Day 29 of the 30 day detox

WOW !!! This has been an interesting 29 days. I have done this detox about 5 times , now. Everytime I do it I learn something. I really got to see food differently this time.  For example – after swimming I am totally famished. Luckily, I generally fix enough salad for 3 days. So, when […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Feb 18, 2017


It’s time to start planning for – Catalina Jazz Trax on Catalina Island Oct. 12 – 16, 2017 (Thursday – Monday) Cheap seat – $154 – gives you 5 shows – 1 on Friday night 6pm, 2 shows on Sat and Sunday – 12 noon and 6pm. Cheap seats are good seats We had them [&he

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Jan 17, 2017


Thank God  we made it to another year. This is the 3rd year that I have done a 30 day detox for the month of January. I am on day 12th day. So far, so good. The detox product is all vegan based. So, I have a protein shake in the  morning. I choose to […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Jan 14, 2017

IMANI – Last day of Kwanza

We had a wonderful time. Minnie West, the Grande Dame Matriarch,  didn’t even come. She was home with a cold. God bless here. I was alarmed that she was not there, after all,  she is just shy of 90 years old (+-).  As soon as I got home I called her. She answered the phone […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Jan 2, 2017


December 26 – thru January 1st is Kwanzaa – a week long celebration of our African Heritage, unity and culture. Created by Maulana (aka Ron) Karenga in the 60’s. There are 7 principles of Kwanzaa (perhaps principles of life) as follows: Day 1 – Umoja – Unity Day 2 – Kujicha

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Dec 31, 2016


Boy, did I have a G R E A T time. this was my first time in Catalina for the festival. I am California native from Berkeley. In high school I heard Catalina was the place to go. I’ve been there on cruises but, just made it there for a fantastic 4 days. Ok, so […]

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Stay Healthy on the Road

WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN!. Most of the easy to use gel hand cleansers do NOT kill germs – they do not replace a 15-30 seconds of soap and hot water. Always wash hands BEFORE eating and AFTER you go to the bathroom. Until you have washed your hand DO NOT put your hands and fingers […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Nov 16, 2016

CONSIDER Travel Insurance

A sailing trip around the Greek Islands was to be my 2016 birthday cruise. It was $6700.00 including airfare. Ten days on a yacht with 39 other people. I had a cabin to myself. I was SO excited.  I bought the trip in January 2015 for May of 2016. I paid the entire fare. Well, […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Sep 12, 2016

Retirees New Job

I’ve said it before – your “New” job is – SELF CARE.  And it is truly a j o b. I have had to fight over weight issues most all of my life. It’s critical now. I have discovered the effort I have put in all these years has been a failing game. WOW – […]

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Sep 4, 2016

Niles Canyon Railway

Has anyone been on the Wine Train adventure via Niles Canyon Railway??? I started out from my North Oakland home at 11:30 to catch a 12:30 train. I printed out 2 sets of directions. I got off onto HWY 84 and directions say make a hard left turn and I should be there………………&#

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Categories: Blog | Posted on Sep 3, 2016