Category: Hobbies

Chicory and Late Summer

This reminds me of my childhood and summer walks in a meadow. Common chicory is also known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue weed, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor’s buttons, and wild endive (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).  When cultivated, it is radicchio and Belgian endive.  This plant has many…

The Morning Papers

A luxury that comes with retirement, especially if you are a news junkie, is reading many newspapers online while having coffee in the morning for as long as you would like.  During the winter I do this while listening to Mike and Mike on ESPN.  Then, I check out the usually ever-changing national weather periodically by switching…

Cooking with an Air Fryer

Cooking is a great retirement hobby.  Cooking healthy is a life style choice.  One of the challenges is cooking fried food and not impacting your health.  We have several foods of choice that are fried, including:  potato chips, tortilla chips, sweet potato fries, french fried potatoes.  As an alternative to the mess of frying and…

Community Events

When I was working I would receive notices from historical societies, environmental groups, libraries….alerting me to speakers on a wide range of potentially interesting subjects.  I could never find any time to allocate to any of these, even those that might be of personal interest.  One of the ways I found I can spend some…

Target Shooting as a hobby

Part of the aging process includes shifting some of your hobbies away from a high level of physicality to hobbies that are compatible with your physical stamina, dexterity, shifting interests, and strength.  When I was younger I preferred running, racket ball, sailing, vigorous hiking, dancing, bridge, needlepoint, and golf.  Through the years I had several…