Heading towards 65 this year—and it is a sobering number.
For most people, it is a time of reflection, of slowing down and enjoying grandchildren.
But not for me.
It seems like I am busier than I have ever been professionally. Running a local business and a national franchise business can be frenetic at times. And I love the action.
So, I will push my social security payments out until the very end and continue to do what I love to do.
No grandkids yet, but I recognized a long time ago this is in God’s hands, not mine. One thing I do know, if we were to be blessed in this area my wife Terri will be the greatest grandmother on earth.
For whatever time I have left, my goal is to stay relevant, to be caring and giving to others, and to set an example for my four daughters on how to navigate the swirling and sometimes treacherous waters of life.
And I do it without a life jacket—while continuing to enjoy the ride.
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P.S. Throughout our 11 year history, one of the things I am most proud of is the quality of writers that have and continue to contribute to our publications. I was thrilled when we were able to convince writers like the late Bill Lyon and the late Stan Hochman to join our staff. And of course our current writers do a wonderful job of telling the local stories we choose to appear within these pages.
With that said, I would like to welcome Paul Domowitch to the JerseyMan/PhillyMan stable of writers. I have known Paul since 1983, when he covered the Philadelphia Stars of the USFL for the Philadelphia Daily News. We hope you enjoy his article in this issue (Unforgettable), and in future issues of our magazine.