Category Archives: minimalist

Shedding the Working Years

I am not quite retired yet. Actually I have just about 28 more months to go, but am actively started the preparations. I see so many folks who have passed over that hill and still carry with them the relics … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving to go Please

With pressures amongst us to practice social distancing this Holiday Season we have made the decision to spend it without family. We both work in fields we are in contact with people. Despite the fact that we wear masks responsibly … Continue reading

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The Addictions

2020 without doubt has been a very challenging year to say the least. With COVID 19 always hanging in the shadows of every corner of my life I now find myself stuck in a corner. Giving up a gym membership … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the Inbox

As we discover that we can get a discount on food, hotels, rental cars and many other places by just sharing our information including our email address we soon come to realize that those same entities add us to their … Continue reading

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Dinner is Lunch

A few years back I made the decision that I really didn’t like going out to lunch. The food just wasn’t as appetizing as it used to be and too often the portions were to large. No longer than an … Continue reading

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Simple Living Prepper

I started my blog, “Simple Living Over 50” many years ago and have shared many of my thoughts and dreams throughout these years. At the age of 59 now I have lived and learned a lot about both myself and … Continue reading

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Turn it Off

I awoke this morning with a sickness in my soul. A feeling of discouragement in the world I live in. It is not my reality but the reality of all of the sickness I have allowed in through the windows … Continue reading

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What do I want to do when I retire?

I am looking at a total of 40 months before I join the crowd of retired folks. I remember when I was a kid the question was asked so many times… “What do you want to be when you grow … Continue reading

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180 for Christmas

I have been very busy lately working to bring my blood sugar back into a healthy range. I am back in training and doing pretty good so far. Back in October my doctor let me know that my A1c was … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Retirement Preparation

It’s not about the house on the hill or the three new cars parked in the driveway. It’s not about a large house filled with the finest of furniture or art. It has nothing to do with a library filled … Continue reading

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