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Get Less Done!

As far as I'm concerned, "productive" should be a four-letter word.  I say this because, like other four-letter words, it's a curse.  Or can be, when one has become so accustomed to ''doing" that sitting still for more than three minutes at a stretch is proof positive that you're a lazy, therefore unworthy, member of

By |2017-08-16T13:22:15+00:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Relaxation, Retirement|10 Comments

Stop Me Before I Volunteer Again……..

I have become quite convinced that retirement causes a chemical reaction.  Stimulated perhaps by the monthly receipt of the social security check, a bodily response occurs on the glandular level, resulting in the production of a certain pheromone. Unlike the pheromones emitted to attract a mate, the substance in question triggers a very different kind

By |2014-06-30T08:50:30+00:00June 30th, 2014|Categories: Retirement, Volunteering|2 Comments

Alternate Realities

Friends – even if you are one of those people who claim to be only vaguely interested in television, and swear that you watch only PBS soap operas, British spy movies, The History Channel, or Bloomberg Business, you must be aware that the new season is upon us.  I, for one, am an unabashed TV

By |2013-09-30T09:27:44+00:00September 30th, 2013|Categories: Aging, Hair, Kvetching, Relationships, Retirement, Snowbird, Television|Tags: |2 Comments

It’s Just A Matter of Time

The other day I met a friend that I hadn’t seen for a long time.  “So,” she asked, “are you still working?”  “No,” I answered, “I’ve recently retired.”  “So,” she asked again, “how have you been spending your time since you retired?”  She might as well have asked me to explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

By |2012-10-15T09:51:36+00:00October 15th, 2012|Categories: Retirement, Schedules, Time|Tags: , |9 Comments

Code Red: Man in the Kitchen!

Question:  What’s the scariest thing that a wife of forty years might hear from her husband? (No, it’s not “I’m leaving you for a younger woman,” though that might be preferable to the true correct response.) Answer:  “Honey, at the end of the year, I’m going to retire.” Question:  What’s the scariest thing that a

By |2012-06-15T10:41:06+00:00June 15th, 2012|Categories: Cooking, Men, Retirement, Spouse|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments