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Can a remote uranium mining town become a retirement mecca?


While more of an academic publication than a great literary work of non-fiction, Boom Town Blues: Elliot Lake remains an enlightening and useful read. The book summarizes what can only be described as the “great experiment of Elliot Lake, Ontario.” Now, … Continue reading

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Your community is a retirement haven when…


A little more satirical fun.  Your community is a retirement haven when… Gray hair is considered way cool. Golf courses exceed parks. Prune juice is the best-selling soft drink. It’s retail economy depends on the sale of Depends. Everyone has … Continue reading

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Review of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”


I had my first chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel entertaining film on DVD over the past weekend while visiting family in Indiana. What a terrific movie! No only are there wonderful characters and interwoven plots, but the … Continue reading

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Thumbs U.P. for Marquette – America’s best place to retire


Congratulations to Marquette, Michigan – CNN/Money Magazine’s 2011 best place to retire in the United States. If you have never been to Marquette, do not judge it by its winter weather – the city and its surroundings are absolutely stunning. … Continue reading

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