I arose at 5:45 am, needing to get Lisa to the airport to catch her flight to Kansas City. Since I was already up, I decided to head out early at 6:40 am. When driving from Idaho Falls to Novato, I would typically drive 445 miles and stop for the night in Winnemucca. But I wasn’t sure I wanted to end this day that soon. Continue reading →
I’ve been thinking about how to best communicate a truth in which I firmly believe, in a manner that is consistent with what reDeploying is all about. In this final, long overdue segment of Get Control of the Game, I hope to communicate this truth with grace. Continue reading →
Lisa and I enjoyed a refreshing visit in Kansas with our son, Nick, daughter-in-law, Betsy, and 15 month-old grandson, Benson. Nick and I played three rounds of golf, Lisa spent every moment she could with Benson, and we all laughed and played together. Our time in Kansas was the perfect start to the journey of reDeploying. There is simply nothing better than uninterrupted time with the people we love!
We awoke on day five of the Road Trip to Kansas somewhat disoriented, and had to get our bearings. Think of the many maps you’ve seen that advise “You Are Here” so you can orient yourself to your surroundings. Continue reading →
Or, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement
The path of life is often very crooked, no matter how straight we think we can make it. We are in control of very few influences, with the rest well beyond our reach. Here I am, preparing to conclude the first half of my life and redeploy for the second, and a funny thing happened on my way to retirement. Continue reading →
We all learn from our life experiences, especially those that are particularly challenging. In the first half of my adult life I did what we all do—made every effort to “succeed”. Success early on was synonymous with getting married, finding a decent job, buying a small home, and starting a family. As time went on I pushed forward toward more success—borrowing money to buy a bigger house, finding a better job to pay the mortgage, accumulating “stuff”, engaging in some community service-lite, etc. You know the drill. Continue reading →