My (November) Monday Metrical Musings #105

November Rain Pitter patter pitter patterA constant pommelingpoundingStriking my window pane relentlesslyLike it's determined to barge in This thunderstorm delivers the chillLike the wind that hits my face each time I open the freezerThis rain keeps me awake, coweringThis rain keeps me under the covers My son just jumped into bed with us He hates … Continue reading My (November) Monday Metrical Musings #105

How to retire well #2 of 3: Know who you are and what you love

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

How to retire well #1 of 3: Have a plan “with legs”

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”