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Figuring out who you are may be as simple as looking in the mirror… I have an EZ Tip for you today: What You Wear May Be a Clue to Who You Have Become. Did you know I wear a

I play spoons (clickity, clackity). In this picture you can see me in the red shirt playing with a street band in the French Quarter of New Orleans. You can easily say that spoons are my thing. But they are

Own your own bookstore! What a great excuse to read. Retire to Play and Purpose Review: Retire to Hobbies Do you have a hobby? Maybe you’re a photographer? Or you love baking or painting? So many options, so little time!

Volunteering in a time of social distancing Three years ago I began a grand plan: I will assist retirees in finding a volunteer opportunity that can help them become engaged. I undertook to produce interviews that were at once inspirational

In just an hour, Elbert Hubbard penned an inspirational story to fill the space in the 1899 edition of The Philistine. By some estimates, 40 million copies of this amazing story were in circulation by 1913. What was all the

The Unexpected—A Saucer Tale This story starts in Manchester, England. My wife and I were waiting for our flight home after a lovely holiday. I picked up my cup. I found a saucer. Now, I know that may not be

Don’t Get Pooped! Get energized! I have an EZ Tip for you today: Find what energizes you to know what is important to continue. Do you A key to both is to find the kinds of things that energize you,

It has been a long time since dancing horses were a rave at circuses and fairs. When was the last time you saw one? A long time or not, I remember my utter amazement at seeing them when I was

Looking to the Past or Clues Finding something to do that is meaningful to us is one of retirement’s little challenges. For some, it’s a big challenge. I often advocate looking to the past for clues. I’m not advocating a

When my wife and I retired, we decided to go ahead, bite the bullet, and live together. It used to seem we just cohabited, my wife and I; we basically shared a dwelling and raced through parallel lives. You know

When my wife and I retired, we decided to go ahead, bite the bullet, and live together. During the working years it often seemed we just cohabited, sharing a dwelling and a daughter, but very often pulled in different directions.

Remember Your Wins Ever get stuck in a morass where you can’t seem to get any traction to move forward? Here’s a lovely picture I’ve found that seems to show what the place looks like right down to the swampy

When my wife and I retired, we decided to go ahead, bite the bullet, and live together. During the working years it often seemed we just cohabited, sharing a dwelling and a daughter, but very often pulled in different directions.

Connecting the Dots to Create Stories We look forward to the future. We learned this trait at a very early age. When Mom’s smiling face appeared to our infant eyes, we knew something special might follow; and we learned the

Practice makes perfect. Not talent. Have you thought about pursuing a new interest? Perhaps you wanted to do something totally different in your retirement. Maybe you could learn a musical instrument. Perhaps you could learn to paint. But then you