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Retirement Update

Post Retirement – Update It’s hard to believe it’s been almost five months since I retired from the corporate world, fondly known as hell.  Some times it seems like only yesterday, and other times it seems like a lifetime ago, and in many ways it was.  There were several adjustments at first, especially not having a set daily schedule, but the transition was easy for the most part.  The best part is putting the stress of the workplace behind me, and moving on. Life has been good since I left the office.  I’m living the life I was meant to […]

Boston and God

Like everyone in this country, my heart sank when I first heard the news about the bombs at the Boston Marathon. The sadness is only out-weighed by the stories of the heroes who took action to save lives and limbs. There truly are good people in the world. Sadly, there are also nuts in this world. I’m already hearing stories about Westboro picketing the funerals, saying God sent the bombs because he hates fags. That ridiculous, asinine bunch is an embarrassment to mankind. I’m sure there are those that are saying where was God, or why did God let this happen? No […]

Retirement: A New Beginning

This month I officially retired after 28 years with the same employer. Yay me! I had intended to work a couple of more years, but sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you planned. I firmly believe that Spirit took over, kicked my ass, and said you are out of there. She had been telling me this for a while, but of course I didn’t listen, acting as if I was in complete control. OK, lessons learned, listen to Spirit when she speaks or she will not speak softly the second time. If you have looked at the pages on […]

Dorms and Dads

I helped my daughter move into her dorm yesterday. Freshman year! She was so excited, and I was excited for her. Although she is still six years old in my mind, I am enjoying watching her become a young woman and take her place in this world. She is self-confident and knows what she wants from life. I wish I had been like that at 18 years old. The day did not go exactly as planned. Last weekend we went dorm room shopping. We picked up the typical stuff: refrigerator, microwave, new printer, desk supplies, cleaning supplies, and some new […]

Health Care

I talked to my “health coach” a couple of weeks ago. This is required periodically by my health insurance carrier, and my employer. I think the company and their intent is a joke, but sadly I’m obligated to participate. The first question they always ask is whether or not I’m taking cholesterol or diabetes medication. I swear this company is bank rolled by big pharmaceutical. Before we hung up, they asked me if I needed any help with anything, and I requested to talk to a nutritionist. I want to make sure my efforts to go vegetarian include a proper […]

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