Category: Exploring

What would you do?

As I get ready for my return drive to Alberta next week, I find myself with a quandary. I have a decision to make about where to live in Canada and I’m seeking your advice. I usually have a difficult time making choices, and the more selection I […]

People are louder

In my wanderings around the city, I have noticed that people are louder than they used to be. Conversations used to be quiet enough to be heard only by the conversationalists and probably not anyone else. Now it seems that conversations are loud enough to be heard by […]

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I’m not going to skydive

“Well, Duh!” I hear you saying. “Neither am I!” The thing is, though, I was going to skydive this coming Saturday, but they cancelled. Two months ago I joined an online group of older people who meet to go on excursions of various kinds. One person recently suggested […]

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Customer Service

I have a problem. Frequently, when seeking customer service over the phone and sometimes online I am asked for my Social Security Number. I don’t have one. As a Canadian snowbird I pay property taxes here and file an income tax return for my roommate’s rent, but I […]

Meet-ups

The Internet, among its many blessings, has given us Meetup.com.  For someone like me who wants people to play with, Meetup.com is wonderful.  I know someone who has signed on with fifty-two groups. Fifty-two! In fact, I met her today at a meet-up. We were on a five-mile […]