What Can You Be Done With?

KATERING TO YOUR LIFE  WHAT CAN YOU BE DONE WITH? By Kater Leatherman              Some would argue that it’s more important to ask questions than seek answers. Ask questions, they believe, and the answers will come. Besides, with questions, you can gain better insight, promote clarity, even cultivate a more open mind.             So, here’s […]

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DOWNSIZING: Setting Boundaries with Your Possessions

DOWNSIZING:  Setting Boundaries with Your Possessions By Kater Leatherman A dresser drawer. Your kitchen cupboards. The linen closet. Cubbies, baskets and shelves. Those plastic storage bins. All of them have one thing in common: They are containers with built-in boundaries. If they are crowded, overflowing or impossible to open and close, that is a sign […]

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The Fun and the Fizzle of Owning and Running a Bed and Breakfast

The Fun and the Fizzle Of Owning and Running a Bed and Breakfast By Tricia Herban For almost seven years, my husband and I shared our home in the heart of historic Annapolis with paying guests. This was a retirement career for which we had no prior formal training except a love of cooking, a […]

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Where to Next?

Where to Next??     By Penelope Folsom Recently my good friend Joan moved into a retirement community. Asked why she had made that choice, she said she and her husband carefully considered all the different options and for them, it was the right thing. Both she and Dick, her husband of more than 50 […]

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ABCs of Hanging Baskets

ABCs of Hanging Baskets By Neil Moran             Hanging baskets are an easy way to add instant color to any deck, patio or porch. The nice thing is you can either purchase ready-made baskets or make your own. And with the right selection and care you can keep them looking good all Summer long. Here […]

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Bees in Your Backyard: A Hobby Full of Sweetness and Light

Bees in Your Backyard: A Hobby Full of Sweetness and Light By Kirsten S. Traynor Have you toyed with the idea of keeping your own honeybee hive? Perhaps you want pollinators for your garden. Or maybe a taste of honey from a local beekeeper stirred a desire to harvest your own. Possibly you’ve heard bees […]

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Rock Stars in Your Garden

Rock Stars in Your Garden By Neil Moran I’ve been gardening since the Rolling Stones first started touring as a headline act (1964, if you don’t remember). During that time I’ve tried growing a number of different vegetables and vegetable varieties with mixed results. Here are a few you’ve-just-got-to-try vegetables for your garden based on […]

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Prolific Writer Cecil Murphey Offers Lessons on Aging

Prolific Writer Cecil Murphey Offers Lessons on Aging By Leah Lancione Aging is a touchy subject to approach. Although we’re all aging as soon as we’re born, the reality of it is more difficult to face when it’s physically or mentally evident. Many twenty-somethings throw caution to the wind as far as their health is […]

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HOLIDAYS WITHOUT STRESS: VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY

HOLIDAYS WITHOUT STRESS: VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY By Dr. James David Last December my wife and I had an opportunity to visit the Czech Republic, my ancestral home. Our first impulse was, “We can’t do that! We have too many holiday traditions and obligations we must complete.” Our second thought was, “This could be a trip of […]

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Something New for Your Holiday? Five Ideas for Changing Times

Something New for Your Holiday? Five Ideas for Changing Times By Joanne R. Alloway As the holidays approach, we begin thinking about how we spend those special days with family and friends. As we get older, our situations change. Our children have moved far away. Our aging parents need us, or they, like other relatives, […]

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Enjoy Birds in Your Garden All Winter Long

Enjoy Birds in Your Garden All Winter Long By Leah Lancione Like every other state, Maryland has birds that migrate to warmer locales for Winter, as well as many that remain and tough out the cold, snow and ice storms. According to The Backyard Bird Lovers Ultimate How-To Guide, ice storms are the most dangerous […]

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DEALING WITH A DIFFICULT PERSON

DEALING WITH A DIFFICULT PERSON By Louise Whiteside             Who among us has not had someone in our life with whom we simply could not get along? Perhaps an overbearing boss, a complaining neighbor or an overly critical relative? So often we have tried to reason, communicate or compromise with such a person, only to […]

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Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Another Cruel Winter

Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Another Cruel Winter By Leah Lancione By definition, an almanac records and predicts astronomical events (the rising and setting of the sun, for instance), tides, weather, and other phenomena in relation to time. First published in 1792, the most widely respected and consulted almanac is the Old Farmer’s Almanac, thanks to […]

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DOWNSIZING OR RIGHTSIZING?

DOWNSIZING OR RIGHTSIZING? By Steven R. Fleming As I write this, I am in the middle of moving. The move is from a large, five-bedroom home with a lower level “mother-in-law suite” to a one-level, two-bedroom with den duplex. It’s the right move for me at this time in my life, but I am faced […]

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Working at Home: Myths, Truths and Advice

Working at Home: Myths, Truths and Advice By Melissa Conroy           If you are sick of commuting to work every day, considering a new career change or toying with the idea of your own business, working at home can be a very attractive option. TeleworkResearchNetwork.com says more than 3 million telecommuting Americans list their home […]

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What in the World is a CCRC?

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A CCRC? By Gladys J. Smith           You may have heard this term used by some in the senior housing industry, but do you know what CCRC stands for?  CCRC is an acronym for Continuing Care Retirement Community.  A CCRC is a community catering to the needs of adults through […]

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Downsizing One Step at a Time

Downsizing One Step at a Time By Tricia Herban          Sometimes it is called “right-sizing” and perhaps the reason for that is that it sounds more positive and less painful. But in fact, downsizing does mean only one thing — that you will have fewer things that take up less space at the end of […]

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Purifying the Air We Breathe

Purifying the Air We Breathe By Neil Moran           After lengthy studies fit for a government agency, the folks at NASA have definitively established that indoor plants can help astronauts breathe cleaner, less toxic air while in outer space. What NASA found in a study they performed in conjunction with the Associated Landscape Contractors of […]

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Finding the Best Mattress for You

Finding the Best Mattress for You By Melissa Conroy           Throughout history, people’s bedding choices were often fairly limited and came with varying degrees of discomfort. People have slept on everything from straw to wood shavings to corn husks in efforts to put some cushioning between themselves and the floor. Today, when we say, “Good […]

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Choices for Living Green

Choices for Living Green From Gina C. Courbron In this time of economic uncertainty and limited natural resources, it is more relevant than ever to live a green lifestyle. But what does that mean, and how can you apply it to your everyday life? Examples of green living may be as simple as recycling, or […]

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