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Testing, Testing, Can You Hear Me?


One of the big benefits of retirement is T I M E. I have lots of time. I probably waste more of it than I should, but the opportunity to simply do nothing can be tempting. I remember when I … Continue reading

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KNOWING WHEN – PART II


  Saying goodbye is not always easy, especially when your stay has brought you fame and fortune, as it has for many a professional ball player.  Here is Part II of guest correspondent Ron Carmean’s look at “when to say … Continue reading

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KNOWING WHEN


We welcome back to marc’s blog our favorite–and only–guest corresponsent, Ron Carmean.  Ron was a regular contributer to this blog a few years back and I have finally coerced him out of retirement to rejoin this marathon of mirth.  I’m … Continue reading

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GETTING COMPULSIVE ABOUT MY COMPULSION


I spent not nearly enough time today in my thinking chair on the back patio thinking what it would be like to give up my compulsive behavior.  I hasten to state that I am not OCD.  I just have always … Continue reading

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DAMN, IT’S THE BIRTHDAY THING AGAIN!


I have a birthday coming up next week and I cannot seem to convince anyone that I truly just as well let it slip by. “Nothing, really nothing,” is the answer I repeatedly give my wife when she asks what … Continue reading

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MY CRYSTAL BALL IS CLEARER NOWADAYS…


My perspective has changed and I don’t like it. There is a definite re-direction in my attitude when it comes to anything having to do with the future. I can hear some of those close to me saying, “Okay, Marc, … Continue reading

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VARIATIONS ON A BUCKET LIST


Welcome to today’s posting…but first these brief commercial messages: As previously advertised, my new e-book for self-publishers is now available.  It focuses on helping prepare a Word manuscript for uploading to a publishing/printing service.  If you are a new wannabe … Continue reading

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HEY, I’LL TAKE A PIECE OF THAT!


Why is peace of mind so elusive?  It’s like finally paying off a charge card when—bang—some emergency roars its head and the balance is right back up there.  Likewise, every time I think I may have finally achieved peace of … Continue reading

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Some Retiring Thoughts…


After six-plus years of retirement, I am still trying to figure it out.  I was reminded of this as we celebrated a big family gathering for Christmas this past week.  There were all the usual Christmassy things:  the shopping, the … Continue reading

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