Travel: In Search of the Christmas Markets

Christmas is around the corner, and the shopping has begun in some places, while in others the planning – first stop a good old fashioned Christmas market: Advertisements

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Sunday Morning Thoughts

I woke up early this morning. By early I mean 4 a.m. – usually because my dog is working on the old time – his clock being 5 a.m. and ready for his breakfast. I don’t mind, he’s aging and I am not going to try to teach my old dog new tricks. He is the […]

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Sunday Morning Edition – Is Purely for Entertainment

Slow down October! What’s the rush? I mean, I was in a department store the other day and walked past the holiday decor section, only to discover there are now holiday specific sections as follows:   All Halloween items on sale. Thanksgiving in full display and full-price and Christmas on pre-sale.  I had to step […]

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Choosing Holiday Decor That Fits Your Style

Hopefully you survived Black Friday – in terms of running to the mall and trying your best to be the first to grab whatever it is that is on sale. You know, the stack of hand towels at a bargain price, or the gadget giveaways with the new smart phone or simply a two-for-one deal. […]

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Holiday Party Gift Ideas For the Office and Otherwise

Company parties have been penciled in, and even those planned by family and friends. Which means there is either a gag gift involved, or secret Santa and then there are the ones that you give just because. For this and that, here’s a list of 25 affordable gifts that look expensive. Here are my favorites: […]

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Autumn Decor and Halloween

  I realized just yesterday while walking to my car from an appointment and the drive home, that folks have already begun to decorate their homes for Fall/Halloween.  I use / because some of decor has nothing to do with the actual not-so-holiday day. But rather an expression of their joy to welcome the beautiful […]

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Take Note – How To Survive The Winter

I do live in San Francisco, and some days in the winter it dips below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I know this all sounds funny for those of you struggling with worst weather conditions. But any cold or dreary weather does take its toll on anyone anywhere. So…this article caught my eye the other day and […]

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Long Weekends and Such…

It’s the first of July already? I can’t believe we’ve completed the first half of the year – what I consider is the planning stages for the rest of the year.  Since Jan-Jun most of us are busy getting through winter, kids in school, college prep, proms, or wedding planning for those with adult children, […]

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