Posts Tagged: collecting

Admitting it’s time to retire

Most people don’t end up in situations like me. I was fired during the financial crisis, found no one wanted to hire me, rolled the dice on the stock market and ended up retired. That’s what we call “retrospectively lucky”. Still, even now, I find it hard admitting it’s time to retire. In this case,… Read more »

Collecting dust

During the weekly Sunday visit from my elder nieceling, she mentioned that when (if?) she moved out of her Mom’s house, she might need a temporary staging area for her “stuff” until she settled in.  Naturally, she asked about my “spare” room. Technically, it’s my workout room, but I hardly use the Bowflex anymore.  It… Read more »

Scavenging

I was having one of my birthday lunches the other day with a friend (her treat!) and we were discussing the annual birthday BBQ that I host each year (mainly as an excuse to get a bunch of my friends over for a few hours). During the course of lunch, she asked me whether I… Read more »

Costly hobby

Years have passed since I could actually have been said to be collecting comic books.  I still actively read them and certainly (as detailed a few times in this blog) have amassed a large quantity of them, but I stopped referring to them as a “collection” long ago. The reasons are wide-ranging, including proximity to… Read more »