Category Archives: Enjoying the Retired Life

This Year My New Year’s Resolution is Witness. Maybe Peple Will Notice it More Than Last Year’s Shine

Last year my one-verb resolution was ‘shine.’ After my morning prayers, I’d silently sing, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine…”  I sang it in perfect pitch and rhythm, raising my body with a spirit eager … Continue reading

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A Light Hearted Look at Forgetting to Give Anniversary Cards

Karen and I forgot to give each other the anniversary cards we bought before our 51st anniversary on November 29th. Why did we both forget? Because we shared a tumultuous life beginning casually at dinner on Nov. 14 when Karen … Continue reading

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A Specialist for Pyschological, Social and Emotional Healtcare

“People die completely different here.” That was the epiphany Ginny Heinitz experienced working in a hospital after years as a Hospice volunteer providing home care for patients before they died. Heinitz,  https://www.facebook.com/ginny.heinitz?fref=ts,  began her career as a nurse in oncology in … Continue reading

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Have Conversations Before Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Deeper conversations about dying are underway for Karen and me since we read Knocking on Heaven’s door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler. It’s the story of a prize winning journalist caring for her parents … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Skies from Last Week’s News

The Seattle Mariners  Since I arrived here in s2001, my friends are excited with the return of Mariners baseball, but I can’t figure out why. Last week the Mariners were shut out three times in five games. Not one runner … Continue reading

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A Better Scientific Approach to Improve Weight and Health

This column is a correction of my December 19, 2013 column where I pledged to lower my blood glucose because of my addiction to sugar and my self-diagnosis of Type-2 diabetes. My self-diagnosis was based on World Health Organization blood … Continue reading

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Shining a Light on How to Make New Year’s Resolutions

Resolutionists like me search for ways to improve their lives with a new year’s resolution. My approach rejects specific goals and embraces a one-word resolution of positive emotion to improve my health, happiness and prosperity. One word resolutions are easy … Continue reading

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