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Galicia, Spain

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019   8:24 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel  |  1 Comment  
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When people think of Spain, what generally pops into their minds is a stereotype. Bulls, flamenco dancers, sangría, and possibly, paella dance through their heads. Images of sunny beaches, olive groves, and white-painted houses clustered together on a dusty plain soon follow. Much of this stereotype dates back to Ernest Hemingway, and Franco’s intention to …more

Let’s Run, or Walk …

Saturday, April 6th, 2019   2:40 pm |  Category:   Health  |  Add Comment  
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You cannot discover new roads until you’re willing to lose sight of your front door   Depending on where you live, you’re still waiting for warmer weather. Here in South Carolina we know Spring is here because the birds are serenading, and the blossoms are budding, and pollen is in the air, and on our …more

The Emotional Cost of Retirement

Thursday, March 14th, 2019   8:36 pm |  Category:   Life  |  1 Comment  
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Needless to say how you deal with closing that door from your work life actually defines you in a different way.  Every retirement book I had ever read was right . . . During our journey through life work shores up our identity, anchors our private and social life, defining us to the world.   …more

Never Would I Have Imagined

Saturday, March 9th, 2019   4:58 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life, Relationships  |  1 Comment  
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One question I’ve always had trouble answering is, “What is your long term plan?” I can organize and implement everything from a small task to a large-scale international project as well as anyone, but setting and achieving 5-year goals for myself is a real stumper for me. Given my history, it makes sense.   My …more

Simplify …

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019   5:47 pm |  Category:   Life  |  Add Comment  
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Spring is just around the corner! Depending on where you live, you can feel it in the air! South Carolina’s weather is fighting for spring to spring forth! I’ve done most of my downsizing and as you recall, I closed my last blog sitting on our patio, admiring the sun set over Lake Murray, asking …more

Another Senior Hiking Adventure. St. Lucia

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019   10:08 pm |  Category:   Travel  |  1 Comment  
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Age is just a number. If it starts with a ‘7’, you are not eliminated from certain activities. Same with an ‘8’. Regardless of the kids saying, aren’t you too old to take that risk? Bucket list items should never become casualties to a number. Yes, we need to be a bit more cautious and …more

Downsizing … What Now?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019   3:52 pm |  Category:   Life  |  Add Comment  
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Happy New Year! After weeks of packing, unpacking, moving furniture around several times a day, tossing, and donating, I feel like these two REDs* are happily settled in our cozy condo on Lake Murray.   New Year’s resolutions? I gave them up years ago. I’d make lists, and then forget where I placed them. However, …more

Tips For Old Guys Looking For Love Online

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019   10:24 pm |  Category:   Life, Relationships  |  Add Comment  
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What is perceived as criticism or negativity is hard to take but sometimes, telling it “like it is” is the only way to tell it. Trust me, you will be offended by some parts of this essay and that’s okay. Grow up and take it like a real man, if you know what that means. …more

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