Boston – Eat, Bike, & Beer Merry

Having already explored Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, we decided that on this visit to Boston we would seek to explore the tastes — and taps — that are beginning to make new history.

Chase your GypsyNesters through the breweries, ball fields, big buildings and bistros of Boston!.. CONTINUE READING >> 

Having already explored Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, we decided that on this visit to Boston we would seek to explore the tastes — and taps — that are beginning to make new history.

Chase your GypsyNesters through the breweries, ball fields, big buildings and bistros of Boston!.. CONTINUE READING >> 

Singin’ the Blues Trail in Mississippi

So, what song is stuck in your head right now?

Chances are that whatever it is, it has ancestors from Mississippi.

Travel with your GypsyNesters as we roll down the Mississippi Blues Trail as we discover the legend behind Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil at the Crossroads, stay at the most unique inn we’ve ever seen, eat tamales and BBQ, take on a Donut Tower, visit a REAL juke joint and learn how the Blues influenced… CONTINUE READING >>

So, what song is stuck in your head right now?

Chances are that whatever it is, it has ancestors from Mississippi.

Travel with your GypsyNesters as we roll down the Mississippi Blues Trail as we discover the legend behind Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil at the Crossroads, stay at the most unique inn we’ve ever seen, eat tamales and BBQ, take on a Donut Tower, visit a REAL juke joint and learn how the Blues influenced… CONTINUE READING >>

In Search of the Worst Christmas Song of All Time

Just what is the worst Christmas song ever?

Our most recent family holiday get-together found us gathered around the radio listening to the all-Christmas music station. Many artists lent their joyous voices to our celebration, but things took a turn when a real clunker reared its ugly head.

This prompted a wildly fun discussion. Everyone offered numerous contenders.

See what we’ve come up with and be sure to put in your two cents… CONTINUE READING >>

Just what is the worst Christmas song ever?

Our most recent family holiday get-together found us gathered around the radio listening to the all-Christmas music station. Many artists lent their joyous voices to our celebration, but things took a turn when a real clunker reared its ugly head.

This prompted a wildly fun discussion. Everyone offered numerous contenders.

See what we’ve come up with and be sure to put in your two cents… CONTINUE READING >>

Sumo Warriors: My Japanese Wrestling Education

Another fun post from our daughter, Charli, AKA The Piglet!

There’s a misconception that sumo wresting is just a couple fat dudes bashing into each other, but there’s actually a lot ritual, a lot of skill, and a lot of training that goes into those fat guys bashing into each other.

Sumo tournaments are held three times a year in Tokyo and I was lucky enough… CONTINUE READING >>

Another fun post from our daughter, Charli, AKA The Piglet!

There’s a misconception that sumo wresting is just a couple fat dudes bashing into each other, but there’s actually a lot ritual, a lot of skill, and a lot of training that goes into those fat guys bashing into each other.

Sumo tournaments are held three times a year in Tokyo and I was lucky enough… CONTINUE READING >>

Channeling our Inner Celebrity in Boston!

Once again we found ourselves at the fantastic Life@50+ Expo – this time in Boston!

And this time we landed on the cover of AARP Magazine! Well, sort of.

Becoming cover models is just one of the myriads of fun activities we participated in while visiting Beantown.

While pretending to be celebrities, we found ourselves mingling with several real celebrities… CONTINUE READING >>

Once again we found ourselves at the fantastic Life@50+ Expo – this time in Boston!

And this time we landed on the cover of AARP Magazine! Well, sort of.

Becoming cover models is just one of the myriads of fun activities we participated in while visiting Beantown.

While pretending to be celebrities, we found ourselves mingling with several real celebrities… CONTINUE READING >>

How Can I Possibly Be Old Enough for AARP?

It’s an American coming-of-a-certain-age rite of passage. You turn fifty and you join AARP, right?

For me, it was easy – I’m married to a man five years older than me. The blow of my aging milestones are always softened because David paves the way for me – he shoots through them kicking and screaming so I can glide into them gracefully knowing that it’s not the end of the world (until I look in the mirror and realize that I don’t quite match up to the image I have of myself in my mind!).

Riding on David’s coattails, I’ve been… CONTINUE READING > >

It’s an American coming-of-a-certain-age rite of passage. You turn fifty and you join AARP, right?

For me, it was easy – I’m married to a man five years older than me. The blow of my aging milestones are always softened because David paves the way for me – he shoots through them kicking and screaming so I can glide into them gracefully knowing that it’s not the end of the world (until I look in the mirror and realize that I don’t quite match up to the image I have of myself in my mind!).

Riding on David’s coattails, I’ve been… CONTINUE READING > >

What Happened to the Evening News?

I know, I know, I risk sounding like a get-off-my-lawn old guy, but seriously, the network news just ain’t what it used to be. In fact, a good bit of it isn’t even what I would call news.

I’m not talking about the feel good human interest pieces, those have always been a part of journalism, but when did viral videos become news? It seems that anytime I have a chance to tune into the news, I get treated to the latest YouTube sensation. Since when did cute cats, talking babies and folks getting hit in the nuts become fare that rivals the important events of the day?

Add that to the… CONTINUE READING >>

I know, I know, I risk sounding like a get-off-my-lawn old guy, but seriously, the network news just ain’t what it used to be. In fact, a good bit of it isn’t even what I would call news.

I’m not talking about the feel good human interest pieces, those have always been a part of journalism, but when did viral videos become news? It seems that anytime I have a chance to tune into the news, I get treated to the latest YouTube sensation. Since when did cute cats, talking babies and folks getting hit in the nuts become fare that rivals the important events of the day?

Add that to the… CONTINUE READING >>