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The Burgeoning Silver Economy

Sometimes it takes a while for a message to sink in. Consider the following:  I’m a visiting...

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New Years Resolutions 2020

Happy New Year! In recent years, I’ve dedicated myself to a concept at the start of the year,...

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Creating Holiday Traditions When You Live Abroad

I got an email from two of my siblings recently asking my opinion on a family matter. Apparently,...

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  • The Burgeoning Silver Economy

    Sometimes it takes a while for a message to sink in. Consider the following:  I’m a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. I blog about how to live productive and meaningful second half of life. I regularly attend conferences about longevity. And yet, it wasn’t until – shortly before Christmas –  I […]

    Posted on January 15, 2020 0 comments
  • New Years Resolutions 2020

    Happy New Year! In recent years, I’ve dedicated myself to a concept at the start of the year, rather than a list. Past years have featured concepts such as slow living, authenticity and balance. Although I’m quite drawn to thematic New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve not yet sorted out what this year’s watchword is. So I’m […]

    Posted on January 3, 2020 0 comments
  • Creating Holiday Traditions When You Live Abroad

    I got an email from two of my siblings recently asking my opinion on a family matter. Apparently, one of our aunts used to send a tub of popcorn to each of her grown-up nieces and nephews every Christmas to share with their children. My siblings thought that this year, as our aunt passed away […]

    Posted on December 23, 2019 0 comments
  • The Real Reason Boris Resembles Trump

    Ever since Boris Johnson became leader of the Conservative party in the UK, much has been made of his purported similarities to the American President, Donald Trump. Both men are seen to be “disrupters” within their parties.  Both men have espoused a populist, anti-globalisation message to harness support among working class voters.  And both men […]

    Posted on December 20, 2019 0 comments
  • Tips for Adulthood: Five Unconventional Gift Ideas

    On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. As we enter the holiday season, a lot of us experience gift fatigue. Particularly for those people we buy presents for year in and year out, we are utterly stymied and in want of fresh ideas. More to the point, many of us are broke and/or beginning […]

    Posted on December 11, 2019 0 comments