Category Archives: Retirement

Giving Is Receiving

During a long and varied career with a major company  I was occasionally selected to volunteer for various causes and projects. It seems that the definition of “volunteer”had a slightly different spin on it then that of the commonly held … Continue reading

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Living The Dream

Reality can destroy the dream, why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality? G. E. Moore British philosopher 1673-1958 Through the years as I neared retirement, I often heard it referred to as ‘living the dream’.  Time to finally do all those … Continue reading

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We Meet Again

Retirement can be a scary thing.  When you walk out the door for the last time, there is a sense of loss, or, more appropriately, a sense that for the first time in virtually your entire adult life, you are … Continue reading

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Immaculate Perception

Originally posted on oldmainer:
When I was a manager, the task that I disliked more then any other was preparing the annual performance appraisals of my employees. Each year, I would struggle to make pertinent comments while showing compassion.  That…

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Work In Progress

When we moved into this house, one of the first things I did was set up my shop.  I was fortunate in that the previous owner had left me a homemade bench and some pegboard on one wall.  There was … Continue reading

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To Do Or Not To Do

Years ago, upon buying our first house, it didn’t take long to come to the realization that home ownership was a work in progress.  Modifications and maintenance is never completed.  Things break, fade, bend, scratch, rot, leak, and just throw … Continue reading

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A Retirement Tutorial

I was one of the lucky ones I guess.  I got to retire early.  I’m not sure why really.  Perhaps they just got tired of trying to find things I could do.  I never asked, nor did I care.  Once … Continue reading

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