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We finally! (yes, that’s Finally with an exclamation point!) had a beautiful Sunday here in Connecticut. And so we took a nice drive in the convertible. We were headed towards the shoreline for a lobster dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

Top down, the sun on my face (and kneecaps, I found out later), the radio blaring. And although I would have readily given the birthday boy his choice of music, he was in such a terrific mood he tuned (without my even begging) into Sirius’ sixties channel for me.

With a convertible, the radio actually has to be blaring – to be heard at all. But the surrounding racket has an advantage too. You can sing at the top of your lungs.  Which I did.

“Down in the Boondocks” – corny, great beat
“I Saw Her Again”    – ah, the harmonies
“Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me”  …

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“I Coulda Been Somebody”


In conversation with an acquaintance recently, I remarked that I was getting ready for retirement.

“You’ve been getting ready for retirement for three years,” he said. “You’ll never retire.”

“Oh yeah?” I answered with my usual snappy repartee. “I will so retire. One more year, tops.”

But he was sure I wouldn’t. “You can’t retire. Instead of thinking about doing nothing, you should be thinking instead about what you want to do NEXT.”

Well, I know what I want to do next. I’m already doing it  (part-time anyway):  WRITE.

But I think this guy may have meant something that pays money.

And I don’t really have much hope for that by writing. I actually wrote somethingthat made the New York Times bestseller list for a week or two – and still didn’t get paid one cent.

But a second career after retirement?

There are lots of careers I considered…

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trabalhe e nao perca as esperanças vai firme

espere em breve tenho boas novidades aquimesmo com

Grandes Vendas Cheles Ferreira

muitas coisas
meu obejetivo e trabalho e ganhar poriso e eu aixo que tem algo errado comigo eu ja trabalhei muito em outros na internete e nunca recebi nada a firma ja ate feichou no brasil masnao da nada eu nao desisto nunca agora fui convidada pra trabalhar nou tra loja de roupas e tudo na internete as duas loja que uma eu ja trabalho a outra estou averiguando e sou qliente das dus sei que posso confiar mas cuanto mais melhor ne

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