Monthly Archives: September 2012

Embrace Swinging for Your Health

This morning I read a “Dear Abby” advice column and wholeheartedly disagree with Abby’s advice.  A woman calling herself “Foxy” wrote in complaining about her husband who no longer wanted to engage in swinging. They have been married for ten … Continue reading

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Now What?

This past weekend I attended the 4th annual Hampton Roads Writers writers’ conference held here in Virginia Beach.  It was fabulous!  In fact, I talked to several writers who have attended many writing conferences, and they agreed that ours was … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Few Hours Makes

Since we moved to Virginia Beach four years ago, I have been going to our neighborhood YMCA during the day.  I work out with young stay-at-home moms who want to work off those extra baby pounds, other retirees like me, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Constitution’s 225th Birthday

Yesterday was the 225th birthday of our Constitution, and what better place to celebrate it than in Philadelphia, the city where it was written and signed.  Last week we stayed in the historic district, and I walked across the street … Continue reading

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If You’re Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane, Don’t Forget Your GPS

When my husband had a conference in Philadelphia last week, I jumped at the chance to accompany him because we used to live in the area a few years ago.  Thirty two, to be exact.  In fact, our youngest son … Continue reading

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Getting There Was Half the Fun

Last week we went to Philadelphia.  On Saturday morning, while we were sitting at the airport in Norfolk, I noticed an odd-looking plane pull up to our gate.  It had wings at the top of the plane, not in the … Continue reading

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Preparing for Full Retirement

When my husband was offered a job here four years ago, we decided to take the leap to move from San Antonio to Virginia Beach.  It meant I had to give up my well-paying job as an academic dean.  Since I … Continue reading

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