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Bah Humbug—Return of the Grinch

Bah Humbug, return of the Grinch, and here comes Gary Ebersole to ruin whatever Christmas joy is left. We all know that Ebenezer Scrooge says, Bah Humbug. The Grinch means Christmas is in danger. Then there’s Gary Ebersole, co-host of Camp Codger and hater of the holiday season, Christmas shopping, and pretty much everything that…

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New Year’s Resolutions and How to Keep Them

New Year’s Resolutions—and How to Keep Them—is a fitting show to close out the year. It’s a longstanding tradition to make New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of a new year. That’s why we chose to share some of our own resolutions. But more importantly, we also reveal the 7 tips that will help ensure…

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Holiday Loneliness

Yes, Holiday Loneliness is a real thing–especially for seniors during the most festive season of the year. Here’s what you can do about it. You know that Andy Williams song that we hear from Thanksgiving Day all the way through Christmas? The name of the song is, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”…

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Christmas Fun with Grandkids

How to have Christmas fun with grandkids– and a year-round guide to making memories with your grandchildren from Camp Granny author, Sharon Lovejoy. Happy holiday season! We interviewed Sharon Lovejoy in the summer about her wonderful book, Camp Granny. If there’s an expert on how to have fun with kids and grandkids, it’s Sharon. She’s…

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Codger Retirement Stories

This week, the codgers tell their retirement stories. Did they retire at 65? Retirement planning, new hobbies, how to enjoy retirement, and more. If you’re a subscriber to Camp Codger, you already know about the survey we emailed last week. We asked subscribers to tell us which topics they wanted to hear about on the…

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Thanksgiving, Mortality, and Gratitude

Thanksgiving, mortality, and gratitude come together during a thoughtful hike by Gary. I’m 75 and occasionally I feel every day of my age. And, frankly, I have been feeling mortal more often lately. The day after Thanksgiving was one of those days. I was hiking up Sun Mountain, one of my favorite short but intense…

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Has Amazon Ruined Holiday Shopping?

You might be right if you think Amazon has ruined holiday season shopping. Or not. Holiday season shopping used to mean going downtown or to the shopping mall to buy Christmas and Hanukkah gifts for friends and family. But now, Amazon and online shopping have made buying gifts from your smart phone or laptop computer…

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Codger Travel Trips

Codger travel trips and vacation adventures abound as the hosts of the Camp Codger podcast return from their travels. Vacation travel and adventures pulled all three of the Camp Codger hosts from homes simultaneously. Jet-setter Randy Schultz spent several days in Rome and then embarked on a long cruise across the Atlantic with his wife…

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How to Be Happy

Learn the Nine Secrets to How to Be Happy and Have the Best Life Possible. The “happiness study,” which is actually called the Harvard Study of Adult Development, has followed more than 700 men and now their families from the 1930s until today. The goal of the study is to learn the keys to a…

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What Happened in 1980

What happened in 1980? According to Gary, not much. But that’s not a fair measure of what happened in that year. At our age, we know all too well that every year can be eventful. For some, the 1980 presidential election was the most meaningful event of the year. Incumbent Jimmy Carter was defeated by…

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