Tag Archives: Travel

V—Variety

Thomas Bates didn’t like variety. He worked at the same job for forty-five years, and whenever a new worker tried to call him Tom, Thomas set the fellow straight. “Name’s Thomas. Always has been, always will be.” After Thomas’s reluctant … Continue reading

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E–Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica

You may be waiting for retirement to take the trip you’ve always want to take. Or, you may travel often. In any case, there are choices to be made when you plan a vacation to another continent. Will you sign … Continue reading

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D–Dogs and Cats

Lots of people take their pets into retirement with them. Cat and dog antidotes and updates become part of our daily conversations. Last night I sat in a couple’s house with their kitty on my lap the whole evening. Some pets pass, as might … Continue reading

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Travel and Writing

What a busy retirement! And this Fall and Winter have been busier than usual. In October we came back from Oktoberfest in Europe, and my first book launched. Catastrophic Connections, the first in my Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery … Continue reading

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Papago Park, Scottsdale, AZ

Sometimes I get to take a hike outside of the Kansas City area. Maybe even more than sometimes… Anyway, there is an interesting park in Scottsdale named after a Native American tribe which lived in the area. A short hiking … Continue reading

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Two Retirement Stories

While biding time at an airport, I talked to a lady who was on her way to her second home–a lovely sounding country place in Rhode Island, near the coast. She inherited the house from her mother, and she has many relatives living … Continue reading

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Activities Galore in the Glorious Fall

 Fall has arrived. Autumn has always been my favorite season, not only because my birthday falls in the Fall, but also because of the colors, the warm dry weather, and the advance toward the holidays. It’s a good thing I’m … Continue reading

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