Retiring to the Big City?

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about how a small group of retirement-age Americans are rejecting traditional ideas about retirement in favor of growing old in major urban metropolises. While many people think of big cities as having crowded, dirty streets and crammed subway cars, many retirees are finding that these big cities … Continue reading Retiring to the Big City?

Finding My Passion, Updated

Below is the second post I wrote, more than seven years ago. Back then I was questioning what my passion in life was, what my purpose was. Well, now I'm 64 years old, and I don't think I'm any closer to discovering my purpose and passion than I was back in 2015. I am still … Continue reading Finding My Passion, Updated

What Has 12 Thumbs and Has Gained a Few Pounds Since College?

This group of guys. That's me in the gray hoodie with the glasses. I was lucky enough to be invited by one of these guys (the guy on my far right, the far left looking at the picture - the bald guy) to watch yesterday's Flyers hockey game from one of the suites. He had … Continue reading What Has 12 Thumbs and Has Gained a Few Pounds Since College?

Is It Possible That Some Members of Gen Z Will Never Work in an Office?

It is a strange time for those people who graduated from college in the past year or so and then started their first job. Many of these people, often referred to as Gen Z (born after 1997), finished college taking classes remotely, and they began their career working remotely. So it's not out of the … Continue reading Is It Possible That Some Members of Gen Z Will Never Work in an Office?

I May Have Just Found My Calling for When I Retire

I've been watching this nail-biter of a game between Villanova and UConn, and during one of the time-outs, a commercial came on that gave me an idea of how I can make some money when I retire. Here is the commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TerUPvPJ6_A So I thought if Flo's sister is willing to have Flo come to … Continue reading I May Have Just Found My Calling for When I Retire

Could This Be My Ticket to a Life of Fame and Fortune?

Here is an excerpt from a post I wrote over five years ago: A couple of years ago I happened to walk outside my house and I noticed one of the neighborhood cats chasing something down our street. When I went to get a closer look, I noticed it was a baby rabbit that appeared … Continue reading Could This Be My Ticket to a Life of Fame and Fortune?

Music Monday: Please Listen To Happy Music – I’ll Be Able to Retire Sooner

Note: a hat tip to a Villanova student for sending me the information that led to this blog post... A recent study looked at the average happiness of the songs played over a week in a country and compared it with what happened in the country’s stock markets that week. They found that more-positive listening … Continue reading Music Monday: Please Listen To Happy Music – I’ll Be Able to Retire Sooner

Would You Take This Test?

If a test could indicate the likelihood of dying within the next 10 years, would you take such a test? An international team of researchers has discovered a link between the biological age of a person’s retinas and their risk of death. The results indicate that a simple eye test may provide doctors with a clue … Continue reading Would You Take This Test?

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?