Archives in Category: Changing Scene

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Grand Cayman

The last time we were in Grand Cayman was shortly after Hurricane Ivan devastated the island. That was probably ten or so years ago; although a lot of the shore excursions were cancelled, our cruise ship stopped to show support

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A List

Lists are all the rage these days to the point where they are passing themselves off as good writing. I don’t agree, but that’s a different blog. So here is a list of new things Earl and I have tried

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St. Thomas

Over the years, St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands has been the go-to destination for cruise ships. The island is part of the United States; English is the native tongue; and the shopping is unparalleled.  Especially if you’re in

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Economics of Cruising

There are certain trends Earl and I have noticed in our fifteen years on board cruise ships. (We haven’t spent fifteen years continuously, you understand; only a couple weeks each year. But it’s enough to notice changes.)

You can have

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Big Brother Microsoft

I am fairly happy with Windows 7, but apparently Microsoft doesn’t think I should be. Now that Windows 10 has been on the market for almost six months, I regularly receive notification that I can download the newest version for

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Reviewing Christmas

I had great intentions about writing during the Christmas holiday, but it got away from me what with cooking and baking and wrapping. Entertaining too. Perhaps you felt the same way.

Soon it will be New Year’s Eve, and Christmas

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Hate Has No Business Here

On this eve of Christmas Eve, I read a story about a couple of small business owners in Minnesota who are standing up against the current spike in xenophobia. Their names are Elana and Danny Schwartzman, and they own the

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Advice for the Christmas Tree-Challenged

I’m a struggling writer; by that I don’t mean I struggle with the words.  On the contrary, I struggle with becoming more well-known for them. But perhaps there is a new path for me.

It began with a pull-up Christmas

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The Concert in Grant Park

Recently I caught a rerun on PBS of Simon and Garfunkle’s Concert in Central Park, which was originally performed in September, 1981.  It was a free concert that the folk duo gave before five hundred thousand people to help raise

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Board Meeting

We live in a condominium, which means we also belong to a homeowners’ association (HOA). Which means there is an annual meeting where the HOA reports on what it’s done the past twelve months.

As a rule, these meetings are

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