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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Lens-Artists Challenge #110..Creativity in the time of Covid

First of all, let me say that the Government-required "lockdown", mandating that free citizens of the United States remain at home under modified "house arrest" has affected me, personally, only minimally.  I am employed in an Essential Industry, Aerospace, and I have been going to my job at my company's factory every single workday, except …

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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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Dispatches from Furlough, Day Ten

Well, it's the final day of my enforced "vacation", and I guess the last vacation from work I will take in my working life.  Boy, that thought just hit me.  I have had some time to think over that voluntary-separation offer I received, and I am now planning on some negotiations with my supervisors.  I …

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And life flows on, within you and without you…On turning 70

And still being a productive member of society.  Today is my 70th birthday, and I don't feel a day over 69!  Today was a day much like any other.  Wake up at 5:10AM, dress, eat breakfast (after feeding the owner), leave for work and arrive at 6:00 on the dot.  Do my normal job, fend …

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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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Calling The Private Sector!! Let’s Generate Private Competition for Government Employment Data!

So maybe there's a bright spot in the federal government shut-down. One area that is shut down that many are complaining about is the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Labor Department that generate employment data. How about the many private companies and organizations that currently publish narrower statistics on US employment, getting serious …

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