WHY A SPORTS LOVER DOESN’T LIKE THE OLYMPICS ANY MORE

The Olympics are almost over…and I really don’t care, apart from the light relief it has provided from the usual dismal political world news.  But I’m a sports lover.  I’ve actually been to three Olympics.  I used to love the Olympics.  What’s wrong with me?  I think there are at least five reasons.Read More »

LIVING ON THE PENSION: IT CAN BE ENJOYABLE

In our materialistic society, is it possible to live on the basic age pension…and be happy?  Yes!  My mother did it.  My mother-in-law did it.  They both saved money despite living by themselves!  But that was a few years ago and they were in their 80s.  Now I’ve discovered that some of my friends are also on the pension…and they seem to be able to enjoy a lifestyle similar to mine.  How do they do it?Read More »