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Subject: [Leica] On retirement
From: lrzeitlin at (lrzeitlin at
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2014 23:03:26 -0500 (EST)

 Interviewer to retired professor: "What's the best thing about being 
Professor: "Every day is Saturday."
Interviewer: "Then, what's the worst thing about being retired?"
Professor: "Every day is Saturday."<<<<

VERY TRUE!? Retirement is a significant change in life style. You either 
adapt or it kills you. In 1995 I retired at the age of 65 from my 
Professorship at the City Univ. of New York because my accountant convinced 
me that with my retirement pay and Social Security I would make 
substantially more money than working full time. After half a year of having 
me underfoot my wife pleaded for me to do something, anything, to get me out 
of the house. The first thing we did was to buy a boat in Florida and sail 
it 1500 miles up the Atlantic Coast to our home in upstate NY. Then I wrote 
a dozen professional articles that I had always been meaning to write. A 
couple caught the attention of scholars and at the age of 70 I was offered a 
position as a guest Professor at the University of Wales-Bangor. We stayed 
in Wales for a couple of years until our son and daughter had weddings in 
the same year. The big secret of a happy retirement is to retire TO 
something rather than FROM something.? Now I write, serve as an art critic 
for several newspapers, take mediocre pictures, sail in the summers and XC 
ski in the winters, and shovel my long, long. long driveway after every 
snowstorm. My wife has few problems in that regard. She is a successful 
artist. Art has no age limits.
Larry Z

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