Category: Exploring

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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 […]

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Getting Out More

I have been reading a book in which there is a character, Michael, who struggles with learning in school. He is bright but cannot read. In fact, he cannot think well at all while he is in school. When he is outside, though, he becomes  insightful, poetic, creative, […]

What’s on first?

I took part in this conversation today in downtown San Jose. I was looking for the pharmacy and saw a young couple having coffee outside a Starbucks. Me:  I’m sorry to disturb you, but I’m looking for Walgreen’s. Young man: Oh yes. (Pointing) It’s first on your left. Young […]