Four months ago today, as I was leaving one of the many public libraries in my country, I chanced upon a makeshift bookshelf near the exit that displayed a series of books about dementia and health issues facing the elderly. At first, I didn't think much of it. These are probably monthly-rotated showcases. The next … Continue reading Living in my 50s #1 – Is this the time of my life?
So last week I started this mini-series to talk about how to retire well. You do that you know, when you're like me; a man past 50, increasingly living on borrowed time! In that post, I talked about the first of three important truths I've come to embrace: If we don't want to suffer retirement … Continue reading How to retire well #2 of 3: Know who you are and what you love
Two days from now is the annual UN International Day of Older Persons and one thing remains unchanged. Despite the inevitability of it, few of us bother to plan for the day we retire. Until recently, I would include myself in that unfortunate lot. Why unfortunate? Studies show many of us who fail to plan … Continue reading How to retire well #1 of 3: Have a plan “with legs”
For the past few weeks, I've been at a loss over what to write for this 'inevitable' milestone post. How should I best say goodbye to the 40s today, and hello to the 50s tomorrow? How do I even begin to talk about turning 50? Should I start, say, with a trivia pursuit question? Something … Continue reading Goodbye 40s, hello 50s! What turning 50 means for me.