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May 7, 2020

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Not ready to retire

Growing up on a small farm in the country, my life plan was to get an education and see the world. It worked out well—just not how I thought it would. When I called it quits after 41 years of working for the same company, I wasn’t throwing myself into a black hole of the unknown. I never thought of calling it “full retirement” because that wasn’t in my plan. My years as reporter, editor and bureau chief at The Chronicle Herald afforded me a world of experiences and a wealth of contacts, all useful in the years to come. I started in the newspaper business more out of desperation than by design. I had my sights set on university after high school, but with an unfavorable climate at home I decided to leave the farm. I spent the summer with a friend in Halifax, picking up odd jobs. Money was scarce so I

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