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As an entrepreneur and author in her seventies, I wear many tuques (the Canadian version of a winter hat)!

Probably it would be hard but not impossible to get a job outside of the home. An interesting and kind young chiropractor has expressed interest in hiring me on a part-time basis, as suggested, as a sort of nurse to see patients to his office, clean up, and other tasks different from my usual life. He asked me to keep in touch and if I’m not being hornswaggled by this young fellow, then perhaps in the fall a situation might arise.

Good health and fitness rewards me for living a healthy life, as well as genes from my octagenarian mother who died in 2006 at 91.

With the professor’s permission, I’m going to include a link to a groundbreaking research study on ageism in future posts.

My talented graphic designer, Jennifer Johnson of JennJ Designs, provided a few outstanding ads for my transcription business, which runs hand in hand with writing books for a living.

If you’re a professor or graduate student on a tight budget, there are special rates available at Kenna McKinnon & Associates, a Canadian and worldwide transcription company. Initially, we were strictly medical transcriptionists. We love doctors, dentists, and nurses, and all health personnel!

See what you think at www.KennaMcKinnon.com.


This is the first post on my new blog, thanks to the very proficient JennJ Designs and Jennifer Johnson!!!

American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart once said, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”

I’ve decided to move to the next province to the west in the fall, probably November 2019, and have picked Penticton, British Columbia as being a smaller city situated in a beautiful part of the Okanagan Valley, with fruit orchards, wine orchards, and a hotter climate. I don’t want to experience another Edmonton winter!

There are apartments for rent available for approximately the same cost as I’m paying for mine here. They’re close to buses, walking, beaches, and an historic downtown. They have a fair number of family doctors and psychiatrists.

Any comments about picking up my suitcase and moving in my mid-seventies? Excited!!

Penticton – Beaches, lakes, orchards!!!!

A little video I made with Adobe Spark for our book about our journey with schizophrenia, written by Austin Mardon and myself.