Tag Archives: daily life

Sashimi Anyone?

The first thing we saw was fresh sushi and sashimi on small plates that were traveling on a moving transport system up and down the sides of a counter. Continue reading

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Growing Up Dangerously

I was four years old when I started kindergarten and walked to school. The only instructions I had, or needed, were: look both ways when crossing the street and don’t speak to strangers. Continue reading

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Coffee in Saigon

Coffee choices are everywhere here in Saigon. I can pretty much get a cup of coffee anywhere. Continue reading

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Box Lunches

The other day we saw these stacks of box lunches that were being delivered to a construction site. Continue reading

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Watching Real Beauty

Guest post by Laverne H. Bardy whose humorous, often irreverent, slant on life in general, and aging in particular, draws a large readership. She has been syndicated with Senior Wire News Service since 2004. Her book, How The (Bleep) Did … Continue reading

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Hey Billy & Akaisha – Are You Retired or Not?

In planning for your own retirement, you must be able to live from the income that your investments generate, and if something else comes up after your retirement years, then it is simply “extra cash.” Continue reading

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The Early Years

I worked with a narc, a woman who went to jail for Social Security fraud, a guy who went to jail for assault, assorted alcoholics, assorted drug users and a desk man who tried to burn the newspaper building down. Continue reading

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Why Your House Is a Terrible Investment

Home ownership a part of The American Religion, so I know I’m treading dangerous ground here. But before you get out the tar and feathers, let’s do a little thought experiment together. Continue reading

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Hell: Not on the Map, But I Was There

My pain was more severe than usual one morning, when I discovered I’d been sleeping on a Kentucky Fried chicken wing my daughter had loving attempted to feed me the evening before. Continue reading

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Cellulite: A Rite of Passage

It was obvious that these women were perfectly comfortable in their bodies, had no concern about what others might think, and no interest in concealing who they were. Their indifference and confidence were almost sexy. Continue reading

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