Gone fishin’

When you read this, I’ll be in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico fly fishing. I taught myself to fly fish after growing up watching my father on streams in the White Mountains of Arizona. I like to keep my fishing simple – small streams, basic...

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The Power of Discipline

Congrats to my friend Heather who just completed, this very morning, 30 consecutive days of walking Tumamoc Hill at 5:30AM. She says, “Other than the physical byproduct of having stronger legs and lungs, I feel a sense of accomplishment and it's been a good reminder...

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5 bedrooms, 10 roommates

Last week we fell into conversation with a fellow who’d recently relocated from the San Francisco area, an area known for its high cost of living. He was basking in our low rental rates and his increased ability to save. He explained that even though his prior rent...

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Wouldn’t it be great…

to own a home here? You’re vacationing in a great place, far away from the day-to-day life of work and home, it’s idyllic. But owning your home there may not be. Here’s an honest look at the pros and cons. We spent last weekend with friends in a cabin on Mt. Lemmon –...

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America’s Lost Week

Did you know we had a lost week? Apparently the 20.3 days of vacation that we took on average between 1978 and 2000 shrank to just 16 by 2014 - this is a crisis! But the good news is that it’s trending up…to 16.8 days in 2016. This week’s quiet offices, phones and...

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A day off

With the 4th of July coming next Tuesday, many of us will have a little extra time on our hands. I’ve got a couple of ideas for you. There is, of course, vacation. Husband Dave passed on a fun idea from the Wall Street Journal. It’s the brainchild of a creative travel...

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100 miles – 100 years

Just returned from Flagstaff where we launched the 3rd Decade program – we’re statewide – Tucson, Phoenix and now Flagstaff! It’s a bit of a drive, four hours, a portion of which my family has made for decades. Only thing is, the 100 miles they routinely drove took...

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What’s your number?

My number is somewhere north of 70; that’s just the warm weather stuff and doesn’t count hiking, running or gardening stuff. What am I talking about? Pieces of clothing. Last week’s post turned out to be a riff on the quote “you can only wear one pair of pants at a...

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How did you get so rich?

That was the question the reporter asked the wealthy businessman who had come from nothing. His answer? “You can only wear one pair of pants at a time.” That remark has stayed with me – particularly when I look in my closet! Of course, it’s about more than pants. It’s...

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