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Busy. Useful.

A week ago, my morning email in-basket included a note from my friend, Ron.  Are you available for lunch today?  Innocuous for most people, not for Ron.  Ron is not a man of few words … he is legendary around … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 11/5/2012

When my brother-in-law, Norm, retired, I wondered how he’d deal with the leisurely life.   He didn’t seem like the hang around and watch TV type and, although he was a golfer, how much of what used to be a forty … Continue reading

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Up and Down

It has been a crazy week.   Starting the week, I was semi-retired with just one low-pressure contract with a long time client.   Then we called a potential customer to discuss an idea we had for improving his radar.   We’re not … Continue reading

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Rhythm

Semi-retired life is funny.  It’s funny because in my business it’s not semi-retired as in I’m always working quarter time.  It’s I’m working full time this week then off for three.  Half time for two months, then off for six.  … Continue reading

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Money and Me

The website, We are the Ninety Nine Percent (brought to you by the people who occupy Wall Street), features pictures of people struggling in this economy holding a hand written note like this one.  I’ve been stopping by to read … Continue reading

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Shifting Sands

This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There’s only change and resistance to it and then more change – Meryl Streep My son would be surprised to find a quote from … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 11/8/2010

Ten years ago, I would have told you that I was very flexible.   No, I can’t sit in the lotus position when I meditate.   But I’ve always been fairly relaxed about my schedules (sometimes to the chagrin of my wife … Continue reading

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Scheduled? Me?

This week I was talking to a friend about the difficulty I’m having getting traction in my life as a retired … semi-retired … unemployed … sixty-six year old male.   I was complaining that nothing feels particularly important with the … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 5/24/2010

So, here we are in our Little House in the Desert (our Little Underwater House in the Desert if you want to consider Arizona’s current real estate market … but we’re not interested in selling, so who cares … for … Continue reading

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The Bonus Round

Disclaimer: This post is the second part of the post, Retirement Planning Games.   If you read that, it will be obvious that I’m not an expert on retirement planning.   None of what I say here  should be construed as advice, … Continue reading

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