Being Retired: A Day In the Life


This post is in response to a search term I saw that brought someone to this blog.  Specifically, someone searched for “what is it like being retired?”  Nice how they used my blog title, heh?  Anyway, it got me to thinking.  What is it like being retired?  Someone out there is obviously wondering.  I figured I could kind of run through a typical day, just for fun.

Now, I realize that everyone’s retirement is different but from discussing these things with others, a lot of us share some things in common More


Independence Day: One Year Later


I have been looking forward to this post for a couple of months.  I’ve, actually been working on it since mid-May.  It’s been a year since I retired from the State of Nevada on July 4th, 2010.  A lot has happened, both good and bad.  I’m a different person in some ways, same ‘ol Dan in many others.  I’ve accomplished some goals, changed or ignored others and added new ones to the list.  Retirement has been everything I expected, yet full of surprises.  This is long post, so grab some coffee, sit back and enjoy! More

3 Months and Settling In


This will be the last monthly update.  After a while I suspect they will get a little monotonous.  As the title says I am settling in.  Future updates on my retirement will come when something worthwhile happens.  Of course, other articles will appear about planning and being retired.  So on to the update.

Three of my passions. Cigars, beer and fishing.

My kids are back in school and I am in a routine that will last until next summer.  I get up around 7:30 every morning More

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