I've been retired for nearly a year now, and just recently started
to enjoy it. My new schedule includes an hour of exercise every
day, classes in writing poetry, tutoring a 73 year old to read
English, working in the garden, and low-level political work, e.g.,
passing out leaflets. I'm beginning to understand the phrase "the
golden years." Getting up in the morning when I feel like it
instead of having to drag myself to the office when I've been out
late the night before, is absolutely marvelous.
I have a grown son who is a good friend, but he's in graduate
school in the southern part of the state and I see him only on
holidays, although we stay in touch with phone calls and
I've loved sci-fi all of my life, read and write poetry, and I'm
very 420 friendly. Have been that way for forty years.
Three terms that describe me are thoughtful, funny, and very