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My Book Review of Have Bags, Will Travel

I am pleased to share my review of Have Bags, Will Travel, written by fellow blogger and author, D.G. Kaye. About the Author Canadian D.G. Kaye is a non-fiction writer of memoirs about life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues. She is the author of five books to date: Conflicted Hearts, Meno-What? A…

the beach is calling

A Resilient Path in Coronado

I spent the Christmas holidays in warm San Diego. Both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s temperatures broke records, clocking in at 80+ degrees on the beach! While on my short blogging break, I missed two Weekly Photo Challenges, so I am making them up today. The themes were “path” and “resilient.” We took a drive over to…

Taking a Christmas Blogging Break

Let’s All Take a Blogging Break!

What would happen if all bloggers just took a blogging break for one day, or one week, all at once? Would google explode? WordPress or Blogger might. Just wondering… I admire the bloggers who share something EVERY DAY. We all know it takes a lot of time and effort to publish a post. My hat’s…

Three Ways I Rightsized in Semi-Retirement

We read a lot about downsizing these days as Baby Boomers are actively pursuing new ways of life as they consider retirement. “Rightsizing” is a process that implies a less than cutthroat approach to restructuring than downsizing. I have been following Kathy’s blog SMARTLiving365.com and recently had the opportunity to write this guest post while she was enjoying some travel. Kathy and I…

Commemorative Cherry on Top

If you are a fan of the US National Parks, 2016 marks to 100th Anniversary of the NPS (National Park Service). Without these national treasures, visited by people worldwide, our planet would be a sorry place indeed. “The Centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks through recreation, conservation and…

The Legend of the Face of Half Dome

Yosemite’s history includes Native American legends and lore to explain how the monolithic granite structures came to be. Many generations ago, long before the Great Spirits completed their work on the cliffs and domes in the Valley of Ahwahnee, Tis-sa-ack and her husband, Nangas, traveled to the fertile valley to make it their home. As…

Wander a Whole Summer If You Can

April 21st marks the birthday of John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. He was the founder of the Sierra Club. “Wander a whole summer if you can…time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen…