Category: Retirement

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

Air and Space Museum, Space Hangar in Chantilly, VA

A great visit for both adults and children! During the holidays I took my grandson to the James S.Donnell Air and Space Museum: The Details 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway Chantilly, VA  20151 Phone:  703-572-4118 Website: airandspace.si.edu Admission is free but parking is $15 Hours Daily 10:00 – 5:30 (Closed December 25) Wheelchairs and…

Chilling

Chilling Since retirement in 2011, I have substituted in a small way travelling for work. I used to work without vacations about 12+ hours a day. Since I worked in the area of special education and early intervention, I told myself it was a calling. Really, not so much. I loved the challenges of developing…

The Demographic

The Demographic As a Baby Boomer, I have always been part of the gargantuan bubble drum rolling through the chaos of the past decades. Continuing to move through life’s developmental stages with many of the other now 60 plus year old aging hippies is no different. As senior citizens, we are in abundance.  Ironically the tasks of our development…

Happy Day

Happy Thanksgiving to you all today. Individually the many reasons to take a special day to say thanks for the good life are important; collectively, the blessings for us all are astounding. Is everyone happy, healthy, financially secure, loved today?…no. But, every single person I know, can cite a special reason to observe today and…

Progressively Falling Apart

Are we progressively falling apart, or less dramatically, is the more significant question “what really is aging?”  In the last year I have had three surgeries that required anesthesia. Friends of mine have had breast cancer, melanoma, falling incidents, accidents, and broken bones. Harrumph…is this what getting older is all about? Progressive frailty is a reality…

Lucca, Italy

This morning I was reading the Sunpapers’ Life and Travel section.  There is an interview (by Jae-Ha Kim) of the new book, “The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir” written by Sheila E.  One of the questions was about travel and asked what untapped destination should people know about?  The answer was Lucca, Italy.…

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…