Retirement Talk

WHAT to do with the rest of your life?


Podcast 2021

716 Kindness, Gentleness, Compassion


One of the major advantages of retirement: we can look back over our life and measure our efforts. We may not be able to repair the damage done but we can redirect the remainder of our days with reflection, awareness and effort.

715 Get A Coach


It seems like coach has been accepted as the proper term to apply to most any instructor. Personal coaches are available to help us guide our own lives wherever they might be or wherever we might want them to go.

714 Small Things


We don't have to have the biggest house, farm, car or anything else. They may not be the most desirable. As a matter of fact; in many instances small is much better -  if not beautiful.

713 Talking Across Generations


We retired folks have a perfect opportunity to talk to younger people. We have had a life time of  experiences and education. We have been down many roads: made good choices and bad. We just need to learn how to tell a good story -

712 One Thousand Hours


Malcom Gladwell, writer for the New Yorker magazine, recently wrote a book where he suggested that if you do anything for 10 thousand hours you can be successful at it. I'm living proof that there are exceptions.

711 Keeping Up With Technology


"Keeping up" with technology certainly has its advantages. It makes life more interesting. It allows us to communicate in ways we can hardly imagine. It keeps doors and windows open. It ties families and friends together as past generations could have never envisioned.

710 Dealing with Grief


A listener to these podcasts wrote recently and ask that I address the issue of losing friends, both younger and older. Grief is not a topic to which I lay any claim to being and expert. But like most of us who are retired we have had to deal with it at various times in our life.

709 Farewell 2020


It is the end of the year, the year 2020. What a year it has been. What are we retired folks talking about? Well, we talk about the passing year more than we ever have in our lives.




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