Author Archives: iglengel

About iglengel

Welcome to my blog: I retired in September of 1996 after twenty-five years as an Underwriting Manager (and one year with a smaller insurance company) and have written blog postings on the website prior to setting up this Word Press free site. Having retired almost twenty years ago I have experienced my own retirement transition. I survived and you will too. Oddly enough, now that I have more time, I am discovering various things about myself that I would not have imagined myself doing in retirement. Why does it take so long for, we as individuals, to stop and think about ME!? Join me as I share with you some of the shenanigans we have been up to since retiring. Retirement is and can be a whole lot of fun. Welcome to my site – remember – retirement is not the destination we are seeking – it is the journey! I encourage you to visit often, provide comments, ask questions and add your own insights. We are all on this journey together.

Am I Getting “Geeky” or What?

Here I stand in our back forty trying my best to determine if I want to get on with raking all this hay and stuff or if I want to take a break and share some wild and crazy facts … Continue reading

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Is This All There Is?

What is it about retirement that bothers us the most? Is it that we feel useless, bored, or that life and ourselves have become mundane? You know the days I am talking about. Those days where we say to ourselves: … Continue reading

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The Seven Acts of Man

Even though I like to consider myself a writer of sorts, if I were truthful with myself, I would come right out and say that my taking the time to put words on paper is more of a hobby than … Continue reading

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Aren’t You Glad You Stopped By!

Did you ever wonder where so many of our unusual sayings came from? Take the one that goes: “Fancy meeting you here!”  This particular salutation actually was a line of dialogue in an old 1927 Broadway play (“The Royal Family”) … Continue reading

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Life Can Be Complicated – Keep it Simple!

Did you ever stop and think how complex this world is?  Were we to try and figure out everything about this world of ours, we would drive ourselves crazy very quickly. This thought process applies to all levels of life … Continue reading

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One Day At a Time!

How often do we hear that saying or for that matter say it to ourselves on any given day or during any given week? Life today can be hectic but for the most part, enlightened people throughout the ages have … Continue reading

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Where is the Fun in That?

When Is a Test Only a Test? What does the above sentence mean? I have always been fascinated with various quotes and what they mean. Most definitions or comments pertaining to this statement have religious connotations. Seeing that my style … Continue reading

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Yet another of my crazy rants and raves that I thought I would share with you as it seemed rather appropriate for those of us that are “seniors” but truly do not feel our age. Don’t like the title Senior … Continue reading

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Why and Where Does the Time Go?

As has been so evident by my absence from this blog I have been experiencing a dry spell lately. Part of the problem has been deciding how often to post. With our schedule being as crazy as it is at … Continue reading

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Not much to say other than to explain why I haven’t been posting here. First, we have been on a two week adventure without the benefit of the Internet. Second, I have been working on and finally published my second … Continue reading

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