Hobbies and Leisure


Couple Hiking Taking Pictures

Taking Up Photography Later in Life Perhaps you have always wanted to learn more about photography but you’ve never had the time. So, now you’re retired and suddenly you have lots of extra time to cultivate a hobby that you can really enjoy and have a lot of fun with! Photography has been described as “painting with light.” Certainly, any visual artist will tell you the tools of the trade are important. If you want to get into photography in a serious way, here are two basic guidelines: Keep it......

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Inspirational Boomer Women
May 05, 2016

Inspirational Boomer Women

They’re All Around Us, Boomer Women Who Inspire Us “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses When asked, “Which women do you find most inspirational,” the majority...


What is Happiness?
April 25, 2016

What is Happiness?

Finding Happiness Ever since I took a class on comparative religions in college, I’ve been fascinated with Buddhism and the concept of Nirvana. Simplistically, Nirvana is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the state of perfect happiness...


Shopping Online Safely
April 13, 2016

Shopping Online Safely

Tips to Keep You Shopping Online Safely According to Internet Retailer, more than $300 billion was spent online in 2014, with $4.4 billion of it spent on Black Friday alone. Apparently I’m not the only...


Your Go-To Wine Guide
March 07, 2016

Your Go-To Wine Guide

Use This Helpful Wine Guide at Your Next Dinner Party “Wine is fun. It’s complex, vibrant and meaningful. It should be part of your life…” – Geoff Kruth, Master Sommelier There are 1,300 different varieties...


Learning Later in Life
January 18, 2016

Learning Later in Life

Continued Education There are three quotes that perfectly describe how I’ve lived my life: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” ― Henry Ford...


Taking Care While Traveling
November 24, 2015

Taking Care While Traveling

Avoiding Food Poisoning and Other Illnesses While Traveling Thirty to 70 percent of travelers are forced to bring their vacation to a screeching halt due to the sudden onset of food poisoning. In some instances,...


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
October 11, 2015

10 Classic Books to Revisit

Must Read Classic Books St. John’s College, based in Annapolis, MD has an unusual learning philosophy. Their curriculum is tied to the St. John’s list of great books, which is reviewed annually. “Through close...


How to Be Happier
September 08, 2015

How to Be Happier

8 Tips for Being Happy Achieving happiness has long been a common desire for mankind. Yet happiness is a state of mind, not a destination. Ultimately we must choose to be happy by adjusting our...


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