By my calculations, I have recently made it through “The Red Zone”. That is to say the 5 years before and after retirement. When I first heard of the red zone, I was 60 years old. Someone explained to me that the next 9 or 10 years would be the most defining in my life. […]Read more "28th. Post, February 16, 2019"
Happy 2019 everyone. I hope all is well with you. Did you make any resolutions this year? Is there anything you would like to do better? Many people look hopefully into the future with a clean slate. Or not. Some of us like things the way they are and have been. Change can be upsetting […]Read more "27th Post January 12, 2019"
I’m back. Thanks for hanging in there while I took some time off. My last post to Woody’s Words and Wit was Memorial Day. I hope you had a great summer and got to see the season change into a beautiful autumn array of color. I did some healing from hip surgery and a ruptured […]Read more "26th Post November 12, 2018"
Hi all, today is Memorial Day. It’s the first three-day weekend of the year. It’s picnics, hot dogs and burgers, softball games and frisbee toss, and much more. Today we honor those who served. Whether on a bloody beach, a terrifying jungle, mountainous wasteland or a sweltering desert, today we praise all our service men […]Read more "25th Post May 28th, 2018"
During His creation God did some great work. Some of his finest was this place we call the United States of America. First he laid out the area, then added mountains, great plains, deserts, lakes, valleys, and rivers. When He was finished He took a step back and made one final addition to the landscape. […]Read more "24th Post March 28th , 2018"
Congrats to me, I finally graduated. I had my last shoulder therapy session today. No more twice weekly torture. Now I am just responsible for strengthening old lefty. Some pain remains if I get too frisky with my workouts, but I can see the light, and it looks like the first tee on a warm […]Read more "23rd Post March 8th, 2018"
Can you say CABIN FEVER!!! We usually try to get south this time of year. Winter can be lovely up here, with the white fluffy snow, and all, but it can also feel like an eternity. With me still recovering from shoulder surgery, and both of us having our hips replaced soon, we are here […]Read more "22nd Post February 24th, 2018"
Did you watch the opening ceremonies in PyeongChang, South Korea? My wife and I thought they were quite stunning. I find it difficult to compare them to past openings. Each one is so different, and always has such grandiose displays. This year I was very impressed with the use of drones, to form immense figures, […]Read more "21st Post February 11, 2018"
Summer or winter? Not the season, the Olympics. Most of us have a favorite. Even though I have lived in the upper mid-west all my life, and have experienced plenty of ice, snow and freezing temperatures, I prefer the summer games. As a teen, I ran track in the warm months and competed in most […]Read more "20th Post January 29th, 2018"
He’s back. Hello everyone and happy playoff Sunday. I hope your team is in the hunt for the coveted Lombardi trophy. My Green Bay Packers went down in a ball of flames this year, so I decided to rout for the underdog Buffalo Bills. That lasted just 60 football minutes in round one, so who […]Read more "19th Post January 14th, 2018"