March 2018

A to Z Challenge: 2018 Growing Old, Living Young

This is a book of the AtoZ Challenge entries for 2018. Random thoughts as I worked on my book on Growing Older, Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and the Art of Retiring Comfortably. Touching on my roadmap for physical health and fitness,  mental faculties and mood stability, social networks,  art and culture , financial security and leaving a legacy for  family and society.

Travelblogues: West Coast Dance Cruising on Ruby Princess Gillian Lockitch Fri, 03/30/2018 - 07:45

During the years I worked at C&W Hospital, the rainy winter months in Vancouver never bothered me. I was usually at work early and it was dark by the time I left for home. But the incessant rain and dreary greyness this November was denervating and the thought of a West Cost cruise down to sunny Mexico was appealing. I found the perfect choice  - a 7 night cruise on the Ruby Princess.

Waltzing in Vienna

I made a last- minute spontaneous decision to join a dance friend and her dance partner on a week-long dance adventure in Vienna - and soon I was reading and researching for this travelblogue about Vienna. The names for Vienna are legion - City of Music (Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven and many more), or City of Dreams (home of Sigmund Freud), City of the Waltz. After 11 nights in the historical inner city, I was sorry to leave, feeling that I had only scratched the surface of the cultural, historical and gastronomical highlights. Below is the index to my stories about this trip.