Monthly Archives: July 2010

Getting Physical

One obvious contrast with working life, which for me involved sitting at a computer for a good chunk of each day, is how much I’m moving around now.  On the formal exercise side, I’m taking yoga two times a week.  … Continue reading

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You’re not traveling???

Where do you plan to travel when you retire? This has been the most asked question of the last 5 months, ever since word got out of my pending retirement.  Everyone knows that people in my generation are on the move.  We are the … Continue reading

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Retirement: Week 2

A friend gave me a sashiko kit, consisting of indigo cloth with traditional, stylized Japanese wave patterns outlined in ready-to-embroider stitch marks,  a needle, and white cotton thread.  The intent was to give me a relatively easy-to-complete craft project to ease me into retirement.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Independence Day

I recently read that the average lifespan for American women is 78.   That panics me a bit.  Relatively little time for whatever will get done next.  And getting things done is what I’ve been about my whole life.  Crossing off tasks … Continue reading

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Retirement: Day 2

Oscar the cat was the one who gained most from my being home today.  He got to spend more time on my lap, as I lingered over the morning paper.    Decompression didn’t stick.  I dropped by the office to return some … Continue reading

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Retirement: Day 1

I just retired after working for the same organization, through nine different job titles, for 25 years.  Some years the job didn’t change, just the title.  Those who have gone before me have warned me of different scenarios I can expect … Continue reading

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