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Thoughtful Thursday: Words of wisdom from sidewalk signs

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Growing old … two sides of the coin!

So often these days I hear, “Getting old is not for sissies”.  Personally, I prefer the competing concept, “Growing old is a privilege denied to many”.  But there’s no doubt that there are many perspectives on the subject.  We talk … Continue reading

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Map Monday: let’s explore some good news in the world, we deserve it!

It’s been a stressful and disorienting 9 months of COVID, and a stressful week of watching the U.S. election results unfold, whether you’re American or not. Sorry, Americans, but the past 4 years have been pretty unsettling for most people … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: What kind of seniors’ home do you want your parents to end up in – or you?

Warren Buffett has a quote he uses to remind investors that companies can look promising on the face of it, but their warts (and worse) can reveal themselves pretty fast when circumstances change. Investor beware. You’ve got to admit that’s … Continue reading

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Looking at demographic changes from 1950-2020 using maps

The maps that I am sharing on today’s Map Monday are taken from an excellent interactive site maintained by the Institut National d’Études Démographiques in France. These are screen shots of a few of the categories of demographic data provided … Continue reading

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More facts about the world – in 5 more easy maps

Let’s see what world curiosities we can explore on this week’s Map Monday. World’s top tourist destinations according to money spent.   Life expectancy in each country.   Median age in each country. There’s no doubt that, just as the … Continue reading

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