As is the case for most readers, I’ve attended my share of reunions over the years.  High School reunions, university home-comings, class reunions, and work-related reunions. These events often involve dinners, speeches, pub crawls, site visits and dances.  It is always great fun to see former classmates and former colleagues, to reminisce, and to recall […]

Daily Routines after Retirement

A few weeks ago a friend who is about to retire asked about my daily routines after retirement.  She wondered how she would get into a new routine without the structure of a job that required getting up early, commuting, and meeting expectations in the workplace. Without a job that dictates the flow of a […]

Thoughts on Turning 70

As my birthday approaches, I have many thoughts on turning 70.  It seems that milestone birthdays — especially those that mark another decade merit reflection. I’ve now lived seven decades of my life.  It’s truly a time for reflection!  I’m looking back at old journals as I can’t recall each of these important decade birthdays. […]

Dealing with change

Dealing with change in retirement is important. Like most people, I like to think that I’m good at dealing with change. I can adapt. But recently, I had to confront myself.  Our niece was visiting us last month. The conversation turned to tactics for protecting the brain and keeping it active to assist in warding […]