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

Website Security Padlock – How To Get It, How to Use It

A Hotel Hacker Drove Me To Lock Up My Website! Website security is probably not among your top ten concerns. But it’s high on my list today, and will probably be on your radar during the next year. Why will … 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

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

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

Heart Surgery 1 – Highly Likely for You or a Family Member

Heart surgery is everywhere. Most Americans – 70% – contract heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death, even ahead of cancer. Three months ago I had sudden heart surgery to replace my mitral valve, and that’s the only reason … Continue reading

Lahaina Walk, with Tongans, Kings & Prisons

Lahaina, Maui is a royal capital, a whaling town and now a tourist must-see. A walk through Lahaina uncovers surprising history and culture. My wife Nola and I took a stroll through southern Lahaina on a Sunday afternoon early this … Continue reading

Memory – Four Crazy Things We Get Wrong

Memory – Four Crazy Things We Get Wrong: A guest post by John Hawthorne. There are a lot of deep misunderstandings about how memory works. Here we clear up four of the most common. Have you ever been absolutely convinced … Continue reading

Hospital Surgery 5: Prostatectomy Cures BPH

Prostatectomy is the ultimate and definitive cure for prostate enlargement (BPH). This blog installment describes my experience with this operation, which I count as a surgery success. I have divided this blog post on hospital surgery into five installments. They … Continue reading