Hi, I’m Carol and I’m retired. Now without thinking, does your mind immediately picture someone ancient and befuddled, physically and mentally in decline? That’s one of the ageist stereotype applied to retirees; people worn out, dried up and a burden on society.
Just so you know I’m an active 59 years old, work out four times a week, and I just finished writing my first book.
Granted I retired early, adding one more to the 8,000 baby boomers who, starting in 2011, retire every single day. People who on average will live 20 to 30 years past retirement age.
Lake Effect essayist Korinthia Klein describes her feelings on the theft of a rare Stradivarius violin in Milwaukee.
Last Monday’s assault on the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster Frank Almond and the theft of his one of a kind violin, the Lipinski Stradivarius, has rocked Milwaukee and the rest of the world.
It seems sometimes that winter is the season when death is most around us. Lake Effect essayist George Berdes notices that notion:
There is something at once depressing and compelling about the approaching death that we know as winter.
Leaves ‑‑ green and trembling with the excitement of life such a short time ago, now lay prostate…brown and decaying. Wildlife has retreated to darkened caves…tombs really. The day’s light is sullen, short.
Lake Effect essayist Art Cyr offers his thoughts on the world economy.
"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, Vice President in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.