Category Archives: Just wondering

Top posts of 2018 – and top countries for readership

The last day of 2018. People are writing about the top news stories of 2018. About the top sports stories of 2018. The biggest tragedies of 2018. The most devastating weather events of 2018. And on it goes. This morning … Continue reading

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Peace on earth, goodwill towards all: wouldn’t that be nice!

It’s the Christmas season. Whether you lean more towards spiritual traditions or secular ones – or both – it’s the time when songs and greeting cards ring out with heartwarming messages of Peace, Joy, Love, and Goodwill towards all. Hmm. I’m … Continue reading

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100 years of Remembrance Days: what we remember and what we forget

November 11, 2018. One hundred years since the signing of the. Armistice that ended World War I.  One hundred years of remembering the many, many sacrifices made by millions upon millions of people. Horrific sacrifices. Heartbreaking sacrifices. For far too … Continue reading

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We should be practicing for retirement our whole life

Recently I wrote a blog post in which I observed that in many ways our 9-year old grandson was practicing being retired during the week he spent with us in August. Of course, it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, a throw-away … Continue reading

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My home town makes national and international news, for the worst possible reason

My husband and I are certifiable news junkies. Every day we sit in the same room together, reading articles on our devices from around the world. We keep picking up our devices to check to see if something new has happened … Continue reading

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Freedom to choose

I’ve been mulling over the challenges we face when we find ourselves having to rely on others for some (or all) aspects of our lives after having been independent for as long as we can remember. After having made our … Continue reading

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Losing my innocence at 70

For the first 70 years of my life, starting in the immediate aftermath of World War II, I really did believe that the world was progressing towards a common goal, one of peace and prosperity for all. Not just for … Continue reading

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