The Best of Boomer Blogs ... is talking all things retirement this weekend, with a nod to Fathers Day. Because it's mid-June and time to celebrate Dad. Whether you're young or older, though, retirement is coming to you, too, one day. And faster than you think. So take a look at these posts and . . .
More than ever before, I see our generation struggling with retirement: questions of when to retire and how are front and center for at least a dozen people I know. Many want to retire young. And from what I can see, it's harder in Silicon Valley than it is in other parts of the country. For one . . .
This is how most people view retirement: a time to enjoy a more peaceful life, sort of like these ducks floating on a pond in Sonoma, Calif. And yet.... Ok, I'll just come out with it. I'm puzzled. I really am. When retirement goes bad, well.... I have watched friends who for decades were warm, . . .
In the airport the other day I got a little pang of--was it regret?-- as I watched business travelers 20 or so years younger than me tote their briefcases, check their email, talk on their cellphones about products, meetings, concepts. Those days of purposeful business travel are over for me, but I . . .
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. So said Eleanor Roosevelt, a woman I have grown to admire tremendously. This post is taking me out on a limb, because I am making a true confession: that I am infamous for coming up with fantastically good business ideas that I never . . .
Labor Day was intended to celebrate the achievements of the American labor movement and workers. That's the real meaning of Labor Day. Of course, now it honors all kinds of workers. But really, it honors having a day off. Non-Labor Day, you might say. I vaguely remember my own labor days. Yes, I . . .
We've got some time on our hands. More than we ever used to. Time that M and I now spend fiddling with our various remotes. Cable, Roku, DVR--they're a time suck. Plus, we don't like many of the same movies or programs. So we're flying solo. Riley is always pointing out that I spend too much . . .
Way back before Google and Facebook and even before Apple, eight brainy engineers defected from a semiconductor company to start their own transistor business. Led by the brilliant Robert Noyce, they were the men who made silicon king and who started the movement that became Silicon Valley. If . . .
Have you noticed this? Here's my theory: When we're younger, we're consumed with the serious business of family and career, sometimes starting these efforts very young, before we've had a chance to enjoy our youth. And serious business it is. Raising kids, moving up the career ladder, buying and . . .
I've been asked twice this week what it's like being retired--what do I do all day? Yes, a good question. What do I do all day?3 a.m. Awaken to the sound of Riley throwing up. Am convinced he is throwing up under the bed. On the carpet. Get up and find that he, being both smart and thoughtful, is . . .