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Savannah, An Easy City

  SAVANNAH, SWEET SAVANNAH. When my friend Bernie got back from his trip to Savannah, he was quite proud of the wad of Spanish moss he had smuggled through airport security in a two-quart Ziploc baggie. He was going to plant it in his garden because he thought it would look “rustic” around his perennials. I had to tell him that Spanish moss is airborne and lives in trees and no amount of mulch was going to secure it...

Planning to Retire?

  LIVING THE RETIREMENT DREAM Florence Lince looks positively ebullient on Skype, talking from the (temporary) home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she and her husband Mike have (temporarily) retired.  “We’ve always been travelers, both of us,” says Florence, focusing her bright smile at the camera on her computer screen.   She’s irresistibly engaging.  “This isn’t a vacation; it’s a choice.” The choice she’s referring to is the decision that she and her husband Mike made upon Mike’s retirement in...