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 lifestyle that has been considered  carefully is our goal. We want to encourage thought and action." Del Lowery - Host

402 Reunions and Attitude

Reunions are a fact of life. We get invited. Some of us enjoy them and other avoid them like Ebola. Perhaps our own attitude is the deciding factor in whether we enjoy them or not. We might want to give it some thought.

401 Reflections on a Road Trip (Part 2)



This is the second in the series concerning reflecting on past experiences and our recent road trip. For the first part of the series listen to Episode 399.

400 Many Roads


What might we do with our retirement or our life? The choices are many. The time is passing and it important that we make a choice. We can't just sit and wait for a magic moment.

399 Reflections on a Road Trip



We want to enjoy the present moment, enjoy the anticipation of coming days and enjoy reflecting on past experiences. Taking a road trip offers all of these opportunities. This is an example of reflection. And it was enjoyable.

398 Routine


Routines are part of our daily life that are often only tolerated. Is there something we can do to move them into being an enjoyable part of our day?

397 Heroes


Having heroes is kids' stuff some would say. But when we get older we find our own personal heroes coming with us. We still have people we hold up as more significant to us than others. We still have hope that what we admire in a few could yet have impact if we spread the word.

396 Indulgence - The Coffee Shop


Retired people have their indulgence: a cocktail, dahlias, naps, etc. We have several and one is coffee. We indulge. A good coffee shop has a magnetic attraction for us daily. It provides us with much more than just good coffee.

395 Fall Road Trip


We get the bug in the fall. It is time for a road trip. Occasionally leaving your beautiful home surroundings for a different location my seem foolish but it isn't. We have found our appreciation of the seasons expanded when we venture down the road.


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 and

C. West Coast and East of the Sierra & Cascade Mountains

Related Resouces:

"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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