Human Dexterity…

This post is going to be about how robots have replaced humans in a significant segment of our industrial complex.¬† I will say up front that I deem this as progress.¬†Human dexterity is just not a precise thing.¬† We are incapable of producing the accuracy of today’s workplace.¬† We are imprecise creatures and in some way that makes us creative creatures and that is something … Continue reading Human Dexterity…

Insight 3 — Personal Time… Doing Your Own Thing

This post is a continuation of the discernment period I recently spent on thought of where I go from here. I retired from the corporate world fifteen years ago and from my own business nine years ago. Since then I have struggled with my retirement years. ¬†Part of that struggle is due to the very different approaches to life between myself and my spouse. I … Continue reading Insight 3 — Personal Time… Doing Your Own Thing

Insight 1 — Waiting For Fate…

One thing that helped me during my recent¬†discernment period¬†was a book by Ernie Zelinski entitled: How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.¬†Ernie has written several very popular books about retirement. I don’t really know what drew me to this one but it was worth the effort as it addressed many of my concerns that¬†other books on retirement have¬†not. It seemed this book was mainly a … Continue reading Insight 1 — Waiting For Fate…

Just What Is Boredom….

I seem to talk about boredom pretty frequently on this blog but I have never tried to specify just what that means to me. So let’s do a little of that for this post. ¬†As usual we will go to Wikipedia; here are some bits and pieces: Boredom¬†is an¬†emotional¬†state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do… The first recorded use … Continue reading Just What Is Boredom….

Boredom, My Personal Journey …. Part 2

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This is a continuation of my previous post about boredom and apathy. In high school not much changed as far as a lack of a challenge. One of the things I did enjoy there was writing essays. That activity gave me free rein to say what I wanted and I always easily got A’s for my work. ¬†Unfortunately I was never guided toward an avocation that would have exercised that talent I definitely showed even in my early days.

After high school college came. That is where I came upon the first real challenges in thinking. ¬†Again I excelled in English Comp classes without much effort and the electrical engineering classes I took were challenging but not particularly enjoyable to me. That should have given me a clue that I was in the wrong major but being a naive farm kid that I was that just didn’t occur to me that I had options.

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Boredom, My Personal Journey — Part 1

Here are some words from a fellow blogger’s page that I kind of borrowed. ¬†Thanks Syd for the idea: York University professor John Eastwood explains that boredom is just ‚Äúwanting to, but being unable to engage in satisfying activity.‚Ä̬† He goes on to distinguish boredom from apathy. ¬†‚ÄúThe [bored] person is not engaged but wants to be. ¬†With apathy, he said, there is no urge … Continue reading Boredom, My Personal Journey — Part 1

The jobs are there, the education is not…

Source:¬†The jobs are there, the education is not ‚Äď USATODAY.com. This disparity has come to be known as the “skills gap” ‚ÄĒ the divide between the jobs American businesses need to fill and the jobs Americans are qualified to do. Research shows that approximately 90% of the jobs in the fastest-growing occupations in our economy require some level of postsecondary education and training. And 80 … Continue reading The jobs are there, the education is not…

Life is Mainly Little Steps…

  I like most people I guess, seem to go through my life concentrating mainly on the giant leaps. Getting my driver’s license, my first legal drink, the first job, getting married, retiring, etc, etc. These always seem to be things I am waiting for. But I have come to realize that by far most of life is the little steps. Those things we choose … Continue reading Life is Mainly Little Steps‚Ķ