As the end to my working years begins to come hazily into view, conversations with younger co-workers naturally and frequently include the question, “What are you going to do when you retire?” Feeling not very smart or helpful, I usually mumble something about taking care of household chores that have been put off for later. However, that one question about what I will do when I transition into life’s next season always leaves me secretly thinking that someday I should sit down and create a “bucket list” of things I would like to do when I am no longer spending every day in the office.… Read the rest
Not long ago I had the opportunity to don a penguin costume and jump into a pool of icy-cold water, all in the name of supporting a good cause. I, and about three dozen others, braved near-zero temperatures to take turns diving into a frosty pool (really an extra-large refuse dumpster) to help raise money for the Special Olympics.
Although it seemed like a fun idea when I first volunteered, I have to admit I was a little fearful the actual day of the event. Now don’t get me wrong.… Read the rest