Posts Tagged: retirement

Cruising for a bruising

It’s so much easier being a hermit. So, then. The process of making travel arrangements is usually cumbersome and tedious. The process of making travel arrangements for three people not of the same household is geometrically moreso. Let’s set a baseline, as well. Generally, each July 4th, I am invited over to my married friends’… Read more »

Living in the middle ages

The general consensus is that life in the middle ages was pretty awful. Take away the literary glitter of movies and epic fantasy and the picture is generally regarded as pretty bleak and short-lived. So it could also be said how some people consider living in their middle ages. Whether the view from the young… Read more »

Writing my life away

“Writing week” concludes on the JMD blog. Now, read on… I refer to myself as “semi-retired” these days.  My Dad was the most recent person to laugh and ask me what that meant.  I told him it meant I had no job offers. When I left my last job, it was during the beginning of… Read more »

Hope for the best, prepare for…

Day 4 of “Downer Week” continues on the JMD blog. Long day today.  Dad was put on dialysis for a few hours and we await the results from the kidney biopsy.  Hopefully, it will unearth the reason for the kidney problems.  Until then, read on… Dad and I share a lot of the same characteristics… Read more »

What if I had been selfish?

One of the basic tenets about writing, from emails to blogs, is that the reader isn’t always clear the tone or mood behind the writer’s words.  Let me take this moment to clear up any potential uncertainty on your part:  the following is written in a state of bemused good humor (with a dappling of self-deprecating… Read more »

Planning my death

What?  Too melodramatic?  Too morbid?  Eh, read on… When I left my last job I had a reasonable plan for the rest of my life.  Most of it had to do with lazing around in the South Florida air and doing as much of nothing as I could after years of working hard at removing… Read more »

And now for something completely the same

Concluding our two-part post from yesterday… Whenever someone tells me that they would still work even past the time when they no longer need to, I look at them befuddled.  Since I can’t fathom that motivation, I don’t argue the point.  I recognized early on in life that what I looked forward to most about… Read more »