Into the Wild

Review: INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer

INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer is a nonfiction book that reads like a mystery novel. It is a story about Christopher Johnson McCandless, a young man who hitchhiked to Alaska in 1992 to face nature by himself. No one in his family knew where he had gone because he took steps to hide his…

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What Can’t You Live Without?

Retirement Part VII What Can’t You Live Without?   I am a creature of habit. Yes, one of those people who thrive on monotony. Therefore, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that during my first week of retirement, I started to develop a “schedule.” I can already hear your question! Isn’t retirement supposed to be life without…

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Do You Feel Old?

   Retirement Part VI Do You Feel Old? One more week of work and I will be officially retired from the workforce. Since I gave my employer three months notice, I have had plenty of time to think about my decision. No, I am not changing my mind. However, I did notice that my intent to…

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Staying Retired

   Retirement Part V Staying Retired I had an appointment with my doctor a few weeks ago. While the receptionist processed my co-payment, I mentioned that I was retiring in June. “You going to stay retired?” she asked. “Of course,” I said. She proceeded to tell me that she knew many retirees who returned to…