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The Health Benefits of Laughter and Humor

A good sense of humor can help you in dealing with difficult situations. It appears to be a calming remedy to relax anyone. Here are some health benefits of laughter and humor.

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Shake My Head

The snart

   Living through your 70s is mostly a time of experiencing new diminishments of one’s physical and mental capabilities. It can take as long to get out of a chair as it does to remember what you had for dinner the previous night, for instance. Your gait begins to resemble Tin Man’s in the rain. […]

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Daytripping

Uptown girl

   As soon as Carol saw the motel room, she didn’t like it. She had picked the hotel, based on my desire to be walking distance to an Italian restaurant (any Italian restaurant) in Big Bear, and her wish to stay in a place where she wouldn’t have to jam the luggage against the door […]

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How to Tell Humorous Stories

Humor is one of the best ways to engage an audience. Here is how to tell humorous stories.

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How Not To Mess Up A Road Trip

A road trip is an excellent way to travel, explore and see the world around you. Here are a few tips you should stick to when planning a road trip

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Daytripping

Sea change

   Until I read John Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez recently, I’d always thought that tidepools were populated and depopulated with the tides. When the tides rolled in, so did sea life. When the tides went back out, sea life followed. I guess I’d thought of those tidepools as the bar and nightclub scene for marine […]

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Not so glory days

   I was listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” the other evening, focusing on the lyric of a high school pitcher who once had been able “to throw that speed ball by you [and] make you look like a fool.” And I  thought back on some of my own near moments of greatness.    It […]

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Clothes horse

    One of the signs of dementia is when you can’t dress yourself anymore. I’m getting close. After three years of being told “no,no,no,no,no,” when I appear from the bedroom dressed for a night out, I’ve thrown in the towel. (I should keep the towel, since it’s the one thing that’s insisted upon me when […]

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Tutti a tavola a mangiare

Mouthful

Tutti a tavola a mangiare!

   For someone for whom Italian restaurants are a bucket list destination (I’d rather eat at Sonny’s than prowl the ruins of Machu Picchu), the opening of a new Italian eatery nearby is akin to a Van Gogh immersion exhibit coming to town.    One could make a case that my love for Italian food […]

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A blog about nothing

   It’s become sort of a catchphrase in our lives together. “I don’t want to see this in a blog,” Carol will tell me from time to time. Something has happened that has made us both laugh, and usually out of embarrassment: a foible, a slight mishap or just something you’re glad no one else […]

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