Retirement Too much Extra Time

Retirement Too much Extra Time

"Retiring is easy. Then comes the hard part -- staying that way. "
- BILL WARD, Star Tribune

I have a problem, I started to read a Tom Clancy book and three weeks later, I am still reading the same book. I finally gave up on the book and purchased a used Robert Ludlum book.

What a great problem.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008
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The days can be long; being a perpetual traveler is the same as being retired. There is too much extra time. I read books to occupy my extra time, learn about other places and just drift away. I truly could not imagine traveling without books, however recently I realized one bad book could make time come to a stop. I normally love Tom Clancy book, however I believe now that he works with other writers to write the books they have lost some edge.

I am amusing myself today, trying to learn from Retired people, what they do with their extra time. I have been off into google search world, pulling on that never ending thread.

Funny, most of the pages explain how to get part time jobs; it is difficult to find pages on how to stay retired. Truly the page were of little value, the majority of writers just revert into some type of daily todo list make the person have a "New Job,"

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
.... yourself

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Retirement Too much Extra Time


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Hahahahaha, Everyone knows Clancy gets paid by the word.

I love his Ryan books. But his "Ops" series (written with other authors) don't do it for me.

I was retired for all of three months when my wife told me that I needed to find something to do. I was bored and I will always want a job for the social atmosphere and challenge.

I have actually been busier in the past ten years since I retired from my first career than ever before, though I do get three days off each week.

You can read more about how I keep my many activities in line on my blog at

Hahaha, did you catch yourself reading the same sentence over and over again? Or are you like me and would just mindlessly read an entire page and have no idea what just happened? Oh, Clancy...

I think that AARP is a great little boost to the sometimes hum-drum feel of retirement. I really look forward to their magazine and the ideas in it...and it's an easier read than a certain Mr. Clancy!

AARP is a great source of services and information that can be beneficial to the quality of life. What's great about AARP is that a membership comes with prescription and travel discounts!

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Definitely check out AARP for yourself or a loved one. There are really are some great benefits to joining!

I hope it's alright that I commented on your blog -- wanted to let you know about the fun video with Cristina and AARP's great benefits. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

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