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Relocating to Victoria BC

When approached with the idea of relocating to Victoria, British Colombia, Canada, my nineteen-year-old son asked, “Does Victoria, BC, have the same laws as Windsor, Canada, where I can legally drink?”. I informed him that, actually, in Victoria, the legal drinking age is eighteen years old. So, he responded with an overwhelming firm “Yes!” and…
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April 29, 2024 0
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Why Growing Old in Michigan Is Great

As I get closer to retirement than I am to my first job, I am starting to think about where I would ultimately like to land, so to speak. It seems as though a good number of people who are lucky enough like to retire in Florida or Arizona, especially folks who live in my…
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March 16, 2024 0
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Total Loss Fire Claim

March something, 2007, I received a phone call in the wee hours of the morning around 3 am. It was my closest aunt at the time, not geographically but emotionally and age-wise. I must have been in REM (Rapid eye movement sleep is the stage of sleep where most dreams happen) and was talking in…
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February 2, 2024 0
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What is the Difference Between a Fair and a Carnival?

After the winter holiday season is over, my mind starts to look forward to spring, and I begin to make plans for outdoor activities like: But I have always wondered, what is the difference between a fair and a carnival? For example, the local faith-based facility in my neighborhood has a “Summers End Fair” with…
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January 11, 2024 0
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What are the Consequences of Disaster on a Society?

The consequences of a disaster on a society could be crippling. Should a tornado rip through a highly populated area with a large corporation headquartered there, it would literally devastate that area as well as the surrounding communities, if not a whole state. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it devastated Louisiana and was later…
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January 5, 2024 0
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How Music Affects the Taste of Food?

As a music lover, full time writer, part time musician, and food connoisseur, I can relate very well with the idea of music affecting the taste of food as well as the ambiance of the whole experience itself. In addition, I also spent more than twenty years serving and bartending in Michigan food service establishments…
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November 17, 2023 0

Examples of Body Art

The first art to come to mind when thinking about body art is, naturally, tattoos. See how I automatically pluralized tattoos? Apparently, tattoos are addictive, at least what I have heard. Well, maybe more than what I have heard. Until three years ago, I had never had a tattoo artist imprint their creativity on my…
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November 9, 2023 0

How Often Do Families Move?

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March 13, 2023 0

How Important Are Community Centers?

If a community center’s main purpose is to provide opportunities for active living and recreation in a safe, inclusive environment, then by creating a positive atmosphere, these facilities essentially become a personal health and wellness service. Thereby reducing reliance on healthcare and other costly social services just by existing. Thus, supporting these centers proves to…
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December 1, 2022 0

Reasons Why Knowledge is Power

When I think about the wise words my mom shared with me over and over throughout my life, they always seemed to reflect the idea that knowledge is power. She stressed the importance of educating oneself to anyone who would listen. She spent her life teaching, caring for, and loving many children, not just me,…
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October 3, 2022 0