Wednesdays

I began to work many years ago and my job involved interactions and sometimes very stressful conversations and lengthy discussions with people, employees, government officials, and unhappy folks.  At that point in my life, I pretty much gave up idle chatter.   Therein lies one of the challenges of retirement — there are no colleagues…

Voting

Here is the view from my voting machine.     In the process of being only one of about five folks voting, all easily over 65 and two in a wheelchair, I began to think about why I vote or feel like I should vote.  Where are the other 85% of the registered voters who are…

Dad

Today is a day to remember fathers.  Not all are created equal and some did not choose to be fathers or stick around to finish the process.  Many have and will continue to be nurturing, supportive, and loving dads. My dad was not a perfect man.  He was a good man.  Born in 1911, he…

Ocean City Airshow

Ocean City Maryland has an airshow that is held on 16th Street at the Boardwalk.  One of the nicest parts of living here in June is the fly-by of the jets and the B-25’s as the planes turn back across the Assawoman Bay to make another pass along the ocean beach.  The Blue Angels are…

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…