Thoughts on turning 65…

So I have now outlived my father by a dozen years or so… something I never thought I would do. I am retired (actually, I had to retire early a year ago due to the crummy job situation for guys in their 60s) and I’m on Medicare (until the Republicans destroy it along with Social Security.)

I’m doing things now which make no money, but actually fulfill a whole bunch of internal needs. I do the radio show as John Case’s co-host on Friday mornings (and substitute for John on his other days when he is away), I do my Tuesday Podcast, I work on community theatre projects every now and then,,, and, of course, I maintain this blog, which I have done since 2004. I’m involved in the Community Garden (which my wife runs) here in Shepherdstown… and I did some work on the establishment of the Morgan’s Grove Market. So, all-in-all, I seem to have plenty to do (including housework, which, while Elly is the one working, falls mostly into my lap.)

I guess 65 isn’t so bad… and were it not for the lousy economy and the growing threat of conservative destruction of the things that made America great, life would be lovely.

I hope everyone has a nice day… like I do on most of my birthdays I’m going to drive around aimlessly for a while and look at the local scenery. Usually I bring a dog. This year I may bring two.

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on May 24, 2011, in blogs, dogs, Family, Opinion, Theatre and Art, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hell Bill, 65 is great! 66 even better. Medicare is the best insurance I ever had (vs the Blues, Aetna etc). Enjoy it!

    Off topic and not a criticism – right now, typing here in this comment box, I want to be done because I’m finding the flicker of the ‘movie’ background to be unsettling. Makes me a bit quesy. Just sayin’.

    • Oh dear. I am trying to find a more unnauseating Muybridge piece. Give me a shot at it… if I can’t get it to work, I’ll take it out (fun to play with, though).

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