Random 5 for February 18 – Time, stress, potholes, gas stations, feeling foolish

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Black holes – Between researching ancestors and the Olympics it’s been hard to find time for anything, even bathroom runs. Take-out, pizzas and mysterious meals in my freezer have been my friends. Both my free subscription to an ancestor research … Continue reading

Reflections on the young and the not so young

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Seems like I was young just last week. Or was it the week before? Could it have been that different? The granddaughters were here for their annual visit. They have grown exponentially. Both are almost as tall as I am. … Continue reading

Regrets – I have a few

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Thinking more about end of life situations where you examine your life and regret things you didn’t do, here are somethings that I regret doing. Exercise – I hate it and resent doing it. If I die anytime soon, I … Continue reading

The worry warrior

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Some people don’t care about much. I wish I was one of them. I care about a lot of stuff. Some of it is valid — who will take care of my cats if they outlive me — but most is … Continue reading

The clock is ticking

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Time is an illusion.” — Albert Einstein “The older you get, the faster time flies.” — My Mom She also said “You’ll be sorry!” when I was wishing for a distant event to happen. (Like Christmas when I was six!) … Continue reading

Learning on the journey

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It was a tsunami. It was building under the surface but I couldn’t see it coming. It will be five years since I retired. I love the calm and peaceful way of life. No rushing to go anywhere. Do what … Continue reading

Relishing retirement and “conscious squandering”

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People ask me about retirement. Do I enjoy it? Hell, yeah! Really, I’m lucky! Very lucky! No white-knuckle driving! I was grateful during the last record-breaking snowstorm. I didn’t have to drive or worry about parking. There was no need to … Continue reading