Author Archives: bethc1959

 Growing up – then and now.

This is a subject that has probably been talked about many times here, so if that’s the case, forgive me, as a newbie, for rehashing it. I grew up in West Yorkshire, England, in the 70s. I remember my favorite TV shows such as Alias Smith and Jones, Starsky and Hutch, Randall and Hopkirk and […]

 An unexpected retirement.

When I took early retirement at the end of 2015, a lot of uncertainty lay ahead. I had decided what I wanted to do, but was it the right thing? My family, friends and colleagues thought I was crazy, or brave, or incredibly fortunate. I don’t ┬áthink I was any of those things. In February […]