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Bucket List - VALUE ADDED

Dear Diary,

As bucket list makers go, I’m pretty much a scaredy cat. When I was young, single, poor, and naïve I didn’t have a whole lot to lose, so I was game for anything. 755 more words

Bucket List

Planning for Unretirement and Why It Pays Dividends to Work Longer

Several years ago I picked up a book published in 1920 by Simon Wilson Straus, president of the American Society for Thrift. His description of the popular image of thrift in… 1,951 more words

Defining Who I Am

Recently I was in a gathering with friends and acquaintances as the talk moved into what they were currently doing with their time.  After hearing about one friend’s extensive practice schedule for piano, a newly retired person asked “Are you a musician?”   The reply was a quick “Oh no.  286 more words

Day 160: It's a new life for me...

….and I’m feeling good.

160 days ago I left my job.  I told everyone I was retiring…and that’s what I did.  I retired from my old job…from the old constructs I lived by…from external expectations.   454 more words


Transition OR Stagnate

“Train your DNA to accept change”

Change – and how we handle it – reveals who we are.

“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” 790 more words


Thirteen Days

That’s what the Kennedy administration had to deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is what we have to decide about life and work.

On scale it may not be important but it is to us. 40 more words