Category Archives: retirement

Come On! People

  Why the US could not control the coronavirus outbreak? Certainly the government’s late response to the pandemic is part of the problem. Well, guess no more. The CNN headline offers the key answer: “Large gatherings are fueling rising Covid-19 … Continue reading

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On Being Happy

  The secret to happiness . . . [pause]. . . is an easier life.  Yes, the answer may disappoint you. But what I observed based on my 5 years in retirement that being happy really is simpler than people … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 17 Nov 2019

First week into the presidential impeachment hearings, and already it has me at the edge of my seat.  In part thanks to President Trump for getting into the act by live tweeting during the hearings.  No joke.  You can’t make … Continue reading

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Call Me A “Leisure Class”

  “What do you do everyday in retirement?” is a common question I get.  The curiosity is understandable. Without purpose or direction, life can be aimless and likely boring. And for many, work fills that void. It provides structure. Wake … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 19 – This Retirement Life

  Marathon Training 60 min easy run, sunny & 70 degree This Retirement Life Many people ask me about my retirement.  It a future event for them, and they are curious.  Perfectly understandable.  In truth, retirement is like anything in … Continue reading

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Sunday – My Favorite Day Of The Week

Friday used to be my favorite day of the week.  Knowing it’s the end of the work week and with a weekend ahead, my feeling was both relief (for the former) and anticipation (for the later).  Excitement galore. That favorite … Continue reading

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What’s Really Important, Part 2

The Runaround Dilemma: Because we don’t know what is really important to us, everything seems important.  Because everything seems important, we have to do everything. Other people, unfortunately, see us as doing everything, so they expect us to do everything. … Continue reading

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Happy Retirement – 4th Anniversary

I retired from government service in January 2015.  Thus in two weeks it will be my four year anniversary in retirement. My transition has been smooth and “successful” in that I am well adjusted and happily retired.   A common question … Continue reading

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How Was Your Day?

My son likes to ask that question when he comes home each day.  May be it’s habitual but my guess is that he is also curios about what I do in my retirement.  Am I sleeping in, having late brunch, … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 14 – A Good Life

Rest Day.  No running. Three and a half years ago I retired from the federal service.  Ever since, my life has been on an wonderful journey.  Not that I disliked my job or the people I worked with. Only that … Continue reading

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