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Bob Lowry
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Being a Beginner - I Hate The Feeling
As I was reading a book I had been sent to review, there was a phrase that jumped off the page for me and became the basis of this post. I can relate  completely  to the concept of fear when beginning something new. I wrote about it from a slightly differen...
As I was reading a book I had been sent to review, there was a phrase that jumped off the page for me and became the basis of this post. I can relate completely to the concept of fear when beginning something new. I wrote abo...
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Can You Enjoy Doing Nothing In Retirement?
The short answer is, No. Can you enjoy doing nothing no matter what stage of your life? Probably not. But, I understand the questioner's intent: without work and a schedule can you simply relax and do nothing meaningful during retirement? It that an OK choi...
The short answer is, No. Can you enjoy doing nothing no matter what stage of your life? Probably not. But, I understand the questioner's intent: without work and a schedule can you simply relax and do nothing meaningful durin...
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Feeling One Step Behind The Technology Curve
credit: wikipedia An enduring image from Star Trek: moving at warp speed. Whether from the original TV show, one of the spin-offs, or from all the movies that boldly went where no man had gone before, warp speed was always available to escape something, or ...
credit: wikipedia An enduring image from Star Trek: moving at warp speed. Whether from the original TV show, one of the spin-offs, or from all the movies that boldly went where no man had gone before, warp speed was always av...
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Teddy Roosevelt Nails It
One of this country's more colorful figures, Teddy Roosevelt, summed up the difference between a talker and a doer very well. In a speech in France in April of 1910, he said,  "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man s...
One of this country's more colorful figures, Teddy Roosevelt, summed up the difference between a talker and a doer very well. In a speech in France in April of 1910, he said, "It is not the critic who counts; not the man wh...
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My IRA and My RMD - What?
I learn something new every day, when I am paying attention. In this case, the knowledge will help me, and maybe you, reduce what the IRS grabs. I thought it best to take money out of my IRA, only when the law forced me to - at age 70 1/2.  Because of incom...
I learn something new every day, when I am paying attention. In this case, the knowledge will help me, and maybe you, reduce what the IRS grabs. I thought it best to take money out of my IRA, only when the law forced me to ...
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We Are Needed - Can You Help?
A few weeks ago I shared information with you about an exciting new project that has the potential to address a serious problem for many retirees--- the need for more positive and frequent human connection. That post, We Just Need A Good Listener , generat...
A few weeks ago I shared information with you about an exciting new project that has the potential to address a serious problem for many retirees--- the need for more positive and frequent human connection. That post, We Just...
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From Adversity Comes Something Special
This post is part travelogue, part inspirational story. It is about a place that was almost destroyed by natural disasters, but fought back to find new life and a new direction. Betty and I just returned from a trip to Silver City, New Mexico. About five ho...
This post is part travelogue, part inspirational story. It is about a place that was almost destroyed by natural disasters, but fought back to find new life and a new direction. Betty and I just returned from a trip to Silv...
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What We Teach Our Grandkids Matters
While we're on a brief vacation, I thought this post from 4 years ago was worth a re-posting. A few days ago Betty, my amazing wife, and I were talking about the power of a parent's or grandparent's words on others. After my mom died I discovered several no...
While we're on a brief vacation, I thought this post from 4 years ago was worth a re-posting. A few days ago Betty, my amazing wife, and I were talking about the power of a parent's or grandparent's words on others. After...
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Phoenix Film Festival
This is becoming a trend.  Betty and I spent the first week of the New Year in Palm Springs for the International Film Festival. Last week, we took part in the growing Phoenix Film Festival about 35 minutes from our new home. Palm Springs is fun every year ...
This is becoming a trend. Betty and I spent the first week of the New Year in Palm Springs for the International Film Festival. Last week, we took part in the growing Phoenix Film Festival about 35 minutes from our new home...
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Doing The Very Things You Fear
credit: emaze.com Fear is the mind's way of warning us of a threat or possible pain and injury. It can trigger a fight or flight reaction, meaning fear is manifested both psychologically and physically. It is an important protection for our safety and well-...
credit: emaze.com Fear is the mind's way of warning us of a threat or possible pain and injury. It can trigger a fight or flight reaction, meaning fear is manifested both psychologically and physically. It is an important p...
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Walking & Texting: A New Health Hazard
There is a garage in San Francisco that has become an trap just waiting to grab someone. During a typical day last month, Geoffrey Fowler, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal,  watched five people being saved by a bystander from serious injury or even de...
There is a garage in San Francisco that has become an trap just waiting to grab someone. During a typical day last month, Geoffrey Fowler, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, watched five people being saved by a bystander...
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Are There No Guardrails Left in Politics?
This issue is bigger and more important than a recap of our last RV trip, or how to simplify our lives. It has more long ranging consequences than how best to invest your money or whether we should move to a retirement community. It is not part of a satisfy...
This issue is bigger and more important than a recap of our last RV trip, or how to simplify our lives. It has more long ranging consequences than how best to invest your money or whether we should move to a retirement commun...
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Was Top 40 DJ for a dozen years, then researcher and consultant to hundreds of radio stations. Great Job!
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Leading blogger and author for experiencing a Satisfying Retirement Journey
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Contributor to series of books on retirement praised by Wall Street Journal. Interviewed by Money Magazine
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