I am a leading edge Baby Boomer, born in 1946. As I look back at my life, I see a pattern of collecting and immersing myself in diverse experiences and ideas. I see myself as one who curates or collects. As I look forward, I will continue to do this as I am transforming retirement to be a joyous, productive and contributory part of life.
My work experiences have ranged from playing various roles in multiple non-profit organizations and churches, to managing a crime prevention program in the police department of a major city, to providing small business support services. I have gained appreciation for non-profit, government, and business sectors in the process.
I have been involved as a volunteer in a variety of faith-based efforts for social justice and social change, including most recently Timothy’s Gift, a prison outreach ministry to inmates in Florida and beyond.
Since leaving full-time employment about ten years ago, I have made two major relocations, and will do it again in 2017. I have moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Foothill Ranch, California to Nashville, Tennessee and am planning to go to the Long Beach, California area soon. I made the moves to be close to my only daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. I had never anticipated leaving Minneapolis, but the weather, terrain and cultural differences have provided great opportunities for learning and growth and I have gained precious relationships in the process.
I am building a platform and a community around transforming retirement based on my experiences and those of others, as well as gathering great ideas from books, magazines, etc. In a time of information proliferation and overwhelm, I find great value myself when someone pulls together great ideas and resources around a topic.
I look forward to connecting with people who also want to make retirement a joyous, productive and contributive part of life.