Category: Retirement

Unchained

Being on the road is a remarkably liberating experience. All regular life, activities, and responsibilities are temporarily absent. No commitments and no ties. No work, no play, no boredom, no frenzy. Just the easy feeling of making steady progress. I just drove from Alberta to California. It took […]

I don’t doubt it

My ventromedial prefrontal cortex is shrinking! At least, that’s my excuse. I recently read an article in the Globe and Mail which says that as we get older our ability to doubt is impaired because this part of the brain begins to shrink.* This means that we are […]

What would you do?

As I get ready for my return drive to Alberta next week, I find myself with a quandary. I have a decision to make about where to live in Canada and I’m seeking your advice. I usually have a difficult time making choices, and the more selection I […]

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Not much help

I was walking toward Radio Shack to get a memory card for my phone when I saw an older gentleman on all fours on the sidewalk. He looked about 60 years old and had a trimmed white beard. It was a hot day and he was wearing shorts, […]

People are louder

In my wanderings around the city, I have noticed that people are louder than they used to be. Conversations used to be quiet enough to be heard only by the conversationalists and probably not anyone else. Now it seems that conversations are loud enough to be heard by […]

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I’m not going to skydive

“Well, Duh!” I hear you saying. “Neither am I!” The thing is, though, I was going to skydive this coming Saturday, but they cancelled. Two months ago I joined an online group of older people who meet to go on excursions of various kinds. One person recently suggested […]