One Year Later

Life Experience
As the summer solstice nears again, I am reminded of the fact that one year ago today we were in Helsinki on our Baltic cruise. The days at the 60th parallel were truly long...

Living With Linux

Life Experience
There appears to be a multi-stage process that takes place when one starts working with Linux on a PC.It goes somewhat like this:Stage 1 – AttractionYou need a new operating system for an old...

Retirement FUD

Life Experience
It kills me how much disinformation and FUD there is out there about retirement planning these days.I just read another article from a bunch of Waterloo actuaries that says that today’s boomers are not...

Triple A

Life Experience
After 50 years of interest in the game, two World Series, spring traning junkets, visits to numerous major league venues, etc. etc. – I finally attended my first minor league baseball game last night.Sarah...

Antique Surfer

Life Experience
It cost over $3000 when new, at a time when laptops were expensive curiosities for corporate executives. It was obsolete the day it was built. Its processor is at least 4 generations away from...

Grandpa’s Home

Life Experience
It was 1976. Trudeau and Levesque were debating the future of Canada. Jimmy Carter was squaring off with Gerald Ford in the US. Disco-mania and the leisure suit were rampant. The Canadiens won the...

Let It Be…Naked

Life Experience
Yeah, yeah I’ll admit it. Like most late 40s boomers I have a copy of “Let It Be” in my vinyl collection. However it’s never been one of my favorite Beatles works, at least...

Good Enough

Life Experience
I remember in the 1980s and 90s when PC technology seemed to be improving daily, there was always a reason to get a better computer system:(1) Processor too slow or obsolete.(2) Replace tape drive...

Hanging ‘Em Up

Life Experience
After 39 years in the food business, I’ve decided to retire completely.After I left Unilever and moved to Almonte, I kept busy a couple of days a week working as a volunteer in a...