“Here’s what I have learned. If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first.”
With tongue only partially in cheek, Dave is still dispensing his unique brand of observation and wit. He could pass for a learned Rebbe, a Sufi scholar, or a slightly crabby hermit these days, though I see him more as symbolic of those of our generation who’ve torn up the blueprint for retirement.
These days I find myself drawn to a Tallis that’s a bit different than the one in which I was formerly enveloped. Raymond Tallis to be precise, a retired physician and clinical neuroscientist who has been writing full-time for the past eleven years. Despite the fact that I am still working now as many hours in the practice I owned for 32 years as I did when I paid the bills, people wish we well in “retirement” because they’ve heard that we sold the practice. Though my circumstances may have changed, I am far from retired in any conventional sense of the word. I confess however to a bit of Tallis envy.