Category Archives: Retirement

My October Sweet Spot

In Georgia, October is a sweet spot.  The temperatures are finally cool enough that being outside during the day is not an accomplishment in heat endurance. I put my bathrobe and warm slippers on in the morning and wear shorts in … Continue reading

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Less

Sometimes my head gets so, so busy that I know I am over stimulating it and need to calm it down. In the long run, I think this is fine. It only happens because there is too much going on. … Continue reading

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A year retired

This week my Iphone 6 Plus slipped off the stove top on to the throw carpet on top of the kitchen floor. I was in the middle of a phone call and picked it up. It looked like someone had … Continue reading

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At home again, putting routine into unstructured time

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 I have been back in the US for a week now and in Georgia for five days, the transition to live back home is almost complete. This year since I retired last May has been full … Continue reading

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And another traveling adventure begins

Feb 18 2016 I’m sitting at the T4 gate in Atlanta with some time to kill before my 12:45 flight. I wasn’t really going to write but I can’t resist. Within easy ease-dropping distance is a young guy with a … Continue reading

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Living with less routine

2016 2 15 Blog Today I’m packing for another long journey, mostly not on a bike. More on that later. Some friends have asked me whether I will blog about this journey – a visit to NY to spend time … Continue reading

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Lucky, lucky, lucky

2016 2 11 Blog First, let me make this clear that I am so damn lucky. I had a fellow blogger start following me this morning, so I clicked on a link to her blog and was reminded how damn … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Writing

2016 2 10 Blog I woke up early today. Who knows why. I am not an early riser so being awake at 5:50 is not anywhere near normal for me. Being retired, there’s no pressure about waking up too early … Continue reading

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Retirement struggles – Fall entries postponed

I’m including two blog entries below written in the fall that I thought might be part of another blog that never really happened. They give an idea of the internal struggles that I was dealing with post big bike ride but more … Continue reading

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Blog, I’m back

Blog, I’m back. I just returned from an Adventure Cycling Leadership Training course at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, Florida, and I feel like I’ve turned a corner in my retirement transition. I was totally energized from the whole … Continue reading

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