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Catching the Rain

Chased a thunderstorm yesterday. If you don’t live in our part of Texas, you might not know we’ve had multiple triple-digit days with no relief in sight. So about 1:00 yesterday, Charlotte and I were walking out of a restaurant … Continue reading

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Retirement Myth #1

Retirement Myth #1: Most retirees eventually end up in nursing homes. Not so, says Dr. John Rowe, past president of Mt. Sinai NY Hospital and current professor at Columbia. “Only 5% of people over the age of 65 live in … Continue reading

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Constants

The sunrise this morning reminded me that—with all this change—there are still constants in my life. For instance, today, I’ll teach the Searchers Class at the Methodist church in Canyon, something I began 18 years ago—before teaching at AC. Afterwards, … Continue reading

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Retired Husband Syndrome

Retired Husband Syndrome—the term was coined in 1984 by Dr. Charles Clifford, who, writing in the Western Journal of Medicine, described wives of the newly retired who said things like “I’m going nuts” and “he’s under my feet all the … Continue reading

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Earl

After being in the carpet trade for nearly 50 years (as a salesman and owner), Earl Glenn retired in 2005 at the age of 73. “I had prostate cancer,” he told me. “It seemed the best thing to do.” Three … Continue reading

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50 Days of Retirement

It’s been 50 days since I closed my office door in Ordway Hall for the last time, and I have some observations: One, the best of retirement is better than expected. Has to do with seeing dreams (creations) take shape … Continue reading

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The Problem with Golf

In my first golf lesson in 50 years, I hit four beauties—they went straight, high and long and made Casey the golf pro smile (he was working wonders with this old man). The problem is I hit a total of … Continue reading

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I’m a Future

I scored highest on Zimbardo’s future time perspective. According to him, futures are planners, keep to-do lists and balance their checkbooks (yep, that’s me). We exercise regularly and are more likely to get yearly medical checkups. Because we sacrifice present … Continue reading

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Let’s Play!

Zimbardo and Boyd say you can look for happiness in the past or future, but you “experience happiness only in the present.” Their research shows that adults who live with a present time perspective are more playful and impulsive, are … Continue reading

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Forgetting What Lies Behind

The way you view your past will affect your present and your future. So say Stanford psychologists Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd in “The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life.” According to the authors, … Continue reading

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