Tag Archives: Retirement


 “I ran to Minneapolis, where it’s cold, and I figured I’d keep better.” Rhoda Morgenstern A simple quote from an older sitcom that speaks to me today. I hate the heat. We are stuck in the summer soup that is … Continue reading

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Retirement. I don’t miss the money. I miss the connections. I miss the need to get up at a certain time each morning. The wake-up shower, the first cup of coffee, the rush out the door. Of course, one could still … Continue reading

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A Tale of 3 Homes

Home ownership. It was the rite of passage into adulthood for so many of us. The American dream. The white picket fence. The statistical 2.5 children. The house in the suburbs. Some stay a few years and move on. Some … Continue reading

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One Last Move

“Kansas ? Really ?” He was five years from retirement. “It’s the last move, Ellen, we really have no choice.” Mark was right. There were bills to pay, he loved his work, Florida could wait. Stress, depression, illness did not … Continue reading

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