"Retirement Talk is an audio podcast (written script a click away) intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider an active retirement life in all its facets - not just financial. A retirement life-style that has been considered carefully is our goal. We want to encourage thought and action." Del Lowery - Host
Entering retirement is like entering a new land. We can play it safe and stay where everyone else does. Or, we can use our imagination and venture out into the areas we have never explored. The choice is ours.
Taking a road trip seems to be high on the list of most of us whether we are retired or not. Here is a short podcast of the methods and habits that have proven valuable to us on several such ventures. A good road trip involves more than just driving down the road. It takes some thought.
One thing about getting older: we have all experienced winning and loosing at one thing or another. That is a good thing because we are not done. We learn to roll with the punch, get better prepared for the next sequence and know that the wheel will turn.
Retirement is a perfect time to venture into some experiences for which we never had time. Meditation seems to be all the rage right now. Of course it has been around for centuries. I never thought it was for me but a recent exploration has proven most worthwhile. We, my wife and I, sleep better.
Death becomes a very personal issue for each of us - especially when we enter the retirement zone. We sometime find that we must make arrangement for cremation, burial or natural burials. It is something that requires consideration.
Age has a way with each of us. We have our day. Then we need to let go gracefully. Not easy but important. Retirement is a time for letting go. We can then move on: one way or another.
Road Trip USA Series Many retired folks dream of taking an extended road trip across America. Follow us as we plan our trips and actually ride the road. There are two trips taken and described:
A. Western, Southern and Southeastern Edge of America
B. American West
C. West Coast and East of the Sierra & Cascade Mountains
"The Voice of SOAR" is a podcast for members of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees that is maintained by Charlie Averill. Charlie offers a strong political voice concerning retired folks and politics - insightful and passionate. https://soundcloud.com/charlie-averill
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