Author: Irwin Lengel

Beacon Terrace In Lockdown

When I decided to write an article about what our community was doing during this lockdown period, I said to myself, gee, being cooped up inside for nearly 2 months, (since March 13 to be exact) what could I write about. Well, I could write about how the lockdown affected my wife and I and …more



Retirement, Aging, and Our Memories

When we were working and even into our early retirement years, it seemed as though our brains had endless number of thoughts – and when given a question or a task – the answer or solution seemed to just pop into our head allowing us to address the issues and move on to the next …more



Retirement and News Headlines

This article covers two subjects near and dear to my heart. How retirement can be looked upon as a good thing and how we need funny, if not wild and wacky things in our lives in order to cope with some of the craziness happening in the world today. First, I will talk about retirement …more



We Ain’t Done Yet

Did you ever believe retirement could be so much fun? It is hard to believe that we will be retired 22 years this coming December. In the beginning we were a bit skeptical about how we would survive. I mean we were used to two full-time salaries and were going to drop down to one …more



Quiet Time – Good Habit to Follow

One of the things I believe we must do daily, especially as we age, is to set aside a particular – “Quiet” – time for ourselves. For myself, I am referring to a time when I have anywhere from an hour to an hour and one-half of “just me” time. No disruptions, no noise, no …more



The Best Six Doctors

Buddha once said: “Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” I recently agreed to accompany my wife to a series of lectures on diabetes which is an affliction my wife has lived with for more than thirty years now. Today was the first class and while one may …more



How Does One Cope With Life’s Little Surprises?

As I sit here pondering what to write about, I stop for a moment, thinking briefly of what took place one week ago tonight (I am writing this article on September 17) and where we were when it happened. As many of us will never forget, Hurricane Irma decided to make its way through Lakeland …more



Retirement Life

Retirement – what exactly does that word mean? According to Wikipedia – Retirement is the point where a person stops working. For us, that wasn’t entirely true and to look at our lives now, we often ask ourselves the question: With all that we do on any given day of the week – when in …more



 
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