June 23, 2006
News & Opinion: During retirement: spend lots of money and eat even more bacon
Stanley Bing's name popped up in my Fortune preview last week. His subject: the glories of retirement.
In his typical Bing-way, he defines retirement as another job. He questions the practice of moving somewhere new, eating really, really sensibly and pursuing your hobbies 24/7. Since I can't claim his wit nor his humor in bullet-pointing what he said, I'll just point you over there and leave you with a quick feel for the piece. Stanley explains why older folks can be crabby:
If you do not, for some reason, eat delicious, greasy, fatty smoked meats, substitute a tempting portion of the worst food imaginable for you, and eat some of it every day. Old people are encouraged to eat reasonably. This ruins their lives and makes them irritable. I know I'm crusty when I don't get a big slab of meat when I want one.
Read some more of Stanley's retirement wisdom.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.