Taking the Long Road

Life Is What Happens to Us....

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans."

Silvrback blog imageI read this quote again not too long ago and it again caused me to stop for a second and think. I've heard it any number of times and it has always struck me as worthy of remembering, though I didn't do anything with it including actually pondering its meaning for me.

So, . . .

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September 25, 2022

Time Is Finite Now

Age and Our Sense of Time

"Your time is finite now." Actor Michael Douglas

We humans are an interesting lot. Today I'm thinking about our relationship with time. How we think about time.

The opening quote by Douglas was taken from an interview a couple of years ago when he was talking about his sense of time at then age 74.

We often hear someone say . . .

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August 17, 2022

I Don't Like Weekends

As I look at the title of this article, I realize how odd that reads. After all, who doesn't like weekends?

I used to like weekends, especially three-day weekends. But since quitting my job this past December, I don't care for them much any more. 

I came to this realization a couple of weeks ago as I found I was more restless and . . .

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June 06, 2022

Lifestyle Is About Cash Flow

I read financial news quite a bit, perhaps too much. Typically Yahoo. One recurring theme in personal finance headlines reflects this obsession with how much one has saved for retirement. What is the value of your 401k or your net worth or some such tally of assets.

Questions like, "I have $3 in savings for retirement, am unemployed, and . . .

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March 11, 2022


What a Mess

Like many of you, my wife and I have been watching the unfolding events happening in Ukraine that have overtaken the news pages in recent days. For most folks, Ukraine is hardly a place they would know much about or have all that much interest in knowing much about.

My interest in Ukraine is a bit more personal. Aside from visiting the . . .

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February 27, 2022

Sunrise Sunset

We're in Mexico now and have been for the past three weeks or so. We've stayed in five different places so far with the aim of living in different locations of the city to see how each 'fits'. Our preference is always for places with interesting views, but also walking access to groceries, restaurants and easy access to the central historical . . .

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February 05, 2022

Still.... A Sense of Relief

Silvrback blog imageI submitted my final grades for the semester this past week.

That's not an unusual event for university professors as they have turned in final grades every semester for, well, a long time. It's usually done with a sigh of relief that reflects the fact that another semester has been officially put to bed. It's a natural cycle of the . . .

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December 27, 2021


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