Monthly Archives: July 2011

Death March: This is a Vacation?

I am desperately clinging to the face of a rock wall 300 vertical feet above the Grand Canyon, and I am in mortal fear for my life.  I have reached this point after climbing, in kiln-like temperatures, up a tumble … Continue reading

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A Boomer’s Guide to Retirement

So, here we are, up on “The Mountain”, free at last from the burden of a 40 plus hour work week and that long skinny parking lot known as I-4, up where the air is clear, the birds are singing, … Continue reading

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10 Things I didn’t know about Kiev

OK, everybody knows what Kiev is famous for, right?  What…no?  Well, let me help you.  For food, think delicious borscht (a meaty soup), yummy veriniki  (dumplings) and chicken Kiev.  For architecture, think heavenly golden onion domes piercing a robin’s egg … Continue reading

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