How sick is the workplace?

Work environments have changed, an Evening Standard columnist crows, in spite of the ongoing resistance to “flexible schedules” and “open plan” design. Sarah Sands remembers that she used to have to wait outside “gigantic offices decorated with George Stubbs pictures” to talk with her boss. Now, with the freedom to tend to family needs, and

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Have the crones made poor decisions?

Leaning toward Marxism in the 1960s did not comfortably fit with being a housewife, but some of us gradually moved from the conservative politics of our parents to what stood for social democracy in America, and from marriage to perceived independence. Our daughters turned out differently, and our granddaughters even more so.

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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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Review – DON’T CALL ME MOTHER

I wrote this review for www.BookPleasures.com and decided it is an important enough book to share with visitors to my own blog.

DON’T CALL ME MOTHER (New Edition) Linda Joy Myers

She Writes Press, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-938314-02-5

 A friend once told me, “Your mother is your first best friend.” This is irrevocably true, even if she

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About Haciendas in the 21st Century

 

Tumacacori Mission

In the Borderlands, a stone’s through from Hollywood, someone who is looking for a more romantic West can find it in Spanish missions, dude ranches and hacienda-style homes. Tucson’s Catalina Foothills development of the 1930s-40s is dotted with mock-adobe walls and red tiled rooftops that enclose luxurious living spaces with beamed

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