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For Women Only

Getting a little personal. . .

We recently stumbled upon this video from ohAFRO and were rather taken aback. Firstly, the title is rather, shall we say, straightforward. Nothing wrong with that, we guess. But we still thought it was a wee bit brazen. Nonetheless, the channel posted it on YouTube, so they must know what they're…

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Cheers, Sears!

Thanks for the memories. Although this post is devoted to a well-known and beloved chain of US stores, Sears & Roebuck, the brand was - and still is - remembered almost everywhere. If you needed to buy something, Sears was almost always the first stop: they would inevitably have it. In its…

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Manilla Villa

It's been a while, but we're back with another episode of Never Too Small, the fab and clever YouTube channel that highlights how smart humans can be when confronted with predicaments: in this case, small living quarters. We have several episodes on our site, and they always impress us with their ingenuity, creativity…

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The Water town of China

Apologies in advance for the mini-sermon here, but it always breaks our hearts when we see people unable to live their lives to the fullest due to geopolitical nonsense, as we are seeing now (this is December 2023.) Like a broken record, the same blindness and self-aggrandizement by a "select few" around the globe…

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Why You Should Only Travel With Carry-On Hand Luggage

We travel a lot, and much of it can be really frustrating, especially when some of the rules and regulations seem like a test (suitcase sizes, for example) and if you have to take two airlines, their suitcase sizes are, of course different, which then forces you to buy yet another suitcase - likely one…

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Too many syllables: VRBO or AirBnB

Here is a comparison, of sorts, that we hope you will find thought-provoking. It's a story of how two travel provider companies, (whom you've surely heard of over the decades first started way back when,) how they're different, and how they started and thrived in offering stays for holiday goers. As a primer, VRBO…

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Back to the futuro

We love to look back at the past, although sometimes its painful having seen how little our species has learned over the decades. So, it's a bit of a thrill to be able to rewind to something unique and rather amazing that was born, faded away and then has come sharply into focus once…

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Whistle while you work

Since Covid, there has been this yin / yang conversation happening about where and how to work. Throngs of people returned to their homes to try to diminish the virus but, as a by-product, also realised the enjoyment and benefits of not having to spend ninety minutes (twice a day) commuting back and forth…

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In tune in Thun

Thun, Switzerland. Many, many, many years ago, your editor was a part-time software consultant, and a part-time musician. As one benefit of the latter career, I was fortunate enough to tour Europe, making music over a number of separate tours. Even though I had been to the UK many, many times, the music…

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Saving Canada’s oldest Chinese temple

Vancouver, Canada is where we live. It is a relatively new city, even though it is still about 137 years old. Founded in 1886, and like any city, it has a chequered past, as one group of people after another passes through the fledgling community over the decades. Some came to dismantle the forests…

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