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  1. Summer Happenings

    by , 07-11-2013 at 06:30 PM (Creative Call)
    It has been a busy summer so far. I still tutor four mornings a week. I tutor ESL to both adults and children. It is volunteer work I do through the church. I also managed to teach a gentleman to drive Canadian style. He has his license and I am relieved I do not have to drive with him anymore.

    My brother, who lived in High River, AB, lost most everything in the flood there. I have been busy keeping up with what's happening and seeing where we can help. I decided that gift ...
  2. What’s Wrong With Staying Home?

    by , 02-11-2010 at 05:40 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    This week we had a snowstorm. To many areas of the country this is no big deal. However, where I live we don’t “do” snow. We don’t have bi snow removal operations, most of us natives don’t know how or care to drive in it, and everything pretty much shuts down until the melting happens. I like it that way. To me, a snowstorm is a chance to take a break from the hectic pace of life, to slow down, and just enjoy the view. But to hear many people around here cry about it, especially those from areas ...
  3. 10 Free Entertainment Activities for Seniors

    by , 10-28-2009 at 12:02 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    The Only Price of Admission for These Great Activities is Ingenuity

    Whether you’re saving for retirement, living on a fixed income, or just looking for new ways to be smart about how you spend your money, consider the many ways that you can trim your entertainment budget and actually increase your fun. Here are 10 of the best ideas I’ve found.

    Gallery openings and art walks – Attend art gallery openings, which usually include wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to meet ...
  4. Free (Or Nearly Free) Entertainment For Every Week of the Year

    by , 09-14-2009 at 09:46 AM (C@rol's Blog)
    A lot of people ask me: “If you don’t watch TV and you choose to limit movies, clubs, restaurants, etc. in order to save money, what do you do for entertainment? Aren’t you bored?” I usually look at them, dumbfounded, because to me there is too much to do and boredom is never a problem. I have never had a problem finding free or very inexpensive entertainment. However, I understand that those who are used to relying on “prepackaged” entertainment may have a problem at first identifying all the fun, ...
  5. What Advertisers Fear Most

    by , 07-03-2009 at 05:30 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    I wrote about trying to find contentment by getting back to a simpler life, one freer from forms of mass entertainment and consumerism. There’s an additional benefit to this than just living a simpler, less hectic life. You are likely to find freedom from the pervasive advertising in our culture. The less advertising you see and respond to, the more money you keep in your pocket.

    Think about it: All of our mass entertainment comes with advertising. Video games now feature sponsors ...
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