Last weekend, 31 October 2021 marked the fourth anniversary of my “retirement.” I put that in quotes because while it is the fourth anniversary since I retired from full-time work, … Continue Reading Retirement – 4th Anniversary
It was several weeks ago I wrote about receiving this book, my dad’s Pastoral Record, when I was over in northwest Arkansas visiting my two sisters. In addition to documenting … Continue Reading How Many Sermons Did My Dad Write?
I have written several times about these boxes of my dad’s sermons that my oldest sister thankfully saved after his death in 2002, the first of which was when my … Continue Reading Roadmap to a Lifelong Career
This is, no doubt, a question most everyone asks themselves as they approach retirement when the ties of having to live close to a physical workplace are finally severed and … Continue Reading Where to Retire to?
October 31st marks the third anniversary of my retirement from fulltime work and since that time, I must say I have never once been bored. For some, the question of … Continue Reading No Time For Boredom
October 31stmarks the second anniversary of my retirement from fulltime work and since that time, I have begun to ask myself this question numerous times. I have friends who have … Continue Reading How Did I Ever Have Time to Work?
Last year, several of the items on my short term post-retirement “To Do” list involved cleaning out closets. After I retired in the fall of 2017, I made several lists … Continue Reading Overdue Closet Clean-Out
2018 marked my first full year of retirement. Retirement for many people is broken down into three phases: the go-go years, the slow-go years, and the no-go years corresponding to … Continue Reading Travel 2018 – The Go-Go Year!
October 31st 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of my retirement from full-time employment in the pharmaceutical industry. And I have to say I’ve been loving it! For the remainder of 2017, … Continue Reading I’m Loving It!
One of the items I added to my “Long Term To Do” list after I retired last year was to clean out the garage, a major undertaking given we have … Continue Reading Workbench Rescue
Earlier this year, I wrote about the many new things I had learned from reading one of my dad’s sermons each day during Lent. (This was the second year in a … Continue Reading Dad’s Last Sermon
So how’s retirement? This is a question I get asked whenever I encounter someone I have not seen or talked to in a while. I always have to pause and … Continue Reading “So How’s Retirement?” You Ask
The last weekend in October, following my last workday on Friday 27 October, I thought a lot about what my first week of retirement would be like. Even knowing that … Continue Reading Retirement – Week 1
After years and years of anticipation and months and months of planning, I retired last week. This is a self-photo I took of myself in my office on my last … Continue Reading Retired!
Now that my retirement date is less than two months away, I have really been thinking a lot about what it is going to be like to be retired. I … Continue Reading What’s It Really Going to be Like to Retire?
In 2013, I wrote a blog post about exploring the artist in me—an artistic challenge that was inspired by my admiration for a painting that hung on the wall where … Continue Reading Painting at Work