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Linda Grant gives us permission to love fashion and helps us understand its value

Ten years ago Linda Grant wrote a book called The Thoughtful Dresser, The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter, which gives us permission to enjoy being fashionable without being burdened by the guilt and sin of vanity. Grant’s book was recommended by Sue Burpee in her High Heels in the Wilderness fashion blog which is an excellent resource for baby boomer…

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It’s the time of year to fatten up and protect our nuts

This is the busy season for our three-and-a-half-pound Yorkie. Yorkshire Terriers were originally bred to hunt and kill rats in the coal mines in Yorkshire, England and those hunting instincts are buried deep in her DNA. We have four columnar oak trees loaded with acorns in our back yard and the squirrels are constantly making mad dashes between the trees and along the top of…

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COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms the lessons of our parents, if only we’d listened.

The baby boomer generation grew up in times of prosperity and economic growth. We often reflect on how different our childhood was from what young people are experiencing today in terms of materialism and lifestyle. Conversely, boomers had so many more advantages than our parents, most of whom grew up during The Depression and carried that experience with them throughout their lives. They instilled in…

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