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Friday, January 29, 2010

Retired, unemployed or both?

Am I retired?


A year ago I was a small pond semi bigshot BMW driving, expense account dining 6 figure late fifties dink.


An initial diagnosis of "carreerus interruptus" has progressed into "premature emancipation" and overall this has been my best year since 1975, when all I had was a beautiful girlfriend and a Sportster.


Having time to think is one of the hazards of being unemployed but if you don't let it scare you some insights will come.


After some initial spasms of trying to mount the beast again, I decided that unemployment was not a condition but really a qualification for my new calling-


Retirement Intern.