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Retirement Insights and Reflections

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Welcome to my retirement website, where I share some insights about transitioning from a busy legal career to full-time retirement. Just like navigating a winding road on a bicycle, it helps to lean into the twists and turns of the landscape.

Three key guideposts that emerged are: keeping fit, exploring new activities with passion, and remaining curious.

Each individual's journey is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. If retirement holds little or no attraction, continuing to work may be the best fit. There is nothing wrong with riding into the sunset with your boots on. It worked for my father.

Reflecting on my own situation, I first grappled with finances, managing unstructured time, and adjusting to a new identity apart from my profession. Despite these challenges, a siren's call to explore new horizons ultimately led me to leave my career behind.

During my professional life, I delved into diverse areas such as corporate law practice with a prominent Silicon Valley firm, criminal defense and immigration law as a sole practitioner, and even developing innovative online solutions for efiling and Internet security. (For more information about my professional life, please visit this LinkedIn page).

As I began retirement, I embraced new passions such as Tai Chi, visual arts, writing, and culinary pursuits which not only enriched my life but also opened doors to unexpected adventures and accomplishments. After several years of Tai Chi classes, and many hours of practice, I entered Senior Olympics competitions and won gold medals. As I continue to age, I find that the benefits of time and energy invested in Tai Chi are unparalleled.

Simultaneously, I ventured into the realms of visual arts and writing, both of which I had never before tried or imagined myself doing. Through dedicated effort and increasing mastery, I published a number of memoirs and childrens' books, and produced a curated body of artwork, generated predominantly through use of computers. Additionally I spent considerable time in 2023 experimenting with generative AI to create images and to improve attempts at fictional writing.

Currently I am writing a series of historical novels based on true life events from 19th century southern Arizona history.

Cooking has become a recent passion, seamlessly blending an early childhood love for chemistry with a recently discovered joy of savoring the rewards.

Retirement has been enriched by the loving companionship of my wife, Harriet. We happily spend a great deal of time together, walking several miles each morning and doing many things together and we enjoy doing things with and for our children and grandchildren.

As a reader, I enjoy many different genres, and particularly historical fiction, Westerns, and science fiction.

I also reserve time for hiking in the desert, which is a source of great inspiration and renewal.

Recently, curiosity led me to explore scientific advancements aimed at enhancing longevity and quality of life. Under medically supervised experimentation with Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN), I have experienced remarkable results that have piqued an interest in sharing the benefits with others.

I hope to inspire and offer insights to others embarking on their own retirement or contemplating the possibilities that lie ahead, remembering that each individual's path is unique, and filled with opportunities for growth, exploration, and fulfillment.

Do you have retirement accomplishments, goals, or insights that you are willing to share? Or concerns about retiring you could use help with? Please send me a private email and become part of an ongoing discussion. Until then, happy cycling to retirement!

Retirement Writing Activities

Children’s books, 2 in English, 1 in Spanish
2 Memoirs
Short story

Art Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition Johrei Institute
Tucson, Arizona

Featured Artist Tohono Chul "Water" Exhibition
Tucson, Arizona

Tai Chi Competitions

Gold Medalist
Senior Olympics
Phoenix, Arizona