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Women on the move: Becky

Women on the Moveis a one-a-month series on this blog about women of retirement age who refuse to retire from life. Women who seek and embrace change. Women who stand at the bend in the road and, with a sense of adventure, impulsiveness, curiosity and courage, keep walking.


Only you will ever know the moments that make it all worthwhile.

Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

ANALYSIS : Can you bank on your investments?

Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

Never before have we seen a global banking crisis like the meltdown occurring right now. Canada's banks have come out smelling like roses and in fact our banking system was declared the best in the world by global financial analysts. Our...

Plan your vacation wisely

Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

Janet Groene, author of Personal Paradise: Caribbean (Open Road) and Fantastic Discounts and Deals for Anyone Over 50 (Cold Spring Press), offers tips for saving on a Caribbean vacation: Savings shrink when you must rent a car to operate out of...

Selling yourself

Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

If fluctuations in the financial markets have you thinking about delaying your retirement or stepping back into the workforce, you're not alone. Even before the stock market went wonky there was ample research to indicate that people were staying in the...


People Slideshow
Nov 11, 2008 - 7 comments

Christopher Plummer has been called many things in his brilliant career, but modest is not one of them. And there is no reason for him to be so. "I think the greatest part ever written was probably Hamlet and the problem...

Ottawa dermatologist honoured in Iqaluit

People Photo
Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

The University of Ottawa's Dr. Robert Jackson, of the Division of Dermatology and a former president of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), was honoured for over 10 years of providing dermatology services to the eastern portion of Nunavut and encouraging the...

War stories

People Slideshow
Nov 11, 2008 - 5 comments

With Veterans Week leading to Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, there is no better opportunity for Canadians to take time to appreciate the benefits of Canadian citizenship that we often take for granted. In particular, at this time of year, we must...

Boomers banging down barriers

Nov 11, 2008 - 6 comments

Some 10,000 people are turning 62 years old every day in America. They're the vanguard of the baby boomer generation - some 75 million people born between 1946 and 1964. These are the folks who can claim credit or blame for...

Made to order

Housing Slideshow
Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

Smaller quarters weren't all Harry and Nora Jukes were looking for when they decided to downsize into a retirement community in Castlegar, B.C. The couple also wanted good neighbours and plenty of input into the construction and operation of their new...

Zooming at 86

Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

All this fuss over the name Zoomer! If Moses is a Zoomer I must be a Zoom-Zoomer. I've been there and done that! What will the Zoomers be doing when they're 86 like me? I've been widowed seven years now, live...

Lock in housing costs

Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

With the Canadian dollar having appreciated approximately 45-50 per cent against the U.S. dollar over the past five years (though it has taken a hit with the recent market upheaval) and a U.S. real estate market in many U.S. cities off...