I know I have not been posting much on this blog, mostly because nothing much has been happening and all has been quiet under our state’s reasonable and prudent “stay-at-home” order by our state’s Governor. Unfortunately, the number of cases of CoVID-19 continue to rise and the death toll increases daily.
We know this because our state is doing a good job with testing, unlike so many others whose Governors bury their heads in the sand.
And now, it’s “Boots On” as I have been called to duty…
Welcome to 2020… where I still wake at 0400, but keep myself in bed until at least 0500 since I do not have to get up to drive to work any more 🙂 !
Some have advised and some have just asked about what I should do “during” retirement.
I have short-term, medium-term, and long-range plans, all discussed thoroughly with The Spouse and agreed. So what are these plans?
BHD looking surprised
Day 4 of my week’s business trip began with a visit with a dear friend and colleague who picked me up from my hotel. I then entered a conference room and began what I thought would be an all-morning meeting with the Director of the Research Center where we were meeting, and his staff.
That meeting went very well. The Director then called for a break. I went to el baño, and on return to the office area, I was introduced to…
Being an extreme early riser, I began Day 3 with a walk along a beach under the full moon. It was peaceful and captivating.
Then I returned to my hotel, packed up, had a bite to eat, and got to the airport. The day involved flying from one island to another, renting a car, and driving to the far end of…
This morning as the roosters on the beach outside my hotel woke me with incessant “cock-a-doodle-doos,” I rose with a smile. I dressed and took a long walk (barefooted) on the beach. While today, this week, and this month I am still…
No, I have not flown to Asia. Instead, this week I have begun what will be my last work trip. After an uneventful series of flights, I begin Day 1 …
Ever give notice to leave something — like a job — so far in advance that you go through a grueling set of “lasts?” That is, …
Man, that trip to Alaska was brief! I almost spent as much time in the air and at airports as I spent meeting with my colleagues!
I sure enjoyed it, though. Our nation…
I have been rather quiet on this blog for two reasons: 1) the usual “I’ve run out of ideas to write about” and 2) very busy wrapping things up at work before I retire.
Today, however, I am in Alaska. Why?
I have to admit — making the decision to retire is daunting. I know it’s time, but nonetheless, thinking about why I am making this decision now and what I will do after I leave the full-time working world has kept me awake at night.
My Spouse knows me all too well. After yet another discussion about this life-changing transition, he suggested,