Category Archive: Daily Living

Aug 26

A Retired Professor Has A New Theme

Hello, dear friends!  What do you think of the new blog look?  I thought that the site need a brighter look and I like the happy feel I get when I see the blue and green colors!  I posted a new welcome picture taken this summer when I visited Boca Grande.  I think the new …

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Dec 22

Christmas Music

This is a bittersweet Christmas and some Christmas songs bring it to the surface.  My Dad passed away 7 years ago and after that I missed him but Mom was still around even though her health continued to deteriorate over the years.  The Christmas years after Dad passed were happy ones but this one is …

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Dec 07

Nostalgia, Part 1: Tamburitzans

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Jul 11

Back in the Saddle Again

Too much has happened since my last post and I have been afflicted with writer’s block big time!  I couldn’t seem to force myself to write a post for the life of me.  I decided that today was the day to push through so here we go.  There are four reasons why my mind was …

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Apr 11

Aging and Angst

On Friday I was chatting with some of my female neighbors who have become dear friends and confidants. One of the many topics we discussed included actual age and inner age. We all agreed that age is just a number and the 90’s seem like yesterday so children born in those years must still be …

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Feb 29

The Real Florida

Last Saturday my walk was a bit different. Doodle, the dog pictured here, is owned by the Colonel; however, Doodle has become attached to me and follows me everywhere. Doodle, the Colonel and I took the Saturday walk on Lover’s Key. Doodle was very busy with his nose to the ground and I was very …

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Feb 24


Saturday was finally a beautiful sunny day in Florida!  I put my sneakers on and headed out in my neighborhood.  Along the way I often see deer snacking on shrubbery around houses and they especially love nice juicy hibiscus leaves and flowers but this morning I came upon a group of wood storks feeding in the shallow …

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Feb 19


Well, here we go!  My first post!  As I mentioned in my About Me section, I am sooooo close to retirement…April 30, 2016 to be exact.  I’m filled with excitement and trepidation with all the paperwork and decisions that must be made in the next 2 months.  One of the biggest decisions to make is …

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