If pressed for an opinion, I would say that I believe 2021 will be a better year for humanity than 2020 has been, based on a layman’s understanding of the current state of medical science, political and economic realities and human nature.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Have you ever noticed that, no matter how you spell the holiday known as The Festival of Lights, you need eight letters? I like to think of it as one letter per night, whether you prefer Chanukah or Hanukkah.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Thanksgiving arrives at a perfect time each year, just as the myriad of world religions gear up for their respective winter celebrations. Many consider it the perfect intersection of all great religious traditions; and depending on the topics in which your guests choose to engage, this holid…
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Death’s a funny thing. It can focus your mind, but it also can set your head spinning. It can even do both at the same time, as did to me over the weekend.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Two years ago, a team of filmmakers, artisans and technical wizards led by multi-Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit” trilogy, “King Kong” and much more) completed work on an astonishing documentary titled “They Shall Not Grow Old.”
Thursday, September 10, 2020
This year, the celebration of Selichot - the official “kickoff” for the High Holy Days – commences with sundown on Saturday, Sept. 12th. Jewish tradition instructs us to regard this time as a period of soul-searching and reflection, as we prepare for the solemnity of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Retirement from the U.S. Army didn’t seem to be in the cards for 45-year-old Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman.
Friday, July 10, 2020
Bob Cohn discusses why he'll never forget Carl Reiner's 1995 St. Louis Jewish Book Festival talk. Reiner died June 29 at age 98.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
The premise of my blog posts and of my books, Your Retirement Quest(coauthored with Keith Lawrence) and After the Cheering Stops, is that if you have a life plan for retirement, you greatly increase the odds of living the fulfilling retirement you have worked so hard to deserve.
Monday, October 01, 2018
When my friend and coauthor, Keith Lawrence, and I were doing the research for our book, Your Retirement Quest, we identified what we came to call, the “10 key elements of a fulfilling retirement.” Having read every retirement book we could get our hands on, having reviewed the retirement-re…
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Ann and I recently checked off a big bucket list item. Several years ago, we realized that we had visited 48 states together. We were only missing Hawaii and Idaho and put both on our bucket list. We immediately made plans to visit the islands and started doing the research for an Idaho t…
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
In my most recent Jewish Light blog post, “After the Cheering Stops,” I suggested that one way to think about creating a winning retirement is to reapply the approach athletes use to create a winning game plan.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
What do Baby Boomers and elite athletes have in common? Yes, they enjoy sports, albeit from a very different perspective. And they both retire from their careers. But one of the many things they do not have in common is the age at which they retire. Most boomers do so in their 50s, 60s, …
Friday, January 26, 2018
About 20 years ago, nearly five years before I retired, I began investigating what retirement might be like and what I could do to make it what I wanted it to be. My friend, Keith Lawrence, and I joined forces and were fortunate to learn enough to write our book, Your Retirement Quest, and …
Thursday, December 07, 2017
In a previous blog post, “Your Ideal Day,” I suggested that one good way to plan the non-financial aspects of your retirement is to identify what your ideal day would look like and then continually strive toward living that day. I also mentioned that in future posts, we’d look at adding the…
Friday, November 24, 2017
In my last blog post, “Your Ideal Day,” I suggested that one good way to plan the non-financial aspects of retirement is to identify what your ideal day would look like and then continually strive toward living that day. I also mentioned that in future posts, we’ll look at adding the concep…
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