Category Archive: Retirement

An Engineer’s Journal: Interview in The City

January 13, 2005 It was my husband’s birthday. There was something surreal about driving north on the snow-covered NJ Turnpike with my mate of 38 years, en route to Manhattan for a meeting… Continue reading

An Engineer’s Journal (January 2012): Retirement Reflections Reconsidered

Seagull Perspective It was January, 2012.  When I look at this photograph I am transported back to that beautiful Santa Barbara beachfront resort, where we spent our pre-retirement weekend, replaying the events and… Continue reading

EOCH Echoes

🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓 It’s October 1962.  I’m swept back into the teenage milieu that molded my character; sitting in Mr. Yates’ music room at East Orange Catholic High School , rehearsing a quartet, “A Dream… Continue reading

Calendar Conundrum

Since I happily left corporate chaos behind eighteen months ago, my calendar, once overflowing with teleconferences, meetings, travel and ‘to-do’ deadlines, is now regularly sprinkled with doctor appointments, diagnostic procedures and preventative check-ups.… Continue reading

Bye-Bye, BCI Jo!

  Today, I am taking the plunge! After 18 months of ‘thinking about it’, today is the day that my first blog, “BCI Jo” (launched on the day of my retirement from the… Continue reading

Timing is Everything!

Timing is everything! Just minutes ahead of traffic, she would fly into the city.   She merged onto the interstate, conjuring up scenarios and ‘what-if’ responses:  If ‘He’ said ‘this’,  she’d say ‘that’.    If… Continue reading

Death and Transfiguration (and reflection)

The last strains of sunlight lingered in the corners, grasping every available point of refraction.  She slid her fingertips along the glass wondering if this was all there ever was. Or could be.… Continue reading


In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about retirement: I’m still learning! Trifextra challenge:Robert Frost one said, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life:… Continue reading

Retirement 101 (originally posted on June 7, 2012)

I am new to this retirement gig.   On March 6th, after 44 years, I happily said goodbye to the corporate world:   I said goodbye to the 2 hr. commute to Manhatten.… Continue reading

Let’s get this blog going….

Since my first post, I’ve struggled with just how to get this blog going.   The paradigm of publicly posting your thoughts and musings is new to me, though the notion of writing,… Continue reading

Hello world!

It’s the first day of June, and almost three months have passed since I happily retired from the working world, after nearly 45 years. Supposedly, now I will have time to do all… Continue reading

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