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Phil, do you remember when JaBoa bought a $25,000 harpsichord and how some thought it exorbitant? They thought that not only because they couldn’t justify the cost but also because they didn’t have the same feeling about it as he did. My feelings are I have yet to reach a point where I can ‘buy’ a direction.

I haven’t latched onto retirement as some have. Possibly it’s only a matter of time before I do. That I understand. Hard to cross over is this interval. Others have and I respect that yet I am finding difficulty in doing so. Not a ‘poor me’ thingy but an at-a-loss thingy.

My younger brother, 30 years in the military, segued into retirement with nary a blip. I am envious of that. My younger sister, the same. I am the outlier. But, then again, of all the siblings I was the one who began businesses and ran them for more than 50 years.

I think I have to find something where I feel I am contributing something. So that’s my quest these days. Only a matter of time. Of which I have far too much.

MichaelR
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