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My original plan was to share fun travel stories and ideas about how to adjust to and enjoy retirement. Unfortunately, Covid-19 and the situations we are living through today make those topics seem trivial.  

So in addition to sharing travel and retirement stories, I will use this forum to discuss topics that can hopefully help us get through the health, environmental, and societal crises we are living through. 

We must come together as a nation. I hope in writing I can add my grain of hope for a better future.



Books I've Read

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

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I had not read a fairy tale in a long time and it was such a treat to read this novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.


An old man and his wife set out on a perilous journey to find their son who had left their village a long time before. They have nearly forgotten what their son looks like or why he left because a dense mist has engulfed their world and taken their memories.


Along the way, they encounter several characters that help them reach their destination. Each page reveals more and more of the couples past and what has become of their son. Their journey is a metaphor for our crossing from this life to the next and all the baggage we carry along the way. At the end, we cross the river to the next life alone and without any possessions.


Our memories, good and bad, make this life worth living. Love makes our journey bearable. Hope carries us forward into the afterlife.

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