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Retired

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I have retired from the workforce.

For my past 41 years, I have been a leader in retirement plans and retirement planning, the last 10 of those years working for the most hated employer on the face of the planet.

For my next 41 years, I will be immersed in retirement life and retirement living, expecting to spend all of those years in the most beloved community on the face of the planet.

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8 July 2017 at 4:03 am

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philobibliologue

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1563I have finished reading Undine, a notable fairy tale by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, my own copy being one included within Famous Stories Every Child Should Know, edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie. Undine comes “recommended” by Little Women‘s Jo, it being one she wished to get for Christmas, and it adds a certain charm to think of reading it to her. Thanks, Jo.

In my current reading of Little Women itself, I’ve just passed through the chapters following the letters sent to Mother in Washington, among which Beth’s foresaw the pending shadows, writing “I can’t sing ‘LAND OF THE LEAL’ now, it makes me cry.” Which reminds me of hearing the song during a certain fateful drive home from Nashville that I had about four years ago. Which these days has me playing a fair bit of Silly Wizard, such as —

 
Thanks, Beth.

In my current reading of A Walk through the Dark, I’m up to chapter 20, about halfway through. Eva Piper has just been describing how keeping a personal journal helped her through some of the most difficult times of her caregiving for her husband Don. Me, I’m now rather partial to WordPress, although I too have fill many a handwritten journal through the years. But yes, I quite agree: journaling is a powerful friend. Thanks, Eva.

Having a soft spot for the sestina, my poetry reading for the day has picked up a few gleaned from the pages of the poetry books I received this Christmas —

Thanks, Sara.

Meanwhile, I’m continuing to make progress through Finnegans Wake and Tarantula. Thanks, James. And thanks, Bob.

Written by macheide

27 December 2015 at 7:58 am

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Let’s Get Crackin’

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whipI now own a bullwhip! Thank you, SuziQ!

For the community event being planned for this coming September, one of the songs I’ll be singing is Ghost Riders in the Sky, ranked as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. I’ve been coming along pretty well on practicing the song itself, so it’s come time to work on gear and such. Like, maybe finally getting myself another pair of boots. And can I really do this without a cowboy hat?

Watch out, it’s Tex!!!

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19 June 2015 at 6:58 pm

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Don’t Do So For Me

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I’m told a boycott is being organized. On behalf of me and a friend.

Please don’t.

Written by macheide

26 May 2015 at 10:34 pm

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Happy Dance

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Finally, I’m learning to dance! At least, enough so to look forward to dancing in public without feeling uncomfortable about how awkward I still am.

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21 February 2015 at 2:30 pm

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Love Is the True Pink

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One needn’t be an escapist indulging in fantasy to have fun. Far the contrary, the best fun comes from love, and love is the purest fun. So he who is too “practical” to accept fun is missing out on the most real experience of life: the joy of doing things together.

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14 February 2015 at 5:48 pm

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Small Parts

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                   chest: 42½              waist: 40½              hip: 38½              outseam: 38½
                   inseam: 30½              neck: 16½              sleeve: 25 35              head: 24
                   shoulder: 18½              nape-waist: 19½              nape-floor: 62                 

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6 February 2015 at 3:55 pm

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