Thursday, April 23, 2015

What''s Next

In the very near future I may be moving with my daughter and son-in-law to a small town which is almost an hour away from my job as a school bus driver, so I’m thinking about retiring.

Hold on now, I did say “thinking.” Despite dreaming about retirement for years, I don’t want to rush into it. (Okay, so I am going to be 74  this summer, so what?) When I dream about retiring, what I dream about  is reading, writing, walking and meditating – those four things and nothing else. But then I worry if they will be enough. And then again, maybe they will be since there are already over two dozen books on my reading list including  –

Touching My Father’s Soul by Jamling Tenzing Norgay
Ear of the Heart by Mother Dolores Hart
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Last Train from Memphis by Peter Guralnick
Careless Love by Peter Guralnick
A Grief Observed by CSLewis
So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan
The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Handling the Truth by Beth Kephart
Paula by Isabel Allende
The Self Aware Universe by Amit Goswani
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Rilke’s Book of Hours
Life After Death by Deepak Chopra
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Quiet by Susan Cain         
Losing My Mind by Thomas DeBaggio

Okay, enough! You get the idea. Besides reading I will be working on my second book and I already have an idea for my third.

So listen, do you think that's enough to keep me busy for the next dozen years or so? If not, I look forward to reading any book you may want to recommend in the comments.

My memoir, Dear Elvis, is available at

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