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After Midnight at Picacho State Park
September 12th, 2022

Even though we made it to our RV resort in Yuma Arizona and immediately enjoyed all that our park and golf resort had to offer, we wanted to get to a remote area for an overnight in the desert.  About a week after we arrived and attached our luxury motorhome to full hook-ups, we loaded up our Jeep with tent camping basics with the intention of roughing it. We packed a cooler, pots and pans, sleeping bags and bedrolls, a cook stove, cots, rocking camp chairs, gas fire pit, and a tent.  After all, we’re retired, we don’t want to rough it too much by sleeping on the hard ground. We drove about... Continue Reading

September 12th, 2022
A Case for Hybrid Work
September 9th, 2022

To the Hybrid Boomer – your support is appreciated Hybrid Boomer is featured in Feedspot Top 100 Baby Boomer Blogs – Check us out! Now that the vaccines to help control the spread of COVID-19 are widely available, the mask mandates in most states have been lifted. Companies are now presenting a case for hybrid work and calling for workers who were sent home to come back. Many of us are appreciative that our employers have found a way to make working from home or a remote location permanent, but not everyone feel that way. Take the employees at Apple who wrote an... Continue Reading

September 9th, 2022
A Cut In Pay
September 9th, 2022

To the Hybrid Boomer – your support is appreciated Check out the Hybrid Boomer on the Feedspot Top 100 Baby Boomer Blogs Now that the pandemic is supposedly over, more and more companies are demanding an end to work-from-home and hybrid work setups. I read an article in Fortune where a law firm in the United Kingdom told their lawyers that they could continue to work from home two or three days a week or even 100%. Nothing unusual nowadays, right? Well get this! The lawyers will have to take a 20% cut in pay to take advantage of the offer. The company’s justification... Continue Reading

September 9th, 2022
Hybrid Boomer In The Labor Force – Are We Still Relevant?
September 9th, 2022

To the Hybrid Boomer – your support is appreciated Check out the Hybrid Boomer on the Feedspot Top 100 Baby Boomer Blogs I had a call recently with a fellow Hybrid Boomer about a workplace deliverable. After we finished with what he needed, we got into a discussion about our continued contributions in the labor force. Are Hybrid Boomers still relevant in the workplace? After 37 1/2 years in my current career, I still have aspirations to grow to the next level of the career ladder. Hybrid Boomers are part of the longest-living generation in history, baby boomers. I... Continue Reading

September 9th, 2022
Hybrid Work & Weight Gain
September 9th, 2022

To the Hybrid Boomer – your support is appreciated Check out the Hybrid Boomer on the Feedspot Top 100 Baby Boomer Blogs Hybrid Boomers do not fall prey to unwanted weight gain while settling into hybrid work. It is very easy to do so! Snacks and the refrigerator are now easy targets for mindless eating while attending conference calls or fulfilling daily work tasks.  Before you know it the chips, cookies, and extra sandwich will show up on your body in the form of weight gain.  I have encountered co-workers who are now 10 to 20 pounds heavier since the pandemic. ... Continue Reading

September 9th, 2022
A Getaway Is Good For The Soul
September 9th, 2022

To the Hybrid Boomer – your support is appreciated. When working from home full-time or in a hybrid work model a getaway is good for the soul. It is important to disconnect and recharge, so totally get away from work! Since work is in your home every day, take a break to shut it off. One of the best ways to get away is through travel. I did so on a family getaway to Miami, FL. It was a well planned and thought out trip that included sailing, shopping, site seeing, and relaxing on the beach. Plan Ahead Before you go, review our Vacations and Time Off advice and consult... Continue Reading

September 9th, 2022
Reconnecting with Old Friends
September 5th, 2022

Say what you will about social media such as Facebook and Instagram, but for retirees, it has been a portal for us to connect with old friends. Following a class reunion, way before the pandemic took hold and many of us retired, we shared our contact information or invited each other to be friends on Facebook. In the intervening 46 years since graduation for the Class of ‘76, it was really hard to connect or know where people landed.  But through the magic of having the ability to search for “friends finding friends”, we have been able to reconnect with people that we attended elementary... Continue Reading

September 5th, 2022
Enduring when things fall apart
August 22nd, 2022

Shortly after purchasing our brand new motorhome all of our plans for touring the Oregon and California coast on our way to Arizona quickly fell apart.  For 21 days we were in limbo as five different technicians worked to diagnose and fix the problem, namely that our motorhome wouldn’t start. Not even a click when we turned the key in the ignition. Never mind that it was the middle of winter in the Pacific Northwest, including ice and snow storms and relentless rain. All of our plans to start our snowbird adventure were suddenly canceled. What I learned during this time is that in retirement,... Continue Reading

August 22nd, 2022
Moving to Start Anew After the Loss of a Loved One
July 26th, 2022

Image via Unsplash Losing a loved one tends to be a traumatic, life-changing event. You’re likely to be overwhelmed by grief and pain. If you shared your home with them, that makes it harder still. You’re inundated with memories of them and your time together in every room and around every corner – all this while you try to somehow manage your day-to-day duties and chores. Sometimes the best option for your overall health and mental sanity is to move house and seek a fresh start elsewhere. While it probably won’t take away from your loss, it will, at the very least, help you to function... Continue Reading

HERE IS HOW YOU MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
March 28th, 2022

HERE IS HOW YOU MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE   I’ve got something for you. What if I told you I could effectively and systematically make the world a better place? If I was a good politician, I would go on a billion-dollar campaign around America. Selling out my integrity for votes and dollars. Giving you vague bullet points that sound amazing. Then when I got elected, I would do absolutely nothing. Because that’s what winning politicians do. But I’m not a politician. I can prove it. Feel my skin. No slime. Instead, I’m taking my own money and going on the 100% Dad Tour all around America,... Continue Reading

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