Monthly Archives: July 2016

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…to Retire?

We’re seeing the slogan everywhere.  Sometimes, the word order is different: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.  But it’s the same three words, usually accompanied by the plea to increase our recycling efforts. As in the plastic bag pictured above, the idea is … Continue reading

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Preparing to Retire Abroad Series, Part 6: Choosing A City

Our last few visits to France have been our “reconnaissance missions” of sorts.  We have been scouting various locations that we might be interested in relocating to eventually. While there are still more places we would like to visit–Grenoble, Perpignan, … Continue reading

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Our Year of Cleaning Cheaply and Conscientiously

Face, body, clothes, windows, showers, toilets.  You name it, we clean it.  But how much were we spending on cleansing our faces and bodies?  And how many chemicals were we dumping into the earth’s already-fragile system in order to get … Continue reading

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WANTED: Retirement Town without Fireworks!

Will and I have a growing list of what we cannot do without in our retirement town of choice: wide variety of ethnic restaurants; at least weekly (farmer’s) markets; proximity to cultural events and geographical beauty; temperate climate which might … Continue reading

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