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Feb 14, 2023 4:47 pm


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Realize Your Retirement Dreams Now: Trade Clutter for Travel Adventures

by Shelley Carney

Letting Go is a Valuable Experience


Now that I’ve started the process of reducing clutter and letting go of things, it’s easier to say no to buying anything else.

Toby and I go out on a day trip and end with a browse through the gift shop. He asks if I want anything.

“No thanks. I have too much stuff already.”

As we grow older and enter retirement, it's common to begin thinking about simplifying our lives and downsizing our possessions. 

This can be a difficult process to start, especially for those who have accumulated a lot of material possessions over the years. However, downsizing can bring about a sense of freedom and lightness that can make the transition into retirement much smoother.

One of the most common things retirees downsize is their collections. Whether it's a collection of figurines, stamps, coins, or vintage cars, these items can take up a lot of space and become overwhelming. 

As Toby and I explored the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology this past weekend, I was reminded that our ancestors were tied to the land and traveled to find food and trade goods. 

Now we have become the caretaker of things that tie us down to one place most of our lives.

Click here to read the rest of Shelley's informative article on our blog.

Here's our next week in content:

4 pm MST, Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Shelley Carney in the Land of Enchantment (Premiere and Podcast)


Building Community as a YouTube Creator through Related Channels and Attractive Content

As a YouTube creator, building a strong and supportive community is the key to enjoying the process, being consistent, and sticking with it. Your community can provide you with feedback, suggestions, and encouragement to help you improve your content and grow your channel. A community can also help you build relationships with other creators and increase your visibility on the platform.

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7 pm MST, Wednesday, February 15, 2023. New Mexico Day Trips with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis. Read the Wiki article below and discuss the difference between anthropology and archaeology with us in the chat!


An Inside Look at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology is on the western edge of the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The staff, students, and volunteers at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology work together to study, preserve, partner, and present the human story from our origins more than 2.5 million years ago to today.

Shelley and Toby spent the day learning about our evolution in the great Southwest. We strongly recommend that if you find yourself anywhere near Albuquerque, you take the time to visit this outstanding museum!

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7 pm MST, Thursday, February 16, 2023. Garage Prospecting with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis.


Paydirt Prospecting: Misskimoson's Paydirt - Blueberry Tundra Delight

Join Shelley and Toby live as they review the processing of this fine example of Alaskan paydirt! See if you can catch all the mistakes Toby made and estimate how much gold was lost in the process!

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Archaeology vs. Anthropology

Archeology is the study of past human culture. Anthropology is the study of humans, their development, and social interaction.

The sub-disciplines of archeology comprise Ethnoarchaeology, Archaeometry, and Historical archeology.

The sub-fields of anthropology include Linguistic, Biological, and Cultural anthropology.

Archeology is an interdisciplinary science that finds its relationship with biology, law, and geology.

Anthropology has no collaboration with other disciplines.

The processes used in archeology consist of four steps: remote sensing, field visit, excavation, and evaluation.

Anthropology applies many techniques.

Archeology emphasizes past happenings of people, whereas anthropology focuses on both past and present events. Archeology investigates architectural remnants like previous pottery, cave paintings, while anthropology does not discuss human remnants.

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