California Dreaming

Sunrise about 6:45 am west of Barstow, California. Near the end of my train journey.

Backroads America

The Sandia Mountains just east of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Late afternoon.

I discovered that if I set my phone camera to “sport” and hold it against the window, the spots on the glass and the reflections don’t show. Color enhanced with Snapseed.

Backroads America

Wide open spaces:

New Mexico

East of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Railroad Ruminations

I have decided to go for atmosphere over focus and clarity, both of which are hard to achieve on a moving train. Last night departing Kansas City about 10 pm.


Paddling The Madu Ganga

River travel, near the mouth of the Madu Ganga River, Sri Lanka

Join Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge: Journey

Let the Countdown Begin

One year from today I plan to retire. Or I hope to retire. Or is it I want to retire. All of them. For me, retiring doesn’t mean not working, it means being able to do something different, something new and interesting, knowing I won’t starve. I will be 60 years of age when I retire but I won’t be old.

To honor my countdown to the rest of my life, I am launching a new blog, The New 3rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect. That will be my mantra through the next year and beyond. I hope you join me on my journey and share your stories. I plan to post information and links to help anyone who is trying to find their direction into and past retirement. Actually, creating and launching this blog is the first step in my road to retirement.

I am a bit surprised I am not jumping up and down with glee having made this decision. I have a stomach ache. Retiring isn’t as simple as turning in a form and walking away. I know myself too well. I need a road map. I need a destination or two in mind. So, I have already decided what I am giving myself as a retirement present: a trip to Namibia. What a better way to start than a reward.

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