First, I would like to acknowledge that I should have been dead a long time by now. I survived a horrific truck accident when I was 14. Thank you God. I survived several near drownings while surfing in waves way too big for my swimming skills. Thank you God. I survived cancer a couple of…

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The topic of this blog…Politics and retirement This is one man’s opinion and philosophy…just food for thought. I completely respect an opposing opinion. I vote. I stay current with the political scene. However, I am completely through trying to influence others to think and vote as I do. I am through working for campaigns. Not…

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So, yesterday I sat quietly in an office waiting room, surrounded by 12 year old kids, waiting to go in to have braces put onto my bottom teeth.  Got em on.  Walked out of there feeling quite out of place, but with the knowledge that I was doing what I always do…playing for the long…

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Ok…this is the confession of a degenerate gambler. For decades I have gambled large sums of money in casinos and card games all around the world. When I say “large sums” I remember (painfully) losing $10,000 in about a minute. Happily, I also had days where I won nearly $100,000 in one setting…and hit a…

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