On the Road Again

It took me awhile to get oriented and registered to drive in Florida, but now I’m back in business.  A few snippets from my first couple of weeks: My first ride was disappointing.  It was national donut day.  The somewhat overweight, tattooed young lady and her friend stopped at Duncan Donuts, then on to work. …

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Lava Lamp

I always wanted a lava lamp. I remember when I lived in New York – early 70’s – I had to watch my pennies and just couldn’t justify the cost. Then, as I grew older, it seemed too kitschy – too 70’s. I put it in the back of my mind. Retiring and moving to…

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We finally made it!

  Our 3,500 mile journey across the country was a fitting start to our new life. First stop, Las Vegas where I surprised Jodye with a renewal of our vows at the Graceland Chapel – full tilt with Elvis Presley and our long-time friend, Greg Fleeman. Then some genuine tears at the feelings aroused by…

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Baby Steps for a New Lease on Life

I feel great! I met with my cardiologist on Friday. The results of my stress test were fine. Regarding the “episode” that led me to think I had a heart attack, he couldn’t be sure. He said he suspects paroxysmal tachycardia – basically an irregular heartbeat, something I experienced years ago. He did suggest I…

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Look in the Mirror

So after my big scare, I’m following my own advice (per my book, Transcend).  One of the first steps is to look in the mirror.  I look in the mirror.  Not a pleasant sight!  I look much older than I thought, and, in fact, have been feeling older than I want.  My full-body profile is…

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Stress Test

Today I had my stress test.  Frankly, I was a bit worried.  I thought that maybe it would put me right back into the chest pain mode.  But it went very well.  I need to meet with my cardiologist on Friday, but preliminary indications are that I’m ok. I now have a cardiologist!  I suppose…

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Update

So after calls from friends, I realized I left things up in the air.  Everything seems to be ok, now. I spent one night in the hospital.  I was put through a battery of tests – and everything came back negative.  Tomorrow, I do a stress test and that should definitively show what’s happening with…

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Heart Attack?

I Should Have Followed My Own Advice Friday, January 15, 2016, 2:14 pm, driving in San Francisco. Chest pain, tightness.  Left arm in pain.  Sweating starts – my scalp is drenched.  I look at my Apple watch.  It records my pulse rate.  124 two minutes ago.  Now it’s 128.  Uh oh.  I’m having a heart…

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Change

Interesting that President Obama’s State of the Union address used “change” as a major theme.  Change is something we’re all experiencing.  All kinds of change.  Our economy is changing.  Our educational system is changing.  Our family relationships are changing.  Our vision of the future is changing. One thing for sure – most of us resist…

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Boomers Beware of Social Security Changes

You could lose a benefit that you may not even know you were entitled to Under the recently passed 2105 Budget. If you’re already taking advantage of this “loophole”, you are grandfathered in, so you won’t lose this advantage.   If you are or will be 66 on or before April 29, 2016, you may…

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