Category Archives: Blogging

Happy Anniversary to Me – or – I Can’t Believe I’ve Been Retired for a Year

This time last year, I was counting down to retirement in hours, and had recently started blogging. I had great aspirations, and as I look back at what they were, I’m doing well on some of my goals… not so well … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

My neighborhood today is snowed in, with the snow still falling. Gotta love March in New England… The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge today was to do a post completely from a phone, including a photo of your neighborhood. As nice as … Continue reading

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Danke Sehr, Liebschen!

  ‘Tis the season to be jolly!  I’m feeling the love. Cee at Cee’s Photography has shared the Liebster Blog Award with me – Thank you, Cee! Of course, this means I get to share the award with eleven other … Continue reading

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Many Thanks for the Fun Stuff

In this Thanksgiving Season, I have many important things, and a few fun ones, to be thankful for. Among the fun items are some blogging awards, and I’d like to share that bounty with my own nominees of varied and … Continue reading

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100 Posts and Counting

This is a big milestone for me. This is my 100th post on The Retiring Sort. In the ten months since I started this blog I’ve learned a lot about blogging. I really knew almost nothing before that. Before I … Continue reading

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A Circle of Friends – The Līgo Circle of Appreciation

“The yearly Līgo celebration happens every summer solstice in Latvia. At this time we adorn our heads with Līgos of flowers, oak leaves, grasses and plants. We join circles around bonfires and celebrate life, and our appreciation of each other.”* … Continue reading

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