Travel Tips as We Emerge from COVID

Normally I plan our travel adventures 6 to 12 months out. Some folks think that’s way too far ahead because plans could change. But for us, our vacation is something we look forward to, so we won’t let anything get in the way of our plans. Once we say we’re going somewhere, we’re going. And…

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Are You Ready for the REAL ID Deadline?

Back in 2017, I blogged about how the federal government’s REAL ID deadline would be here before we knew it…in October 2020. In February of 2020, I drafted another blog post to remind folks about getting their REAL ID in October. Here’s that rough draft: “If you fly using any domestic airport or if you…

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Does Speed Reading Improve Productivity?

During an email seminar I was presenting, one of the participants posted this comment in the chat box: “I should learn speed reading so I can get through these emails faster.” Speed reading incorrectly can be costly That comment reminded me of what I discovered when I was researching a discount airline. One particular airline…

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Recipe: Banoffee Pie

Ingredients 3       sticks of butter 9 oz   ginger snaps (crushed) ¾ cup         sugar 14 oz can of condensed milk 4       bananas (sliced) 1       lemon (juiced) 1 cup double or whipping cream grated chocolate Directions Crush the ginger snaps into fine crumbs. In a saucepan, melt 10 TB (1 stick + 2…

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What a Happiness Audit Can Do for You

During one of my coaching sessions, a client shared with me that he’d decided to take a sabbatical from working. He’s going to quit his current job so he can enjoy life to the fullest, figure out what kind of work will make him happy, and live a balanced life. We agreed he wasn’t satisfied…

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Save Time Finding a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

If you’ve been trying to find a vaccine appointment, you might have experienced some consternation about how much time it’s taking you to do this. As additional tiers beyond healthcare workers, nursing home residents, people 65 and older, people with underlying conditions, and teachers open up into all of the aforementioned plus 50 and older,…

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Pie (standard and Keto)

This pie is smooth and cool – a perfect dessert for spring and summer. If you’re watching your weight, follow the notes for the Keto version. It tastes nearly as rich as the standard version. This recipe makes a 9” pie. INGREDIENTS Standard Crust 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted…

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