Retirement Talk

WHAT to do with the rest of your life?


Del Lowery
"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

476 What Am I Doing Here

The thought of our own death can be disturbing if not paralyzing. It might be best to give this one a little deeper thought. What may be seen as disturbing can also be seen as our biggest blessing.

475 Watermelon Burgers


What's it like to be a vegetarian? Why does someone decide to not eat meat? Doesn't it take all the joy out of eating? Isn't their diet very boring? When we retire may be the perfect time to try it. Here is my story.

474 Let's Not Go Backward


We like to think that the longer we live the more we learn. We encourage education in our own children. We tell them stories hoping they learn something from them. We like to think the scientific method and rational thought can lead us out of the wilderness. Sometimes it appears we are going no where, or even backward.

473 Taking a Risk


We all know what taking a risk means. We also know the reward that may accompany it. We are excited. We feel the thrill of living on the edge. Stepping out on to new turf or emerging ourselves in something a bit challenging can offer big rewards.

472 Murder Trial


Retirement gives us time to indulge in new experiences. One of our most interesting adventures came not from getting on airplane or driving away in an RV. We simple went down to the court room and witnessed a real murder trial. It was different from that we read of in the news, in books, or view on TV.

471 Questions and Answers


There is a big difference in questions. Some are big or important and some are small or relatively insignificant. One thing they have in common: they seem to never end. It would sure be nice if we could satisfy ourselves for once and all. Then we might find some peace.

470 Don't Waffle?


It isn't good to be accused of waffling. We like people who make decisions and stick with them; especially politicians. But should we? What is to be said for changing our mind? Maybe that is a sign we have learned something. We older folks might want to keep that in mind.


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

Related Resources:

"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.


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