Being retired has made the solutions to Social Security personal – The News Herald


“Social Security is based on a principle … that you care about other people.”

- Noam Chomsky, American philosopher

Hello Downriver,


I haven’t mentioned it much, but in October I officially retired from full-time work.

Of course, some of you have felt I’ve been retired for a while, based on your comments concerning my opinions.

But that’s for another time.

What I’ve found thus far is, quite frankly, I don’t feel retired.

In fact, I don’t even know what retired means.

I suppose in large measure, it’s a matter of no longer having a regular weekly regimen that

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