Those of us unfortunate enough to have caught the latest flu bug have endured a very uncomfortable week. I came down with it with a vengeance Easter night. Body aches, chills, barky cough, and malaise were my biggest symptoms. Fortunately, today I’m on the mend. But this illness brought up a perplexing thought. As I […]
When Kathryn Severns Avery’s husband, Chris, began contemplating retirement in 2014, she knew they had to quickly come up with a multi-faceted plan. They spent the next year discussing, sometimes heatedly, what they would do once he stopped working. On paper their plan looked exciting. They would head from Colorado to the 1891 sea captain’s house they bought and renovated in Rockland on Maine’s midcoast. But the reality of planning and implementing retirement was much different than expected. Kathryn has worked in radio, television, marketing, and public relations. She is the author of five books and has written articles on interior design and crafts for national and regional publications including Romantic Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, The Rocky Mountain News and Colorado Homes and Lifestyles.