November 2010

Longtime readers know I’m a fan of daily deal websites.  It is how we stretch our budget dining out, on entertainment and more.  It’s also a good source of gifts for friends and family in other parts of the country. One of the sites I used earlier this year, Adility, has gone out of business! […]

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Our Thanksgiving location and crowd changes from year to year.  In 2010, it will be Mr. Boomer, myself and two of our adult sons as our California extended family made different plans. It’s time to plan out the menu so I can get the ingredients on sale and enjoy the preparations instead of stressing over […]

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If you would have told me a few months ago I would be reviewing a book titled The Cigarette Book: The History and Culture of Smoking, disbelief is a mild description of my reaction. As a strong anti-smoking advocate (in an extended family of smokers), I was interested to see what would be in a […]

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Planning a vacation entails more facets than picking the location, timeframe and travel arrangements.  You also have to decide whether to buy travel insurance. If the decision is to get a policy for the trip, then comes the process of selecting a carrier and policy. Existing Coverage Before buying a policy find out what coverage […]

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Hopefully you remembered to turn back your clocks before heading out this morning.  When I was a teenager  it seemed I was invariably scheduled to work time change Sunday.  In the Fall, I’d arrive an hour early and in the Spring an hour late! This week I shared my mom’s delicious (and easy) chili recipe […]

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