Monthly Archives: April 2018

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In Search of Warmth: Living and Playing with Reynaud’s Syndrome, and the Perpetual Journey to Stay Toasty

  As an adventure traveler, I have found myself in some pretty radical places: on top of Kilimanjaro, in a blizzard en route to Everest Base Camp, riding horses over high remote mountain passes in the Altai Mountains in Kazakhstan. As someone who suffers from a circulatory disorder, it’s in my best interest to find [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

You Can Have Reasons and Excuses or You Can Have a Life

It was 36 clear, crisp degrees when I started the early morning three-mile hike around my neighborhood. As the sun began to splash the sky with pink purple, I could feel the edges of my 32-pound weighted vest press into my traps as I marched down my first hill. It looks like a bomb vest. [...]

By | April 10th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

I’m Elderly. Um, Really? A Look at the Lies We’re Told About Aging

The author at 65 If you simply look at my age — 65 and counting- I’m an old woman. Most people my age in America are taking fifteen prescriptions a year. If in a facility, a whole lot more, including a great many they don’t need. That’s called polypharmacy. Polypharmacy is in and of itself a prescription for [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

I Want to Live Your Life

People who meet Margo Talbot, who is something of Canadian sports royalty as a world-renowned ice climber, tell her this all the time. Talbot leads groups all over the world, she represents a major sports company, she is a supremely talented ice and rock climber. Talbot, 54, lives the life. Well, at least that’s what [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Flame Resistant Underwear

No really. When I checked my email this afternoon I had an email from GovX, which is a site that sells discounted gear and stuff to veterans. I qualify, since I’m a vet. However most of the stuff they sell is a little too…military. This however got my attention. I could have used a pair [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Why I Can’t Trust AirBnB, and Neither Should You

This morning the email arrived from AirBnB. Here was their answer: Sara R, Mar 31, 14:58 PDT: Hello Julia, This is Sara here with Airbnb I am emailing you to let you know that we are unable to support your military ID. In order to verify your ID please upload your Government issued license or [...]

By | April 1st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments