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Random thoughts on retirement

Random thoughts on retirement

I seem to have writer’s block this week. Or it could be that my brain is fried because we are doing a kitchen reno and the smell of glue and the sound of drills is making it very difficult to think. So instead of writing a well-thought out piece with a beginning and an end, I decided to simply share some random thoughts on retirement. On mortality… …I interviewed Jonathan Chevreau last week for sa... »

Why I didn’t go to Russia

Why I didn’t go to Russia

  If you need a visa to visit a foreign country, make sure all of the information is correct before you leave home. Because we didn’t, my husband and I incurred thousands of dollars in unexpected expenses during a recent trip to Russia and Ukraine. In May 2013, we left Toronto for a long-anticipated two week trip to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev and Odessa. We flew to Munich and expected to bo... »