Category Archives: Retirement

What’s My Line

If there is one thing I learned in the Air Force, it was how to stand in lines.  At first I was fidgety, until I was firmly corrected by a guy with a lot of stripes on his arm.  So … Continue reading

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Should Growing Old Hurt?

I was thinking the other day about this growing old thing.  One day, you are just a kid and the next day you, well, aren’t.  I remember high school graduation like it was yesterday, but no, it was 63 years … Continue reading

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My World

My wife used to be fond of saying of me “you live in a world all your own”, and she was right. Of course, she always was.  It is said that the woman always gets the last word.  Anything you … Continue reading

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It’s Just A Number

Next month I will be embracing another milestone in my life.  It is called a birthday, among other things, depending  on age.  I prefer to think of it as an accomplishment.  I never thought I would reach this age.  Not … Continue reading

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The Price of Sitting Down

I have always had a walk behind mower.  Some had front wheel propulsion, but others I had to push. However, in the past few years, the almost perfect woman began getting on my case about my yard activity.  I would … Continue reading

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Wordsmithing 101

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 was not always as … Continue reading

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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

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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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