You’re in for a shock

The unsustainable high cost of long-term care is the subject of a column in The Guardian. The Prime Minister seems to have promised to address the problem, as the earlier projected amount needed to live ten years after retirement falls short. The £72,000 cap proposed for each person’s spending before the state kicks in to

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London Journal: Xenophobia Cramps London Style

There is a xenophobia here that I have previously experienced only in outdated novels.

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Detroit – A Haunting Hometown

 REVIEW The bankruptcy of Detroit, long after the implosion of the auto industry, has taught us that a city without Plan B is unsustainable. Mary Anne McMahon, who lived in Detroit from her birth in 1944 until 1976, has written about the city’s impact on her life when it was the richest city in America.

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Worth Staying Up For

Book Review

A BONE IN HER TEETH

A St. Augustine Mystery

Ann McCallister Clark

Infinity

2011

With a scrap of her family’s fortune, doled out by her brother, a greedy attorney, the widowed Anna Wells heads for Florida, planning to sell the house her aunt left specifically for her. Leaving the wintry winds that blow

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THE GREEN GLASS SEA (Book Review)

Here at 7,300 feet altitude, Los Alamos, New Mexico, looks like a resort town in the pines. To me, it’s the beautiful place where my granddaughter lives. Ravens swoop overheard or stare at you from perches, and an occasional Mountain Blue Jay rustles the dark green bristles against an even more vividly blue sky. Traffic

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