My Relationship is Over!

Getting Around – It Was Easy Then    There was a time when I really enjoyed riding motorcycles here in the Philippines. Actually, I still do. It is the easiest and quickest way to get around… when it is not raining. Though it is not necessarily the safest. There is nary a day goes by […]

No Dr.’s Appointment – No Complaints!

Around the world, there seems to be no shortage of complaints when it comes to health care providers, customer service, and complaints surrounding appointments and waiting times to see your doctor. Generally speaking, in the U.S. anyway, if you want to see a specific doctor, you usually need to make an appointment. Like many others, […]

Impending Danger on Philippine Streets

There are dangers lurking, waiting to claim the next victim, and I warned them! Today I finished working on the yard outside our  compound and while sitting down to rest, I took in  and enjoyed all the children playing on the street.  Until some would ride their bikes past me (with some  three and four […]

Our First 30 Days in Samar

Posting this in retrospect, we have now been in the Philippines for just over 30 days. A few days ago, I asked my wife “when does retirement begin?” and she responded “I think at this rate, never!” I will explain…since being here, there has been no laying around in some beach side hammock spread between […]

[Before Paradise] My Resignation!

This was my resignation posted on my Active Rain ( http://activerain.com website for real estate professionals) Page! After a productive 12 years in real estate, I have made the difficult decision to retire again. During my short but fulfilling second career, I have enjoyed some really good times in real estate, and like many others, […]