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


508 Politics and Persistence


When it comes to politics, we are all involved one way or the other. Right up until our dying day politics has a way of reaching out and being part of our lives. Some of us get involved with an idea to effect change and others of us just tolerate the relationship. We have to choose.

507 Neighbors



What kind of people live next door? We can live next to them for years and never know. Why is that? Sometimes we need to just reach out and extend a welcoming hand even if we have lived next to each other for years. We might be pleasantly surprised.

506 The Story


What do we remember? What can we pass along to our children, grandchildren and others? One thing about it: if we can't couch it in a story we might as well keep it to ourselves. Seems like the story is what it is all about.

505 Failure


We all fail at one time or another. It doesn't ever seem very pleasant. But we usually get more from it than we think. Sometimes it can result in resounding success. Failure is not something we must avoid at all costs.

504 Bliss


What are you doing when you lose all sense of time? For some retirement is a time of indecision. We don't know what to do. What will bring us the most happiness?

503 Biking


Biking has become an integral part of my retirement life. Lots of people do it. Why is that? What does it add? Could it become part of my life? Should it?

502 Why Retire?


Ever wonder how people can think that way? Why don't they all think like me? Thoughts like these are misleading if not always far from the mark. It holds true for reasons of retire and most other things in life.

501 You Can Fix It


Things go wrong. Sometimes we get so discouraged we just walk away. Other times some of us just stay with it. Right to the bitter end. Or until that which is wrong gets righted. Most of the time we can fix it.

500 Happy Anniversary


We can never predict where retirement might take us any more than we could have predicted our life after leaving high school or college. The world changes around us and we had better "sit loose in the saddle".


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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