Guest column from a local reader
Buoyed by the favorable winds of fortuitous interest rates, depressed property values and tax credits from Uncle Sam, I confidently purchased my retirement condo in North Liberty. Some may prefer the warm sunshine and mild weather of Sacramento, Las Vegas or Fort Myers, but I made my choice based in part on reasonable property taxes, the assurance of my realtor that the weather was about the same here as those other places, and the epiphany that seasons frame the passage of time, each season, each day a new gift.
Though semi retired, I am ever open to sitting on corporate boards, blindly supporting the whims of the CEO for a vast annual salary, or to any other highly coveted consultant position that may be available. A wise friend once told me that there are several common euphemisms appropriate for minimizing periods of accomplishment stagnation that vary with stages of life. During the third and fourth year of junior college, for example, I happily told my relatives that I was a \student