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Ask The Experts: Importance of Independence

Phillip Coury, vice president of Generations Senior Living, says assisted living can actually produce more independence. Q: What is the importance of supporting a sense of independence in seniors and older adults? A: “What retirement living can do in fostering independence is actually ironic to a lot of seniors and a lot of their family members, because
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Happy Birthday to the 747

September 30, 2018 The Boeing 747 turns fifty years-old today. Smithsonian magazine has published an essay of mine about the plane for its “American Icon” feature. You can read it here. It appears in the magazine’s print version as well. The longer, unabridged version is below. FIFTY YEARS AGO, on the last day of September […]

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One Way to do Hawaii – O’ahu Edition

Earlier this year my wife and I visited the Hawaiian Islands while cruising onboard Star Princess…   https://solentrichardscruiseblog.com/2018/04/01/star-princess-hawaiian-islands-adventure/   The Hawaiian Islands are an archipelago of eight major islands, several atolls […]

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A Night onboard Queen Mary

Prior to embarking on a recent cruise from Los Angeles my wife and I chose to spend the previous night on board Queen Mary at Long Beach…   ***** Once […]

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Q&A With the Pilot

Volume Four: Steering, Runway Noises, Cameras, and Everything You Were Afraid to Know About Engine Failures. Plus, How to Navigate Up a Badger's Arse.

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Broken Glass

Windows, Windows, In the News. Three Unusual Incidents Leave People Wondering (and Worrying). Plus: A Window Seat Reverie.

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Another way to do Bali

The Indonesian island of Bali is a tourist’s dream, offering a wide variety of culture, religion, excellent scenery, beaches and fine temperatures. It is also an island of many parts […]

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