Senior Life Planning 3 – Best Retirement Community

Select Your Long Term Home Before You Need It! The Best Retirement Community is the third of a three-part series on senior life planning: Best Retirement Location Best Retirement Advice & Support and Best Retirement Community (this blog) Your Best … Continue reading

Senior Life Planning 2 – Best Retirement Advice & Support

Where To Find Trustworthy Help The Best Retirement Advice & Support is the second of a three-part series on senior life planning: Best Retirement Location Best Retirement Advice & Support (this blog) and Best Retirement Community (third segment) Finding the … Continue reading

Senior Life Planning 1 – Best Retirement Location

Enhanced by Friends and Trusted Representatives The Best Retirement Location is the first of a three-part series on senior life planning: Best Retirement Location (this blog) Best Retirement Advice & Support (next installment) and Best Retirement Community (third segment) The … Continue reading

A Happy New Year – with a Digestive Aid?

A Guest Post by Silvia Watson ‘Tis the season to be jolly, to eat well and – perhaps – to take a digestive aid! An Honorable History Humans have been feasting since primitive times. And they probably needed a digestive … Continue reading

Road Rage & Aggression: Don’t Be A Victim

Recognizing Aggression, Passive Aggression & Cluelessness Road Rage. You know. That’s a driver who speeds down the interstate. He owns the road. If you’re in front of him and don’t get out of the way, look out! He may try … Continue reading

Self-Driving Risk Will Delay Autonomous Cars

Insights Into the Future of Driverless Vehicles… Self-Driving Risk is gaining new attention, to counter companies bragging about autonomous vehicle progress. But don’t rush out to invest your life’s savings in glowing tech promises! Today’s blog cools off the driverless … Continue reading

Scrabble 2018 – Ten New Word Lists

This post on Scrabble 2018 presents 10 word lists based on the newly published 6th Edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (I’ve corrected this version of List 8 per a 2019 blog post.) Scrabble 2018 – Background My earlier article … Continue reading

A Hotel Hacker Is Out To Steal Your Identity!

The Saga of My Narrow Escape, and How You Can Protect Yourself A hotel hacker attacked me during my recent vacation trip. For my bottom line recommendations, you can skip the details and go right to the conclusions: Protect your … Continue reading

All-Weather Self-Driving Cars: Can They Be Safe? A Guest Post by Lucy Wyndham

Will we ever have all-weather self-driving cars? Consider this: Waymo, Tesla and others have been diligently testing self-driving cars. Waymo alone has logged over 5 million miles. But most of the testing has occurred in California, Arizona and Florida. What … Continue reading

Are Driverless Cars Our Friends or Foes? A Guest Post by Lucy Wyndham

Americans’ fear of road accidents doesn’t quite measure up to their fear of terrorism and guns. Nevertheless, it is still considerable and rightfully so. During 2017, motor vehicle deaths in the country topped 40,000, equating to approximately 3,333 per month. … Continue reading

Weight Loss Help – from Berkeley!

Weight loss: it’s on a lot of our minds today. We’re emerging from the cocoon of our quilted down parkas and earmuffs to greet the warm weather. Of course, we’ve been eating healthy food all winter. And, surprise, during the … Continue reading

Declaration of Independence from Political Rants

Note Added May 2018: Political rants inspired this post in June 2015. This seems a good time to re-publish it. The midterm election season is warming up, and emotional, insulting speech is already circulating. Once again, it’s time for each … Continue reading

Heart Surgery 5 – Surgery Cost: Medicare Coverage and Hospital Staff

Surgery cost is amazingly high. One part of the reason is the large numbers of staff required to deliver a high quality hospital experience. The tally of my own heart surgery cost illustrates more than anything else how important it … Continue reading

Heart Surgery 4 – Life Beyond: Post Surgery Recovery

Post surgery recovery is a necessary process before one can feel that they have had surgery success. The surgery itself has one goal: to help you live beyond the surgery. However, before “beyond” comes, you have to get through weeks … Continue reading

Heart Surgery 3 – Valve Surgery Operation & the Intensive Care Unit

Valve surgery in the heart is a modern miracle. It’s risky. Many precise steps have to occur to attain surgery success. It’s amazing that anyone survives the operation! Here’s a step-by-step guide through a typical heart valve surgery as well … Continue reading

Heart Surgery 2 – What Brings Us to the Operating Room Before Surgery

Before surgery, seventy percent of us will develop heart disease. If we’re lucky, we’ll survive long enough to reach the operating room and get help. This blog hopes to make you one of those lucky folks! This is part 2 … Continue reading