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Older US Workers of Color at a Disadvantage

As workers age, poor health or disabling physical conditions can interfere with holding down a job. Sometimes people are forced to quit working if things get really rough, whether they’re ready to retire or not. But race also figures into this predicament, because workers of color are already in poorer health and tend to have […]

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London Day Five

The weather today was dismal, which dampened not only our clothes but also our plans. We had matinee tickets for a play at the National Theater at Southbank. Southbank is an area that borders the Thames and is a favorite place to walk. But not today. The forceful blasts of wind snapped my umbrella. It […]

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London — Day Four

My good friend Pascale lives in London. Her friend Isabel who lives in Paris was visiting her. We’d arranged to meet for lunch at Senor Ceviche, a Peruvian restaurant. I had loads of time, so after exiting the tube station I wandered around somewhat aimlessly. Out of nostalgia I did a quick walk-through of Marks […]

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London — Day Three

Shockingly, the sun was out this morning and there wasn’t a drop of rain all day. That was a good thing, because I was scheduled to go on a walking tour of street art in London’s East End. I’m mad about street art and always try to check out the local scene. I met up […]

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London — Day Two

Surprise, surprise, it was raining in London. The skies went from slate gray to pale gray to steel gray. So, it was time to head to a museum. My favorite one in London is the Victoria & Albert, a museum of design. When I lived here, I visited it frequently and knew the collection well. […]

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London — Day One

Getting through Heathrow felt like a forced march. It took a full hour to get from the gate to the Heathrow Express train—and that doesn’t include getting through passport control. We did finally make it and in fifteen minutes were at Paddington Station, directly adjacent to our hotel. Our room, of course, wasn’t ready. Sue […]

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Retirees Do a Stint in London – and Why Not?

Joanna McIsaac-Kierklo in Dublin Many retirees, freed from their work obligations and looking for adventure, dream of living overseas. Edward Kierklo and Joanna McIsaac-Kierklo don’t dream. They just do. In May 2021, the couple, feeling trapped by the pandemic in their sleepy town in the Sierra Foothills east of San Francisco, decided to break out […]

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