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Category: Retirement


Creative imagination

Sometimes I encounter a situation that I do not know how to resolve. It may be something quite trivial, or it could be a knotty problem.
At the beginning of 2020, like every year for the last twenty years, I write my goals for the next twelve months. Since retirement, this discipline is even more important to me because I have entered a new chapter of life.

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When a friend is not a friend

Friends who were acquaintances are now friends. The ease with which we could now add friends ushered in a more open and immediate sharing of one’s life. From a users point of view, it soon became fashionable to have as many friends as one could collect. We now count our Facebook friends, almost as a badge of importance.

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The Value of Time Tested Friends

In this post, I write about the character of the relationship I have with my long-lasting friends. At the end of this post, I offer a seven-point checklist detailing the main characteristics that are important to me.

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How Life Transitions Affect Us

Transitions may be traumatic. Throughout our lives, we are likely to navigate any number of significant changes. Some of my transitions were traumatic, and this post discusses how we might respond to them.

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