One of my favourite watercolour painters
I left health care in 2017, as a result of having gotten a teaching certificate in 1970, I have gotten certified as a teacher. Its been a steep learning curve. Outline How to qualify Courses Cost/Benefit Jobs Time Chinese culture Tech support/.Zoom App Student assessment Lesson plans on line Lessons learned/surprises 1. How to qualify… Read More Reflections on Teaching English as a second language
This is my first Christmas on Hornby Island after past Christmases at Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica, Phoenix Ottawa and Vancouver. This will be a very different Christmas. This morning the power went out for the third time since I came in June. By now I have acquired both candles and the skills to start a… Read More Merry Christmas from Hornby Island
Background In the fall of 2017 the property management company for my condo passed a bylaw to ban rentals of less than one year. The property management company seemed to think there has been complaints about disruption of residents’ peace and quiet due to short term rentals. The ban includes rentals, home exchanges and rentals to home… Read More Condos that have passed by-laws against short term rentals… What can you do if you want to rent your condo out on a short term basis?
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)30837-7/fulltext?%7B$trackingTag%7D Documenting and reporting is the first step to change.
https://johnpweiss.com/blog/132146/is-being-a-full-time-creative-the-best-life-ever Artwork by Marine Beckwith.
http://blog.oxfordseminars.ca/our-grad-talks-about-tattooing-and-teaching-english-in-china/ For anyone thinking about a new career teaching English as a second language with low barriers to entry and opportunities for travel, this article tells you how to do it.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/health/unretirement-work-seniors.html?smid=tw-nythealth&smtyp=cur While trying to illustrate the post I searched for images in creative commons. I found three photos of people with grey hair who appeared in a work type setting out of the millions of images available. A shortage of visual representation in the media? Just a bit.
Ok lets start by reading about it. Here is a list of books recommended by another blogger Pat Doyle. You can click on the link to open the link in Amazon.com or other sites where I found the book. Designing Your Life.by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans., 4 star. Based on the Design Thinking approach… Read More A review of books about retirement.
New York Gallery exhibits only older artists.
When I retired from my job in health care in March 2017, I worried about what I was going to do with myself. This has been a busy year, busier than when I was working. And I didn’t need to worry about what I was going to do with myself. I first started out by reading some books… Read More Things I’ve learned about retirement
This weeks feature is about not taking retirement so seriously. Someone said to me recently that Boomers are so Ernest. John P Weiss switched careers from policeman to cartoonist… that is a pretty big leap but his cartoons won my heart. The theme of his musings is “What if“. He kindly agreed to let… Read More “What if” .. you turned yourself into a cartoonist.