When Angelyn Burk, a recently retired accountant, decided to crunch some numbers one evening last year, she made a stunning discovery: It would be cheaper for her and her husband to spend their retirement perpetually aboard cruise ships than to continue living on land. "This is how I want to retire," Angelyn, 53, decided in that moment. "Life is too short." She turned to her husband, Richard Burk, and said: "We can do this. Let's make cruise ships our home." To her delight, he was onboard. The couple had thoroughly enjoyed the nearly 10 cruises they had been on together in the past, and they have a mutual love for travel as well as a shared disdain for airports. They looked online and determined that, on average, they could string together voyages on various cruise ships for markedly less money than their collective cost of living on land. All they had to do was hop from ship to ship with some small breaks in between. "We calculated that we can probably live reasonably … [Read more...] about Accountant retires on cruise ships to avoid cost of land living
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0 Pets This week's batch of adoptable pets in the New Milford area are looking for their forever homes. Will one go home with you? Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply If you're looking to add a fluffy ball of love and affection to your life, start with these shelters in and around New Milford for a pet you can take home. There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home across Connecticut — many of whom are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a lovable new fur child is at New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society, where May the cat is waiting patiently, or another local rescue agency. If you aren't sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes. With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has compiled this week's list of … [Read more...] about New Pets Up For Adoption In The New Milford Area
Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry fathered the visiting Dallas Mavericks in San Francisco on Friday night. He put them to bed, he tucked them in and he even remembered to say "night night" just before a dagger three-pointer hit the bottom of the net in the closing minutes of a wild 126-117 come-from-behind win for the Dubs. With 1:01 to play in the game and the shot clock winding down, Klay Thompson drove to the bucket and then whipped a pass cross-court to Curry, who sidestepped a hard-charging Luka Doncic. Curry then rose up, blasted a three-pointer from deep and could be seen on a TNT replay saying "night night" before the ball even touched nylon. The three sent Chase Center into an absolute frenzy, and had Curry once again breaking out his feigned sleeping celebration, resting his cheek against his hands as he did on more than one occasion against the Denver Nuggets in the first round. He actually said ‘night-night’ pic.twitter.com/nq2Bgo0gXE — Daniel … [Read more...] about Warriors’ Steph Curry says ‘night night’ before dagger three even hits net in wild Game 2 comeback win
When you call his cell, or he calls you, the gravelly voice responds both as a statement and fact. “Barnett!” Dick Barnett – Dr. Dick Barnett – an owner of two championship rings with the Knicks and a Doctor of Education from Fordham University, is nothing but relentless when he wants to accomplish something worthwhile. Now 85 years of age, Barnett is the focus of a decades long obsession to tell the story of the first college basketball team to win three consecutive national championships. And no, it’s not John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins. It’s Barnett’s team. His squad, the Tennessee A&I State College Tigers (now Tennessee State University), is one of the many Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across this nation whose sports exploits have been forgotten. During the 1957-59 three-peat, the Tigers went 99-10 with team captain Barnett winning back-to-back NAIA tournament MVP awards. “They wouldn’t put us in the NCAA tournament,” recalls Barnett, a native … [Read more...] about Dick Barnett whispers loudly
As he walked off the Miami Heat practice court Monday, veteran forward and converted hockey fan Udonis Haslem shook his head. “Not good. Not good,” he said. “The Lightning, that’s not good for us, right?” He was talking about the Florida Panthers’ second-round matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the two-time-defending Stanley Cup champions. And he recognized an intrastate rivalry percolating because of the Panthers’ rise to contender status. The day after Haslem’s forecast, ahead of what turned into 0-2 direness for his adopted Panthers, another intrastate rivalry received a jolt, with the Orlando Magic winning the NBA lottery, the first pick in the June 23 draft now theirs. That, of course, is a big deal. And the Magic certainly have done big things with such selections before, turning previous No. 1 selections into Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway (through trade) and Dwight Howard. The Heat, by contrast, with the notable exception of Dwyane Wade, largely have … [Read more...] about Ira Winderman: Based on how balls bounced, is a rivalry brewing for Heat?