Retire Different

I first thought I would avoid retirement.

Then I decided to reinvent it.

I am retiring at the still-young age of 57, but I have no intention of checking into G-d’s waiting room. Not for me the gold watch, golf, gin, and grandkids, the retreat to Palm Springs.

For me, this is about swapping my to-do list for my bucket list, while taking up the scholarly life I set aside decades ago.

I want to redefine retirement, build a post-career life that is as or more fulfilling than my working life, and share it with you to, hopefully, serve as a lighthouse for what is possible.

Welcome to my Post-Career Life.

Welcome to A Bucket and a Pen.

Latest Posts

On the Trail Again

It’s fire season, so I am avoiding all back-country camping for a few months. That said, we have Scouts and Scouters who need to break in backpack gear and get used to our packs. So we took some of our Scouts out on a shakedown hike to Sycamore Falls in the Santa Monica Mountains National… Continue Reading →

Mugology: Zona Dreams

I picked up this little fellow in a tiny shop in Williams, Arizona while waiting to go in for dinner at the Red Raven. It’s cheesy, but it reminds me that I’ll live there again one day, when the fires, mudslides, quakes, crowds, taxes, and cost of living all get to be too much.

Patchology: Presidential Champion

Back in July I talked about how important the President’s Challenge and the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) were to me changing my thinking and my lifestyle, to getting me off my ass, off of fast food, and onto a much better life. After earning the PALA four times, I decided to take on a… Continue Reading →

Act/Be/Communicate

For the record, what a company DOES is way more important than what the CEO says. My advice to clients: Act better, Be better, and only then take a stand.

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