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Is Everything Possible in Panama?

Posted on 06/4/2013 by | General News | Comments

TravelBy Juan Zamorano of The Associated Press With its miles of beaches, lush rainforests and welcoming colonial towns, Panama — like much of Latin America — has become a hot spot for American retirees. They come for the scenery, the weather and, perhaps more important, the low cost of living. “We were looking for a simple, cheap life,” said Linda McKee, 61, of Bonita Springs, Fla., while enjoying a glass of wine with her husband, Eric Carlson, on the porch …

Now Read This: Don Draper’s Very Hot Beach Book

Posted on 04/3/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentIn Season 3 of AMC’s Mad Men, Betty Draper’s father, Gene Hofstadt, moves in with the family. He and his granddaughter — the 9-year-old Sally Draper — soon bond over Edward Gibbons’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. “You just watch,” Gene reassures Sally when the first chapter they read together proves slow at first. “All hell’s gonna break loose.” Foreshadowing, anyone? By Episode 4 of that season, Gene had made a pass at his daughter (!) and …