This is what slow retirement looks like

Monday, June 1, 2015

Meet Ginny. Ginny is one of the happiest people I know. Every day is sunny. A smile never leaves her face. She’s always on the go and in demand….

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Eventually you realize that plans are pointless

Monday, September 29, 2014

The older I get the more I become convinced that plans are pointless. As soon as you put pen to paper and outline a plan, something unexpected happens….

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Retirement is just another step in life’s journey

Monday, August 18, 2014

When Guy Johnson retired he was lost. He had been a mid-level tax manager at Unilever, the huge consumer products company.  He had an active professional and social…

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The new job calculus: where you live trumps where you work

Monday, August 11, 2014

Historically, our job determined where we lived. It often started with college.  Get into the best school we could and off we went.  Then, once we graduated, we…

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It’s time we embrace a four-day workweek

Monday, August 4, 2014

Work has been on our mind a lot lately at Slow HQ. As privileged as I am to be able to spend my days conducting research (i.e., napping)…

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There’s no place like home!

Monday, July 14, 2014

It’s rare that an individual has the power and the charisma to hold an industry in their thrall.  Such was the case over the past couple of weeks…

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What happens when your brain is full

Monday, March 24, 2014

I never expected this.  It was like a random thunderbolt from Zeus. I spend my days scouring the internet for information about slow living so that you don’t…

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Book Review: The Blue Zones

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In January 2000, Dr. Michel Poulain, a Belgian demographer who had spent 15 years studying pockets of long-lived people around the world, traveled to Sardinia off the west…

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Mind the gap

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pam and I are quickly becoming a couple of a certain age.  Too young to retire.  Too old to set the world on fire. At the same time…

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