Making the right choice for your life.

Never trust anyone over 30.

Once upon a time a young man, maybe not unlike my younger self, was still free of the burdens of responsibility and accountability that accumulate with time and experience and without the cynical armor that develops with repeated failures. He considered this maxim as he approached his birthday, pondered it’s reality and told himeslf that he would be different.

Exploring the possibilities of life,

choiceexpedient and convenient are often more appealing paths than hard work and ambitious discipline. Without thinking too much about it, the young man’s thinking shifts. He isn’t aware of the change- or if he is he can rationalize that he is just being responsible and mature in his thinking. He isn’t taking the easy road. He passed the barrier and deceived himself that it didn’t matter. [click to continue…]

Travel Haiku

I can’t resist the urge to compose haiku.  Today I present two recent efforts capturing feelings about travel.

Travel Emotions

Travel Emotions

Preflight Jitters

Adventure ahead
excitement surges then halts
what did I forget?

Coming Home

Cerebral stalemate
longing and regret locked in
Bittersweet turmoil.

You can find my other poetry on the Bad Poetry Page.  I accept comments, critism, both constructive and no-holds-barred,  and welcome readers to share their creations in the comments.


Satisfying Retirement

Change who you think you are.

Change who you think you are.

Rather than straining to write a new post today, I’ve got a better idea.  One man can’t cover all the relevant topics related to managing and enjoying what people who don’t know better call ‘those golden years’.  My focus right now is maintaining my health, traveling two months each year, keeping my three blogs moving and working on a new business development idea.  Those activities are a small part of the universe of issues of an aging lifestyle but they stretch my time and abilities to the limit.  I’d like to become a resource for people who seek a rich and active lifestyle as they age but there are limits to my experience and knowledge.

One of the best ways I can help readers to chart their own retirement course is to recommend and refer to other sites.   Satisfying Retirement, managed by Bob Lowrey is one of those sites.    He covers the range of topics likely to  be important in planning for retirement or keeping on course.  There is a link to Satisfying Retirement in the sidebar and I suggest that you check his content regularly.  Bob keeps current on statistics, new trends and can help you sort out what you need to know from trivia and hype.  He also urges you to think about how you want to live and to change your thinking if your lifestyle doesn’t match your wishes. [click to continue…]