Category: Retirement

Making the decision, issues, adjustment, finances, having a plan

King Lear’s Message: Aging and Children

Raising children, taking care of aging parents, continuing professional education, working in high-level administration of an agency…all have given way to retirement and relocation.  Living at the beach has provided beautiful sunrises and sunsets best enjoyed with strong drink. My three children are successful professionals and I have two wonderful grandchildren, one on each coast.…

A Box of Photos

Sorting and reorganizing life has become a tireless goal filled with another box of souvenirs, envelope of pictures, or notes stuffed in folders.  Maybe it is approaching a milestone birthday or maybe clutter in the back closet is finally too bothersome to move around and tidy up.  The other day, wandering through piles of pictures…

Discipline and the Perplexed Grandparent

“Whoever spares the rod hates their children,     but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.”  Proverbs 13:24 When I was dealing with grandchildren under the age of two, I was knowledgeable, competent, and successful. Feeding, burping, diaper changing… all second hand to this mother of three children. Regrettably, I am humbled and disappointed in…

Symphony in the 21st Century (at the beach)

Living at the beach, access to symphony music is limited usually to Alexa, Pandora, and CDs.  Fortunately, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra has a schedule of Fall Concerts that are available in several settings in the Delmarva area.  Planning to attend requires careful strategic activities around calendar, family, and location.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and…

Seasonal Transitions

Slowly, excruciatingly, the sun creeps along the skyline ever southernly, sneaking to the winter solstice, smiling with anticipation of a long winter’s nap.  Complicating the sunset view, forcing a rise from my customary seat, I crane like one of the few remaining great egrets, to remain settled in my living room comfy chair yet appreciate…

Infect our Climate

via Daily Prompt: Infect Climate develops over long periods of time and is impacted by patterns of variation in both measurable elements and theoretical concepts.  The application of the term climate to the emotional aspects of a country is less documented historically but has emerged as a factor in personal well-being and national identity. The…

Pace

via Daily Prompt: Rapid As I rise each day I drag myself from sleep reaching for the newness of the day and my “to be done” list, referred to years ago as my “to do” list which was entirely aspirational as I worked usually ten hours a day, had three children, and took care of…

Daily Prompt: Rush

via Daily Prompt: Rush As the day dawns slowly, yet according to a primordial schedule, the marvel of living a unique period of rotation of earth advancing to the inevitable sunset, looms ahead.  Initially the soul can be lulled silently as if one’s own philosophical analysis of life can be observed then translated to a…