Since retirement, I have come to realize my of love of reading books. It has come as a surprise, but most of the influenced and excited desires to read has been my iPad.
I have been drawn from a moment of reading with the strongest desire to seek more information via the internet using my iPad. I have become a junkie to reading books, seeking online information about early American history beginning with Americas’s first colony in Virginia on through to World War ll.
Slavery and the Civil War, has become my main focus and online of researching for the past couple of weeks of the personal lives of slaves who gained their freedom and went on to write of their horrible existence while in bondage.
Most notably Solomon Northrup and Boston King two former slaves who were able to escape bondage and go on to write about their time in bondage and their fight to end slavery along side abolitionist of their time.
The following books I would recommend to discover more on this subject are “Someone Knows My Name” by Lawrence hill, “The Hemingses of Monticello” by Annette Gordon-Reed, “12 Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup, and “Slaves in the Family” by Edward Ball. These book provide a historical understanding of the horrors of slavery during the early years of American History.
Give reading a try and expand your knowledge and intellect with something that delights your fancy!
The best news for news services is the drama that can be caused when it reports information that instigates and involves their readers to weigh in on issues to voice their opinions using their personal sites along with Facebook, & Twitter hence keeping the excitement going and the readers reading their sites.
This makes for great banter and since every American has an opinion using their freedom of speech to voice their moment in the media, such as I.
I hope we look upon these situations as the “Duck Dynasty” media firestorm as a reminder to a time when elementary school children makes a negative comments and the adults suggest and recommend each person’s right to free of speech and to respect one another’s opinions.
Especially during this time of the year when we should be honoring each other good will and peace.
Writting about my new lifestyle as a retiree is inspiring and refreshing, however I also experience a sense of bewilderment at times as I settle into this new lifestyle. I have experience feelings that are simply unbelievable that I think I’m dreaminig.
I have come to accept the feelings and that at least when I awake, I know what to do in my retirement years. LOl!!!
Living a retirement life style.
A lot of people are simply are afraid of the prospect of retirement, and others look forward to this new stage of their lives as an exciting new adventure. Some prepared themselves for a life of hobbies, or life time projects they have put off until their retirement.
After four years adjusting to my retirement which I identify my current year as my senior year. I have had many adjustments to this new life style with much emotional turmoil and lots of contemplation of my past life. I have come to understand this is a complete lifestyle change similar to when I graduated high school.