Saving Detroit

Mature trees and lots of yard for only $19,900.00
This charmer has mature trees and yard for only $15,900.00

As everyone is aware, the City of Detroit is in the toilet – broke, battered and beaten. Having given it some thought, I’ve come up with a solution that could help everyone. Turn Detroit into Florida north. That is, make it a haven for retiring Boomers and the arts community. Homes can be purchased for next to nothing (more…)

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Listen to your hormones

Watching Dr. Natasha Turner on The Marilyn Denis show (www.marilyn.ca) the other day reminded me that I have to pay more attention to what goes into my body. I’m convinced my itching, bitching and all-round BOOMERbroad falling apart issues are hormone related but it’s hard to give them the attention they deserve. I’ve read about Natasha Turner in the past but last week’s episode prompted me to download her book from the library (more…)

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Still swingin’ in her 60s

TwiggyAlthough I subscribe to seventeen magazines a month, Good Housekeeping isn’t one of them. But when I happened to spot the glossy lavender cover of the September British edition the other day in Chapters, I couldn’t resist. It featured a picture of one of the original Boomer babes, Twiggy looking pretty snazzy at 60+-something. Eager to learn her secrets to ageless aging, (more…)

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How to improve sales at Hudson’s Bay

Hardly a week goes by without our various newspapers analyzing the changing retail scene – the introduction of Target, Ann Taylor, Nordstrom and other American giants into the Canadian market – and how the home-grown Canadian retailers are handling it, particularly Holt Renfrew and Hudson’s Bay. Has anyone talked to us – the consumer? I have a couple of very simple suggestions for Hudson’s Bay (more…)

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Creepy crepey

The late Nora Ephron felt bad about her neck – she even wrote a book about it. I totally forgot about mine until it was too late. It happened overnight. When I was 53 I woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and was shocked to discover that my formerly long, lean neck now resembled a slouching sports sock. For years I had been dutifully applying hundreds or probably thousands of dollars worth of creams, oils, serums and even stem cell potions to various parts of my body with reasonably good results but (more…)

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