Author Archives: terryshen

Keeping Eyes On The Prize

Say you have figured out what is important, your big rock or whatever the metaphor may be.  Keeping focus on it is however not always easy.  Because what’s important often takes a tumble to the trivial of daily life.  Why? … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 21 May 2017

Not sure if fiasco is the right descriptor for Washington.  But ever since the election in last November, I have been fatigued by the negative fallouts.  It is not in keeping with my direction in life.  So I have decided it’s time … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Seeking to Understand?

Here is the scenario: wife asks husband, “do you know what I mean?”  And he says, “Yes honey, I understand it perfectly.”  The husband is not lying, but he isn’t telling the whole truth either. You see, understanding someone is … Continue reading

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Art vs Science

Art and science are like the two bookends of the humanity scale.  One can study to get a degree in bachelor of arts or bachelor of science.  Which one is more important? Science is straightforward.  Clear in its goals and … Continue reading

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Heat Wave Or Global Warming?

  What is interesting about this national temperature map is that Washington DC is warmer than most other parts of the country.  Yes, give me all the “hot-air” jokes now, but I couldn’t help but think maybe this has something … Continue reading

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What’s New & Interesting?

Even though routines can provide a degree of familiarity and comfort, the sameness after awhile becomes flat.  Boredom sets in. And motivation wanes.  At least that’s how I perceive the current state of affair in Washington. Hence, the question what’s … Continue reading

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How To Say Goodbye Gracefully

“The End” maybe to the point but a bit abrupt.  Would not recommend it if graceful exit is the end goal.  Imagine someone sneezed, and you were gone. Couldn’t wait to leave? Instead, plan ahead, be positive and be brief. … Continue reading

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My Directions In Life

Direction in life? Sounds like a big question to answer?  Not for me. Two years ago, I decided to retire and embark on a journey to discover what my new chapter in life would be.  It was a conscious act. … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 14 May 2017

Happy Mother’s Day! President Trump has convinced me this week that he is not the right person for the job. And I say that based on his behaviors since gotten into the White House.  His blatant disregards for the laws, for … Continue reading

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What Retirement Means (To Me)

F R E E D O M, insofar as: doing what heart desires, finding what feels good, and enjoying what life offers. What does retirement mean to you?

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