my wife in her delirium, should take half the blame, since she accepted my unusual gift […]

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Canada Pension Plan: Should You Start Your Payments at 60 or 65 in 2021?

Commencing receipt of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) isn’t an easy decision for pensioners. Most ask which is a more valid strategy, starting payments at age 60 or at 65? Some in excellent health will even delay it for another five years to receive higher payouts. Still, it would be best to make a few […]

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“Lost in France, the III”

We would be walking for hours. The blister on the back of my wife’s heel was still open and oozing. This might be a good day to address the problem we were having with our rented car. As mentioned in a previous post, I could not get the car into reverse. This SNAFU was beginning […]

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LGBTQ+ baby boomers in need of safer housing in senior years, profs say – HalifaxToday.ca

This article, written by Jacqueline Gahagan, Dalhousie University and Ren Thomas, Dalhousie University, originally appeared on The Conversation and has been republished here with permission: Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of having safe and adequate housing. Having a safe home is not only a fundamental human right, it is also a key […]

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