Thoughts on turning 65…
Posted by btchakir
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.
- Medicare doesn’t have to be cut, poll concludes (oregonlive.com)
- AP-GfK Poll: Most Americans say they don’t believe Medicare has to be cut to balance the federal budget ditto …, (economicnewsblog.wordpress.com)
- AP-GfK Poll: Medicare doesn’t have to be cut (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Samuelson: The Elderly are Better Off Than Advertised (newsweek.com)
- Paul Ryan has created the new ‘Fourth Rail’ of Politics: Medicare (crooksandliars.com)
About btchakirRetired 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 Community Garden, Community theatre, Medicare, Morgan's Grove, Republicans, Shepherdstown West Virginia, Social Security, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.