Two weeks at the new gym

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Adults are like kids. When we go to a new place, we look around and mimic what we see. It makes us look cool. We’re one of the pack. I’ve been working at adapting new behaviors at my new gym. … Continue reading

Change is coming to the ladies of the circuit

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Everyone gets their alternate news somewhere. I get it at the gym. I go to a “ladies” gym every morning. I’m one of the younger ones (the average age is near 80) and they make me feel good. They think … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 18 – Melancholy, traffic, weather, yardwork, on-line tickets

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What is it about September – I always get a twinge of melancholy in September. I don’t know why. It comes early in the month, stays for a short visit and then moves on. Perhaps it’s part of the seasonal … Continue reading

Passages — A holiday win-win

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When I worked I never had enough time to enjoy the holidays. It was busy at work — scheduling events, end-of year stuff, etc., busy at home — decorating and celebrating with friends. I was always trying to fit in … Continue reading

Passages – Dropping like flies

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We got bad news over the weekend. (Or was it?) A loved relative who has had mild dementia for several years has reached the point where his devoted wife can no longer care for him in their home. He will … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 5 – Birthdays, pond, Starbucks, tornados, relocations

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Happy Birthday Bro! – Last weekend was my brother’s 85th birthday. He is amazing. I think of him as 60 but sometimes he acts like 16. He has taught me a lot but most of all if you have your … Continue reading

“What’s not to like?” Looking back on retirement

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For the past two years that has been my stock answer to the question, “How’s retirement?” Realistically it took me six months to realize that I didn’t have to go back to work the following week. I always had one … Continue reading