Purpose & meaning

Getting Retirement Right: Happier Than A Seagull With A French Fry

Getting Retirement Right: Happier Than A Seagull With A French Fry

As you know, I’m not a big retirement fan. Why? The word no longer works. It is no longer a case of stopping work and having a pension to support you in your golden years of leisure.  I want people to clearly and early “get” what it will mean for them in today’s world of expanding longevity with the real…

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After 50 Paradox: I Miss The Kids. I’m So Happy They Are All Grown Up.

After 50 Paradox: I Miss The Kids. I’m So Happy They Are All Grown Up.

  We had lunch with a 4-year-old and her mother the other day. I was reminded, yet again, that I live in an After 50 paradox. I still miss the kids in very small but important ways almost every day. Yet, I am so glad they are grown up and living their own lives. This particular 4-year-old is very bright,…

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Innovators and Early Adopters Wanted

Innovators and Early Adopters Wanted

When Geoffrey Moore published Crossing the Chasm he gave us a window into what he called the Innovation Adoption Life Cycle. His well-known book is about adoption of disruptive technologies. I think we can use Mr. Moore’s model and apply it to the adoption of disruptive thinking by individuals/couples over 50 and the business leaders/professional advisors who provide goods and services to…

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Adaptability, Agility, Hurricanes and Friends

Adaptability, Agility, Hurricanes and Friends

Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia. As you know from my most recent blog, we evacuated from Sarasota in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Having driven tandem to Atlanta, my wife and I are still camping out with dear friends here. They invited us. We didn’t just drop in, although I admit we arrived looking like an upscale, contemporary version of Grapes of Wrath…

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Evacuations, Irma, and Disruptive Change

Evacuations, Irma, and Disruptive Change

Buckhead, Atlanta, GA.   We are evacuees from Sarasota, fortunate enough to be invited by friends to stay here with them while Hurricane Irma pursues her disruptive, erratic course through Florida. We had 18 hours to decide what objects/files/apparel would fit into our two cars, pack, and drive tandem to Atlanta, taking 12 hours in dense traffic to make what…

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Our Idiosyncrasies – How are they part of your identity After 50?

Our Idiosyncrasies – How are they part of your identity After 50?

Let’s face it. At this point in our After 50 lives most of us have a few, very well established idiosyncrasies. They probably won’t be going away any time soon. I turn off lights in unoccupied rooms at our house. This doesn’t necessarily please my wife, who always contends with a straight face that she had just stepped into another…

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