Monthly Archives: February 2012

Coming to Terms – The Decision to Retire

I’ve been glibly throwing out the threat of retirement for a few years now. Why?   Well, that’s a good question.  I’m fortunate to have employment in my field, complete with a regular paycheck, benefits, a cozy office, and some interesting and engaging co-workers.  … Continue reading

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Rolling on the River… and with the Punches

My husband is an ardent paddler – we own  kayaks, a canoe, and all the associated gear.  He loves lakes and rivers – and everything he learns from them.  When I’m lucky (although I slow him down a bit), I go … Continue reading

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The Retiring Sort: On the Brink of Retirement

I’ve thought a lot lately about what it will mean to retire.   I even went on the Merriam-Webster website ( and considered some of their definitions, like: to withdraw from action or danger to withdraw especially for privacy to move back : recede … Continue reading

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