What will World War III look like?

If we are all fighting this novel germ warfare, then we need to act like soldiers and obey our commanding officers. Staying home indefinitely may be the hardest order you've ever been given. And the most critical.

Iceland Will Blow You Away

I was continually being blown away -- in all senses -- by the meterorological, topographical and geological wonders and anomalies of this tiny island in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Ageless in an Aging Society

We are living longer and in better health. It's time to redefine what it means to grow old in today's society.

Thinking Creatively about Living and Dying

Is death a right? Should we be able to decide when to die if terminally ill? I've been following the debate in Canada on whether to legalize assisted dying, or doctor-assisted suicide, or whether to pour more money into palliative, end-of-life care. I'm quite certain there won't be enough hospices or hospital beds for my... Continue Reading →

Desert Climate a Winter Wonderland for Winter-weary Canadians

Phoenix is a tonic for Northern tourists I  dislike winters that begin in October. It happens when you live in Edmonton, Canada's most northern metropolis. But  this time, this year, my  tolerance for shoveling in cold weather after a snow storm plunged to sub-zero.  It must be another sign of age,  I thought as I gathered... Continue Reading →

Las Vegas Trump Hotel Refreshes in Dog Days of Summer

Donald Trump shares my peeve for slow elevators I discovered after checking in to his 64-storey golden tower in Las Vegas. Entering probably the fastest hotel elevators on the Strip, we shot up to our suite on the 30th floor in under 30 seconds. Trump International Hotel ranked 6th this year in Travel and Leisure... Continue Reading →

Eating at Scottsdale’s minty-cool The Saguaro

Sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows....everywhere This is my first restaurant review and I'm not even going to write about the food. My husband and I had booked a table at the Distrito restaurant for Easter Sunday brunch on a tip from my local PR contact to check out The Saguaro Scottsdale. (That's pronounced sah-warh-oh, after the desert... Continue Reading →

Great golf is just the beginning at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale

In this golf-given land of Arizona, there is golf and then there is great golf. Mountain vistas and vally views are plentiful playing golf around Phoenix, but this was the first time the beautiful scenery took over my golf game.  My husband and I were playing  with the director of golf at Desert Mountain in North Scottsdale. High in... Continue Reading →

Choosing the right toothbrush

Brush up on your technique Choosing the right toothbrush can seem daunting when you're standing in the grocery isle before the parade of Star Wars brushes with sonic power, dual-speed rotating heads, triple action bristles and zippy ergonomic grips. Should you splurge on an electric rechargeable or try the battery-operated one first? Would you prefer... Continue Reading →

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