Friday, January 12, 2018

Every Day is Different in Retirement

When I was working each day was a carbon copy of the one before.  I had to be a strict clock watcher to make my connections to trains.  Obviously, coping with train delays can really be a drag.  I also felt like a robot at work as I did the same job for 25 years.

In my short time as a retiree, I discovered that every day can present a new activity.  The first week was somewhat frustrating since it was bitterly cold with a snowstorm on Thursday.  I used my time to write an article for the Game Project in SABR (Society for American Baseball Research).  My plan was to step up my activity in this fine organization once my working days were over.  I have done quite a bit of reading over the past few weeks including books about Hillary Clinton, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and Roy Campanella.

My first experience with volunteering on Tuesday was disappointing as I stated in this Journal a few days ago.  I will have to look out for other opportunities that I feel would be more gratifying.

On Wednesday, I saw the movie The Darkest Hour which was about Winston Churchill in May 1940.  Since it was not at my local multiplex, I took the subway to Astoria and saw it at a theater complex there.

On Thursday I went to the Paley Center and viewed Part One of Ken Burn's Baseball series.  Since there are 9 parts to it, I will have to go there once a week until I have seen the entire series.

Today, I will add to the Wikipedia's entry on Cousin Bruce Morrow.  I actually noticed that the entry for him had no information on his early life.  I have his autobiography:

Cousin Brucie:  My Life in Rock 'n' Roll Radio

I will take information from there and add it to the Wikipedia.

No comments:

Personal-Journals blog