Wish Me Luck!

By | 2017-04-04T05:48:34+00:00 October 20th, 2010|Career Change|

After months of reflection and searching, d'blank settles on a new life plan... Dear Coach Lou:  Well Lou, I have a plan. I know the original idea was to have a plan by next Spring, but I knew what I wanted to do, I'd given it careful consideration, and it just seemed pointless to wait

Left to Fend for Myself

By | 2017-04-04T05:48:45+00:00 September 20th, 2010|Career Change|

d'blank is on his own while Coach Lou tours Europe Dear Readers: As regular readers may know, Coach Lou has taken off for a leisurely tour of Europe with her husband, Coach Andy, leaving poor me here to stew in my own juices while she drinks cappuccino and looks at old paintings. Really. Some people are

Look Homeward Angel

By | 2017-04-04T05:48:57+00:00 September 9th, 2010|Career Change|

Fun in Warren Dear Coach Lou:   Well, the pace is picking up. I got back from Warren yesterday and leave for Florida tomorrow. I was heartened by your view last time that I'm making some kind of Life 3.0 progress as I ping-pong from place to place. There does seem to be some kind of

Another Way of Life

By | 2017-04-04T05:49:10+00:00 August 28th, 2010|Career Change|

Vermont Lifestyle Dear Coach Lou:   Well I've been so intently goofing off the past couple of weeks that I've got a lot of catching up to do. I traveled to the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont to visit my friends McRik, Dr. Green and their wives, the lovely and vivacious Gonzales sisters, and about ten of

A Journey to the Northeast Kingdom

By | 2017-04-04T05:49:22+00:00 August 16th, 2010|Career Change|

Hoping to Learn a Thing or Two Dear Coach Lou: Those were some good ideas last time Lou. I'm going to spend a week in Warren at the end of the month and I'll start asking some more pointed questions while I'm there. Did you see the comments from our old friends Melanie and John

Can You Really Never Go Home Again?

By | 2017-04-04T05:49:31+00:00 August 6th, 2010|Career Change|

Don't Forget the Motor City Dear Coach Lou:   When people ask me where I live these days, I usually reply, "In my car." I just got back from a four day road trip with my daughter, from Massachusetts to Detroit, where she started a new job last week. She just graduated from business school and

Maybe I Should Just Go with My Gut?

By | 2017-04-04T05:49:45+00:00 July 22nd, 2010|Career Change|

Ruminations on the relevance of Blink!, Chile, and Moby Dick to midlife transition Dear Coach Lou:  How are you my friend? It has been a while. When last we spoke I vowed to cut back on my activities for the summer, with the exception of daydreaming, to which I promised to devote extra time. You

Gone Fishin’

By | 2017-04-04T05:49:58+00:00 July 12th, 2010|Career Change|

Even retirees need some time off... Dear Followers of Life 3.0:  Coach Lou has assured me that even though I am retired I am still entitled to a vacation, so I am hanging up my "Gone Fishin'" sign this week.  I’ll be doing a lot of traveling in the next few months, in addition to

The Creativity of Daydreaming

By | 2017-04-04T05:50:11+00:00 July 2nd, 2010|Career Change|

The New York Times Tricks Me Into "Visualizing" Dear Coach Lou:  Well, if you ever want to leave a place without regrets I recommend that you arrange for the temperature to hover in the mid-90s with similar humidity levels for the last 3-4 days of packing, and let it peak on the day you are

Nothing = Something?

By | 2017-04-04T05:50:23+00:00 June 22nd, 2010|Career Change|

The Importance of Staying In The Present Dear Coach Lou, Oh man Lou, I got nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I've barely thought about Life 3.0 this week. All I've thought about are how many more boxes we need and how to pack so we can get some stuff out of storage easier than some other