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The Other Three Legged Stool

Saturday, September 7th, 2013, by

In our last post we revisited the time honored tradition of sourcing your retirement income from three solid streams of funding. Today we look at the non financial aspect of your lifetime goals…your physical well being, and how it too can be strengthened by three distinct disciplines. The goal, simply put, is to tightly compress […]

Taking the Plunge After Cutting the Cord

Monday, May 27th, 2013, by

This holiday weekend has me thinking about the vastly different world we are passing on to our children and grandchildren. The question that was asked of young men in my generation was…”what branch of the military did you serve in?”.  Since the draft was abolished forty years ago, the question has no real meaning today.  […]

Disease Management: Our Failed Model For Health Care

Saturday, April 27th, 2013, by

I’m now listening to the second of my CD albums from Dr. Andrew Weil, and continue to be impressed with his extensive knowledge about our health care crisis. The first album was his comprehensive overview of our health system, and the current album deals specifically with our attitudes towards aging.  He’s able to articulate clearly […]

The Best and Greatest Community Resource: Your Local Library

Thursday, February 21st, 2013, by

Something is very wrong with this picture. You’ve seen it every time Apple comes out with a new version of one of their core products…the long lines in front of their stores, with some camping out overnight, to be among the first to…what…just to buy a consumer electronics product? Don’t get me wrong.  I love […]

Losing Weight: Lessons Learned

Friday, December 14th, 2012, by

In last weeks post I was caught bragging on myself about all the weight I’ve lost in the past year and a half.  The emphasis was on life style change, in particular adopting an exercise regime that suited my needs and interests. There are, of course, two necessary components in losing weight.  Exercise more…and eating […]

Losing Weight: An Eighteen Month Journey

Friday, December 7th, 2012, by

Let’s start with the usual disclaimers.  Just because it worked for me doesn’t guarantee that it will work for you. And yet the fact remains..I’ve lost 38 pounds in the past year and a half…and more importantly,  show no indication of putting it back on as has happened so many times in the past. It […]

The end of a long Trend: Life Expectancy Data

Friday, November 2nd, 2012, by

It’s no longer such a shock to think of diminishing financial expectations for the next generation.  The fact is, that adjusted for inflation, family incomes in the middle quintiles have barely moved the needle for the past ten to fifteen years. I don’t see anything sinister as to the cause.  It’s simply that businesses have […]

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead: The Movie

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, by

What do you think is the best value in entertainment today?  It would be hard to beat the nominal $8.65 that Netflix charges for its internet streaming service. Admittedly, you will not have access to the most recent hot movies, but if you enjoy documentaries as much as I do, this service is a treasure […]