If This Past Week Was A Prelude, I Already Know What One of My First Retirement Goals Will Be

A week ago I tested positive for COVID, and fortunately, it seemed to be a relatively mild case. I didn't feel well for a couple of days (fever, headache, nausea) but then I started recover nicely. I was blessed to have a wife who took great care of me. We were isolating from each other … Continue reading If This Past Week Was A Prelude, I Already Know What One of My First Retirement Goals Will Be

Where’s My Joie de vivre?

Joie de vivre is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, an exultation of spirit. It "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a Weltanschauung. Robert's Dictionnaire says "joie" … Continue reading Where’s My Joie de vivre?

Libraries: The Crown Jewel of a Community

I've long referred to libraries as the crown jewel of a community. My wife and I have said that one of the criteria we will use if we decide to relocate is what the local library is like. We are blessed to have a wonderful local library - Radnor Memorial Library - that offers so … Continue reading Libraries: The Crown Jewel of a Community

Discovering the Village of Pewaukee. WI

This past Monday morning while I was busy catching up on the next episode of The Beverly Hillbillies, my phone rang and I glanced down to see whom it might be. The caller ID simply said Village of Pewaukee. Since I had never heard of such a place, let alone know anyone from there, I … Continue reading Discovering the Village of Pewaukee. WI

Marvel Superheroes Get Old Just Like the Rest of Us

In another episode of "I can't believe people do this kind of research", researchers in Australia concluded that, in the real world, Marvel superheroes are more prone to dementia, life-changing physical injuries, and disability because of their exposure to loud noises, air pollution, and head injuries. Among the findings: The Incredible Hulk’s heart problems, excess … Continue reading Marvel Superheroes Get Old Just Like the Rest of Us

Where Should You Live?

The New York Times Opinion editors have created a website that will help you find places in the United States that best suit what you are looking for in terms of potentially multiple criteria. Here is the link: Where Should You Live? The choices are grouped into four categories: Lifestyle (17 choices) Climate (6 choices) … Continue reading Where Should You Live?

What Would You Do to Get Out of Exercise for the Rest of Your Life?

Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones, but I've always enjoyed getting in a good workout. But despite the well-known benefits, both physical and mental, of exercise, many people would rather avoid it altogether. A recent poll of 2,000 people who frequently exercise, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of AI-based fitness and lifestyle coaching app Freeletics, found some … Continue reading What Would You Do to Get Out of Exercise for the Rest of Your Life?

Why Hiring Matters

As I thought about the hiring process, a few things struck me. Hiring a new employee is potentially a multi-million dollar, multi-decade decision. An employee may work somewhere for 40 years, earning not only salary but benefits as well. For the employee such a job represents an opportunity to potentially settle down, buy a house, … Continue reading Why Hiring Matters

Music Monday: It’s No Longer Hypothetical, I Am 64. Will You Still Read Me?

Today is my 64th birthday and the first song that came to mind was the Beatles "When I'm 64". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTunqv1Xt4 When I'm Sixty-Four is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released on their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was one of the first songs written by McCartney, who … Continue reading Music Monday: It’s No Longer Hypothetical, I Am 64. Will You Still Read Me?

The End of History Illusion

I am happy to see that Dan Ariely still has his biweekly column in the Wall Street Journal, so I guess no fallout yet from the issues I had written about before. Even better from my perspective, this week's column introduced a new psychologic term I had never heard before - the End of History … Continue reading The End of History Illusion