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When Is A Glass of Wine Not A Glass of Wine?

When Is A Glass of Wine Not A Glass of Wine?

While most people think of a glass of wine as one serving, it could be closer to two or three. How much one pours is influenced by such environmental factors as the size, shape and color of the wine glass, researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities report, and that could have serious consequences when

Thinking Of Taking A Cruise?

Thinking Of Taking A Cruise?

Cruising can be a wonderful way to get away for a while. But as a Suddenly Solo, there are some things to consider. If you have never been on a cruise before, you must do your research. For most cruise regions there are periods of peak demand (high season), moderate demand (shoulder season) and low

Should You Go For a New 4K TV For Football Season?

Should You Go For a New 4K TV For Football Season?

First, a little bit of background – 4K television is the latest high definition viewing technology. As the name implies, it is basically about four times as image-intense (resolution) as the current high definition television. It is sometimes referred to as Ultra HD. Hard to believe, right? Take a trip to your local TV/electronics dealer

Is Radio in Our DNA?

Is Radio in Our DNA?

Remember AM transistor radios?  How about the proliferation of static-free FM?  Could you get through a day without listening to your favorite DJ, who would spin the latest 45 from the grooviest group?  Did you ever try to impress a girl by calling in a dedication? Well, that old standby, broadcast radio (or “terrestrial radio,”

Tech-Savvy

Tech-Savvy

It’s no secret that being uncomfortable with technology is no longer an option.  If you want to really participate in life’s banquet these days, getting online and making it a part of your routine is essential.  I’m not saying that this is a good thing, but it is just the way of the world these

“Up” Movies with Widowed/Divorced Guys

“Up” Movies with Widowed/Divorced Guys

There are plenty of films out there that are weepy, tear-jerking sobbers that have divorce or death of a wife as plot backdrops.  Think “Kramer vs. Kramer” or “Love Story.”  These are certainly good movies but, frankly, they take a toll on your heart to watch. For us, we find that we may, at times,

Starting an Aquarium

Starting an Aquarium

The Beginner’s Guide to Aquariums Aquariums are beautiful home décor and fairly easy to maintain. People of all ages can enjoy watching and taking care of fish, and the good news is they’ll never have an “accident” in the house. Here are some step-by-step instructions for setting up a new aquarium: 1)   Do your research.

What Makes Good “Guy” Flicks: Why “Bullet to the Head” Hits and “The Last Stand” Misses

What Makes Good “Guy” Flicks: Why “Bullet to the Head” Hits and “The Last Stand” Misses

Not every motion picture that we want to see has to be “important” to enjoy.  In fact, we believe that going to the movies should be an enjoyable experience, whether you go out deeply reflective upon what you have seen or just smiling ear to ear.  With a movie ticket more expensive than ever (even

Easy There, Easy Rider!

Easy There, Easy Rider!

Many of us Suddenly Solos were motorcyclists growing up.  There is nothing like riding a bike on a smooth country road and enjoying the scenery rush by, so it’s not surprising that more and more of us are getting back into (or discovering for the first time) motorcycling.  In 1990, only ten percent of bike

For The Birds? You Bet!

For The Birds?  You Bet!

If you are looking for a new hobby that is enjoyable, leads to socialization, is easy on your wallet, and you can get into starting today, consider bird watching (or, as it is commonly called: birding). Initially, all you have to do is go outside and look for your new aviary subjects.  If the feathered

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