Monthly Archives: May 2012

Romance in Rio

Tiny sprinkles suddenly appear on my windshield. Precise pinpoint sharp dots are followed by larger and larger drops. A deafening sound ensues; continuous pounding like thousands of miniature rocks, windshield wiper blades work the night. Together we track; black somewhat … Continue reading

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Back to Durango to Solve the Anasazi Mystery

Finding a parking spot I’m anxious, feels like someone is following me. The precious coins to be eaten by the insatiable parking meter magically appear in the ash tray. After spending the day exploring the Mesa Verde National Park by … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde National Park and Durango Colorado

Retracing the Past to Solve a Mystery I’m held prisoner between worlds. Despite my repeated efforts, I’m still unable to open my eyes. Surrounded by 114 year old walls which have seen plenty and suspended in darkness I can’t move, … Continue reading

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Travel and Retirement

Congratulations you’ve worked hard, invested safely and saved aggressively over the years. You’ve included and covered all potential multi-generational liabilities in your retirement plan. You’ve balanced your lifetime checkbook. You know exactly when you will kiss your debt goodbye. You … Continue reading

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Sixty and 6,000 Days – The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Retirement reflections dance behind my eyelid. I’m reminded ours is a nation in decline as I slide back into my hammock hung between two ancient pines. The river roars past me making its way south to the Rio Grande. Great … Continue reading

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Sixty and 6,000 Days – What Are You Looking To Do?

Results from the NPR/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health 7.01.08 survey unfortunately still hold true today. The survey highlights common concerns for too many current and future retirees: * Paying for gas and food * Getting a good – … Continue reading

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How to Pick the Right Age to Retire?

The Politics of Retirement As retirees we often times depend on two different economies. The first being global trade-able sector-companies which are efficiently competing everywhere with everybody enjoying new rapidly growing markets. Retirees also depend economically on industries not facing … Continue reading

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