Taking the Long Road

Playa del Carmen

Not My Kind of Place

Silvrback blog imageBefore the visit to Playa del Carmen, Mexico fades into a distant memory (and that takes less time as I get older), I wanted to post some of my thoughts on our 16-day visit 19 December - 4 January. We stayed the whole time in Playa del Carmen.

It was not our intent to do so, but the lack of confidence in our supposed 5-day Cancun . . .

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January 28, 2019

Financial Wisdom of a Thousandaire

Silvrback blog imageA "thousandaire" is my made up term to describe those of us who aspire to be millionaires but have failed to this point.

Look, I'm a millionaire in the making here, until I'm not. There is still hope. The real question is what happened to slow down the accumulation phase of my life?

I've reflected on this for three or four minutes . . .

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June 16, 2018

She's Lost that Lovin' Feeling...

Watching HGTV

Silvrback blog imageThere are times when I feel like I'm not doing too badly in terms of having enough money to quit the job and do something else. Then there are other times when I'm seriously wondering about what I've been doing for the past 45+ years of my working life. I seem to have so little to show for it.

I'm an aspiring millionaire who has yet to . . .

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June 07, 2018

Puerto Vallarta

First Visit Impressions

To say I've been negligent in my writing would be an understatement, but with just getting home from our 10-day trip to Puerto Vallarta (PV), Mexico, and because it is relatively cold out and I don't want to go outdoors, I thought I'd fire a line or two about the experience. I would go all the way back to our third visit to the . . .

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December 30, 2017

We Are What We Pretend to Be

Silvrback blog imageAnyone who has read my blog for any length of time knows that I like a good phrase. One that might be from a movie or a quote from someone. A good line to me is one that provokes me to stop and read it again, and then again, and then to save it somewhere to consider it again.

I came across one a couple of years back when I was viewing a . . .

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Posted in: integrity

April 17, 2017

Life Messages

Write Them, Lest They Forget

ISilvrback blog image’m running some ads on Facebook for my blogging platform Silvrback, one of which reads as follows:

“In living, our stories are made. In writing, our stories are remembered. Write them, lest they forget.” I like that.

I’ve been thinking about, and intending to write about, legacies for some time now. In part, . . .

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March 17, 2017

Dominican Republic III

Santo Domingo and Boca Chica

Well, the time has come to wrap up our review of the last leg of our trip. It has been a brief but good introduction to the Dominican Republic, an up and coming expat destination. We've dropped in on the Puerto Plata and Samana (Las Terrenas) areas of the north coast (Atlantic Ocean) and have returned to the south coast (Caribbean Sea) to end . . .

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January 12, 2017