My thoughts strayed to retirement around 2001 when I turned 50. Remember “Freedom 55”?  That is age telling.  It refers to an ad campaign initiated in 1989.   My “Freedom 55” but evolved way beyond the original concept. Sixteen years have passed since I dreamed of retirement and aging has become an exciting journey for me and something that keeps me busy and active. Here I want to share some of my experiences and perhaps give some insight, inspiration, or simply save you a few dollars. All the best!

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  • Keeping the Heart Unwrinkled


Wild Pink & Spiny Scallops in a Creamy Tomato Fennel Pho Broth with Smoked Albacore Tuna and Black Oyster Mushrooms

This is one of those special moments, a recipe to look forward to. It uses sustainably caught seafood and is a blend of worldly flavors thoughtfully placed together in a memorable fashion. This recipe was recently sent to us by Mike Levitt, a Skipper Otto member in Vancouver. In Mike’s words, “wow, wow, wow! Those …