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 Retirement-online.com 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.

“See the Glass as Already Broken (and Everything Else Too)”

What does this Buddhist teaching tell us – that all of life is in a constant state of change – something I have been writing about for quite some time now. We all know – just as in our daily … Continue reading

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Eating!

What is it about reaching a certain age and the need to worry about what it is we are going to eat? My personal opinion is we stay away from or only eat in moderation those foods we know can … Continue reading

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“It Ain’t Over Til the Fat Lady Sings!”

Do we ever truly know what it is that will make us happy. It seems as though the older I get, the less I know what I want to do when I grow up. Interesting dilemma, isn’t it? But then, … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Mood Swings

  Did you ever find yourself slipping into, how shall I say it, a less than happy mood. Every now and then one of us has such a – let’s call it – “Bad Hair Day!” Fortunately, being together as many years … Continue reading

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What is an Oxymoron?

Recently I came across an article on “oxymorons” and decided to write a post about them. For those of you unfamiliar with the term – as was pointed out in the article, the rhetorical term oxymoron is made up of … Continue reading

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Morning Rituals

Morning Rituals  One of the things I have found to get me up and motivated each day is to have what some might call morning rituals. Developing these ‘rituals’ and following through with each of them every morning sort of … Continue reading

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“MADE IT!”

It is time for me to post once again (I am trying my best to post weekly). Thinking about what to share with you, my followers – (sometimes it is funny – other times it is informational for senior citizens), … Continue reading

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Wild and Crazy Guy!

In a wild and crazy mood and since I have a bit of time to play around with words, I decided to put together a short story about a road trip with a stop at a restaurant for a bite … Continue reading

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Inner Peace

While I prefer to write wild and crazy stuff and material that will make people laugh – today I am taking a more serious approach to my writing (but, fear not, I am definitely not giving up attempting to elicit … Continue reading

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Senior Citizens

Senior Citizen “Inside every old person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened!” The following is a spoof on being a senior citizen – do not put much stock in it as it was done in jest! Did … Continue reading

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