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Gwen’s Pineapple Gazpacho

Put away the cookie cutters, icing and candy sprinkles—at least until Valentine’s Day. We’re starting off the New Year with a fresh, kicky and absolutely delicioso gazpacho courtesy of one of my favorite food bloggers.

The Gone With the Wind Trail: Where Everyone Gives a Damn

I allow three days to explore the Gone with the Wind Trail in and near Atlanta, but it takes me only one to become a Windie. A Windie is a die-hard GWTW fan, a person who is immersed in the history, legends and legacy surrounding the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and enormously popular film.

Alligators, Birds and Plants, Oh my!

It’s 9:30 in the morning, but the air is still cool. Nevertheless, I’m slathered in sunscreen and dripping with insect repellant.

Choose Joint Replacement Surgery and Improve your Quality of Life

Pain Relief, improved joint function, and increased quality of life are reasons why nearly 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the U.S annually.

Five Books that Altered the Course of My Life

“Write a short essay,” my English teacher told us, “five books that changed my life.”

Fathers

Oswald Nelson, at age 13, was the youngest person to become an Eagle Scout. Oswald went on to become Ozzie Nelson, the father in “Ozzie and Harriet.”

The Old Bag: Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

In the August issue, an American Woman’s letter stated, “I would like your help in starting a movement” (this was in regard to each person treating the other with honor and respect).

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Interpreting ‘Govspeak’

There’s the English language as you and I know it, then there’s the vernacular native to politicians and bureaucrats when pseudo-communicating with the hoi polloi that I call “Govspeak.”

Nanaimo Bars

I wish I had known about this treat years ago when I was living in British Columbia, where it originated.

Home Improvements for Growing Multi-Generational Households

The American family continues to evolve, with multiple generations living under the same roof in more households than any time since the Great Depression.

The Affordable Care Act: How it Will Impact Seniors

Like many seniors in Arizona, Joyce Walther has some concerns about the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Although the 62-year-old Tempe resident is getting benefits through her work, she says she is worried that her employer may decide to drop coverage as it may not meet the requirement, or it may too expensive for the new program.

Journeys: Flo Blanchard

True-life tales from some of Arizona’s most fascinating residents.

The Old Bag: Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

Dear Old Bag: Is it judgmental to call someone who habitually lies “a liar”?

Easier mortgage processes, positive attitudes inspire renters to buy

Owning a home has been an integral element of the American Dream for generations. But is ownership right for you? And if it is, how do you know if it’s the right time in your life to purchase a home?

A Dance With Three Shoes

“It’s time,” my wife will say, and we exchange grim nods before I rise. It is then, with a loaded sigh, that I forsake couch, ballgame and the comforts of suburban life to don the attire of a killer. In dark jeans, long-sleeved shirt and covered shoes—three of them—I pause at the patio door.