Lifestyle Makeover, Part 1: Pillow Talk

Note to readers: My wife is at home for several weeks following major abdominal surgery. The good news is she’s expected to make a full recovery. And we’re using this time to make some overdue upgrades to our house and our lifestyles. In this and upcoming posts I’ll share these changes with you. One thing …

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Age is Just a Group

WELL, THAT WAS QUICK. Seems like 2016 started yesterday, and already it's near the end of January. They say time speeds up as you get older. If that's the case, by the time I reach 70 I'll be afraid to blink. But for now, it's time to enjoy every day of being 54, just as …

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The Cost of Healthcare, Part 2: Strong Stuff, This Insurance

In my previous post I described my stay in the hospital after run-induced chest pain, and the associated costs. As they found nothing wrong, I figured that would be the end of it. But there was more to come... In January 2010 (before my night in the hospital), I got a renewal notice from my …

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