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YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
Most of us have things we would like to accomplish or habits we would like to change in retirement. Just when we begin go see progress why do we stop? Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    My introduction to Maine coastal islands came when I was a young Revenue Officer with the Internal Revenue Service in 1973. Revenue Officer responsibilities did not make me particularly popular with independent island fishermen. The mission was to collect seriously delinquent taxes, often using harsh enforcement measures, and… Read More
    SACO — Age Friendly Saco is launching their Handyman Program throughout Saco in an effort to help residents ages 55 and older better adapt to aging in their community. Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution (SBSI) recently donated $4,000 to help fund this new program. A recent survey… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    A character in Kenneth Roberts’ historical novel Arundel remarked of the Dead River, “(It’s) no more dead than a bobcat after a rabbit.” Joining the Kennebec River in West Forks after sixteen miles of almost continuous Class I through IV whitewater, the Dead is in actuality the west… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Having grown up along the Kennebec River in Randolph and Gardiner, I have many special memories of that significant waterway and its history. Two youthful misadventures remain distinct. About sixty years ago three friends and I “borrowed” a rowboat and paddled upriver from the mouth of Togus Stream… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    It takes courage to create the life you really want in retirement. But the rewards far exceed the risks. Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    In addition to an ever growing assortment of aches and pains, aging comes with at least a few benefits. For me, one has been the time to experiment with writing professionally. After retiring from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), I began exploring writing opportunities in earnest. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    What do you when there is a necessary life change you don't want? Do it anyway. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    In my book, Your Countdown to Retirement, I talk about the retirement experience sometimes being like driving a car through dense fog. There are times you cannot see the road ahead of you, the obstacles and dangers obscured by the fog, or the clear highway beyond the fog. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Do you have a big, audacious, stretch you to the max, goal in retirement? If not, why not? Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Life lessons continue from the day we are born until we die. Are your ready for the lessons you will learn in retirement? Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    At age 70, I’ve reluctantly come to the realization that I’m not going to be able continue my prior level of athletic involvement indefinitely. I can envision a time when my outdoor activities will be limited to cross country skiing in the winter and biking during the remaining… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Power struggles often re-emerge in retirement. What can you do to prevent them? Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    After experiencing four consecutive, cloudy, rainy days my mood now matches the weather. I am a naturally optimistic person. However, this week I found myself feeling depleted and defeated. My 94-year-old father’s health and vitality are declining. Once again our “normal” life routine is changing to address his… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Fellow retiree Brent Elwell and I met at Pelletier’s Campground in St. Francis on a warm spring evening. The rural northern Maine village is located at the confluence of the St. Francis and St. John Rivers about fifteen miles north of Fort Kent. The goal was to canoe… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    So many outside forces are creating chaos around us we may think we are powerless to do anything to change the situation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    So many outside forces are creating chaos around us we may think we are powerless to do anything to change the situation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    The third phase of life is filled with possibilities. After working long and hard to get to where you want to be, you now have time to do what you want to do. That may sound easy, but if you have a long-standing habit of placing other’s needs… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    More and more boomers are choosing to continue working either in the same field or doing something new. Will you be one of them? Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Maine has many of the best canoe tripping rivers in the northeastern United States. The Allagash, St. John, Moose, St. Croix and East and West Branches of the Penobscot are probably the most famous. However, there are others worth considering. Canoe tripping was my introduction to… Read More