Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #199: Mechanical, Industrial

Working in a factory gives me access to industrial and mechanical items all day long, and ever since I started there in July of 2021, I have marveled at the beauty of the items manufactured, and even the scrap material.  Every so often, I need to stop by the tool room to pick up some …

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Retirement. It’s bittersweet, for me.

Tomorrow, Monday, August 31, will be my last working day at my current job, which I have held for 12-2/3 years.  That's the longest I have ever worked at any job in my entire working life.  My original goal in life was to work forever, and never retire.  Well, the Wuhan Coronavirus put an end …

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I Defy

I defy the authorities who tell me that, as an over-70-year-old person, I should be staying home and not leaving my house.  I defy the Government Authorities who say this:  The CDC guidance comes as two top infectious disease experts with ties to the federal government have advised people over 60 and those with underlying …

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On This Labor Day…Proudly Working and Supporting Myself at Age 68

Today is a holiday for me.  At age 68 (two years past my full retirement age of 66), I am working full-time (actually, more than full-time with all the overtime I put in), at a job I love, and with a side interest for my professional association.  As a Planner/Buyer for an aerospace company, my …

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Fun with Swag…Fuji(i) Memorial Airport

The company where I work is in the Aerospace industry.  A couple of years ago, corporate gave each employee a little rubber airplane with the company logo on it.  One of our test engineering employees came up with a delightful way to deploy those cute little airplanes, on the cabinet next to his desk, often …

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