A few months ago when I made the decision to retire it was quite a positive event. I looked forward to having more free time, the ability to sleep when I wanted, wake when I wanted and to do (or not do) whatever came to mind at the time. No more 4am wake-ups. No more … Continue reading A Few thoughts on retirement
If you are one of the millions of people who watch network news to find out what's going on in the world this might be news to you. On Thursday, November 5th, President Obama expressed to Congress his intent to ratify the secretly negotiated and written Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It's okay if you're not quite … Continue reading Trans-Pacific Partnership – Welcome to OneWorld, Inc.
As I read articles (and associated comments) about Bernie Sanders and "democratic socialism", I am sometimes struck by the tunnel vision conservatives display in many of their comments. They consistently characterize liberals as "lazy", "uneducated", "envious", "looking for freebies" or "greedy". Two examples follow: “Yep socialist greed and envy compared to capitalism and the to opportunity … Continue reading Liberals are “greedy”?
Well, it took more than 40 years but the ol' geezer has gone and done it. I gave money to a political candidate. First time in my life. I know, shame on me for contributing to any of those money-grubbing scoundrels. So, you might be wondering what cataclysmic event spurred such a nefarious gesture. Some … Continue reading Bernie Sanders – The man for our time?
My wife was asked to bring donuts and muffins to work one day for a little celebration for a co-worker. So, on her way to work that morning she stopped at the donut shop that America runs on. She was greeted by a young lady who took her order for a dozen donuts and half … Continue reading Mrs. Geezer buys donuts and muffins
Some years back I was in a “major” book store (nameless here because I don’t want to get sued for denigrating their hiring practices) in search of a particular book. As I entered the store, I saw the clerk who greeted me with a semi-polite “Hi” and forced half-smile. She was a young lady, dressed … Continue reading Geezer Buys a Book
Having boldly donned the mantle of geezerhood, it seemed incumbent upon me to demonstrate that my little girl’s faith was indeed not misplaced. What to do? At the ripe old age of 31, the rites and customs of geezerhood a bit foreign to me, how was I supposed to live up to the responsibilities now … Continue reading Developing A Geezer
“gee-zer (gē’zĕr), n, [Slang], an eccentric old man.” That is how Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language (from my personal 1966 edition, because no self-respecting geezer would ever look it up on Dictionary.com) defines the word. I entered the realm of geezerhood at a very early age when my then 8 year old … Continue reading Becoming A Geezer
I have no idea what I'm doing here...and it's all my brother's fault. You see, about a year ago, I got this hare-brained idea that I would write a book so I sat down at the keyboard and stared at a blank page for quite some time. What would I write? An adventure story with good … Continue reading An Introduction