Author: Gordon Kinghorn (page 2 of 2)

Hunger for Knowledge comes at a High Price!

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer, but wish we didn’t.” – Erica Jong I received a call from a fellow retired golfing buddy last Sunday evening, one who I had not seen for several weeks, this communicative/physical void was realised for primarily two specific reasons, one being a family …more



Surviving The Retirement Blues

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” (Seneca) I suspected for a couple of years that ‘things’ within me were not too good, a once-enjoyable job had transformed itself into a draconian chore of almost Herculean proportion, my social existence too had entered a stage of wane – and as for realising any …more



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Retirement Years – A Matter of Choice

Finally, I have just completed a game of ‘catch-up’ with a mammoth number of unopened e-mails, those that have lain dormant and unanswered within my bulging Inbox for several days – the net result of a faltering Server, the same of which has frustratingly ‘not served’ in the manner quite expected when initially taking out …more



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Retirement Rational – Courtesy of the Cookie Raider

“Young people need models, not critics.” (John Wooden) As a former soldier, one who served with the British Army, (thirty-five years unblemished service) I can relate only too well to the concerns of former military men and woman when it comes to our respective retirement years – ours was an occupation that demanded much more …more



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To Stay Retired – A Positive Train of Thought!

‘Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. Sometimes its important to recognize when its time to finally retire – a period in life when the most imperative decision you shall be left to make, shall consist of choosing which color of the rainbow to slide down’ Douglas Pagels. I embarked on a …more



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A Farewell to Arms – Finally!

Since retiring from the British Armed Forces in the summer of 2011, I became, (almost uncontrollably) drawn to an ubiquitous and ever-growing surfeit of specific web-pages, those that primarily accommodate a litany of concerned comments – and despairing detail from fellow retirees across the globe – an almost incalculable number of aging souls, of whom, …more



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