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Full Blown War

From “The Asheville Experiment” I’d put up this neurosurgeon’s arrogance for weeks, and I was simply having no more of it. Friends told me “Oh, just let him go…They’re all like that” (neurosurgeons, that is). In other words, it was … Continue reading

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Never Be Fooled by the Outer Package

27 years ago…. The scene is a party I hosted for my brother who’d accepted a physician position at George Washington University Hospital. He and his family would be leaving Sudbury, Massachusetts. We in the family all chipped in to … Continue reading

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A Note to Readers….

Does Asheville as Retirement Town deserve its star billing? In short, does it really have a leg up on its competition? I know…all the talk about West Warwick on this site might almost get you to think I’m not writing … Continue reading

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The Day of Yellow Rain

“My cats came in covered in yellow,” one person stated. Another said her mother saw barrels of the Crayola-yellow stuff positioned against the fence that separated the neighborhood of Windsor Park from the Hoechst chemical facility. I posted a shorter … Continue reading

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Preface to “The Asheville Experiment”

Many of you will do what we did…search high and wide, for that retirement home. You’ll be driven by a concern your home state fails to deliver; taxes too high; results too low; weather’s tough; it’s better elsewhere. This book … Continue reading

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Best in America–Again!

Asheville Makes the Cut Again! It’s not surprising, for Paul and I chose it over a host of others and we spent years in the process, searching…searching…searching. In fact, we traveled the entire eastern seaboard, checking out communities, most of … Continue reading

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Thinking of Moving to Another State? Read My Book First….

Thinking of leaving your home state, to live elsewhere? (Or know someone who is?) Seek state with better municipal services…no income tax or a significantly-lower (or no) sales tax? What do I think of living elsewhere, especially in one’s senior … Continue reading

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“Not So Fast”–If You Consider Leaving Rhode Island

Thinking of leaving Rhode Island, to live elsewhere? Tired of poorly-maintained roads, government mismanagement, and high taxes, when you know other states entice newcomers with no state income tax and a significantly-lower (or no) sales tax. Why do you think … Continue reading

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Woah!!!…Exposes Galore in “The Asheville Experiment”

Update? Well, we sold our townhome in Asheville, NC. The decision and move weren’t easy. We’d spent 5 months a year (wintertime) in one of the trendiest retirement towns in America for each of the past 9 years, a place … Continue reading

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