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How to Choose the Best Down Jacket
December 12, 2014

Packable down jacket, above;
hypoallergenic with
pretty fitted lines, below

Winter came early in many parts of the USA this year, and a down jacket or puffy coat can offer cozy protection.

But what to buy? There are so many choices.

Sierra Trading Post has a down versus synthetic shopping guide with a brief video.

Engineered fabrics, such as Thinsulate (trademark), keep us warm and dry in bad weather while being lightweight.

If you enjoy outdoor sports, these miracle fibers increase range of movement and overall enjoyment of winter skiing, snowboarding, or walking.


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Sierra Trading Post


Hope is the thing with feathers --
That perches in the soul --
And sings the tune without words --
And never stops – at all --

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I've heard it in the chilliest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet, never, in Eternity,
It asked a crumb -- of Me.

Emily Dickenson

More about hope symbols

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I am reading Jane Juska's Unaccompanied Women: Late-Life Adventures in Love, Sex, and Real Estate, her follow-up to the inspiring A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance. In one chapter she laments spending the winter holidays alone. I am not bothered by that anymore.

Have I given up all hope of love? I'm not sure, but it is on my mind as I consider her fluently written and brutally authentic ruminations on late-life as an aged woman in the youth-worshipping USA.

The part of the holiday I most anticipate is time off from work, almost three glorious weeks when I may read (and read and read), listen to holiday music, blues and jazz of my choosing, and enjoy my cozy little nest.

If the weather is nice, I will enjoy Florida outdoors and take photos of murals and other sights that interest me.

Please take care of yourselves during this often stressful time of year. You deserve the best!

Peace and blessings.

Enid Sefcovic, Publisher, Fashion After 50
3700 Inverrary Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL

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