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Senior Thoughts

I have never thought of myself as a Senior though my age would indicate I have been one for some time. To often seniors are all considered to be in one box when reality seniors are like a superstore with a little bit of everything. In this section, I will discuss bits of everything.

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A Very Very Grand Daughters Week

We told our daughter and her husband that we would take their two little ladies for spring break. As anyone who remembers having kids, a week without them is a wonderful vacation. At first we thought we would have them come to AZ and enjoy warm weather. But then we thought, have them come to…


HOA Living

It is estimated that about 74 million people or about 30% of the population live in HOA communities. Including present time, I live or have lived in five in four different states. This includes being HOA Board Chairperson in mountain resort in Montana. This has given me some perspective on HOA living which may be…


Reminiscing Mexico

The first time I was in Mexico was in the mid-70s and I was 25. My brother who was recently divorced had a taken a job in Mexico City as an engineer and my mother wanted to see her favorite and most intelligent son. She brought me with as a traveling companion. I have lots…


A Boomer Challenge for New Year

I am a Baby Boomer. If you were born between 1946-1964, you join me as a Baby Boomer. Back in the day, we had our challenges including the cold war, Vietnam, Watergate, assassinations of RFK and MLK, and the recession of 1973. We also had a lot of good stuff. Building of infrastructure. The Civil…


Christmas Eve – 25th Kidney Anniversary

This Christmas Eve is the 25th  anniversary of finding out I had a kidney problem.  Technically it was a few months to find this out.  However, when I gained thirteen pounds the night of Christmas Eve, I suspected out there was a problem.  Turns out that is a lot.  And it was before eating Christmas…


Thanksgiving, A Little History, And Some Optimism

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful.  Actually, most of us should be thankful every day for life’s blessings.  But Thanksgiving is a specific day set aside to be thankful.  The idea of being thankful has been practiced by many cultures over thousands of years.  This includes many Native American cultures. The celebration was often…

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Hiking Without A Walker and Stereotypes

A few years ago my wife and I were hiking in the Moab, UT area. One day we did a hike in Arches National National Park. The hike we choose had a very easy first mile and then got serious. We had to climb over a large boulder, over 20 feet high, [it did have…