Can I Just Eat The Pizza?

Just about every day during the week is starting to feel like Saturday, although occasionally I still get pangs of guilt for not being at work. I used to focus on the psychiatric core competency pizza. Now I actually make the pizza and we just eat it. We sometimes talk about the “retirement home.” That … Continue reading Can I Just Eat The Pizza?

Bicycles For Boomers?

In phased retirement it can be challenging to find ways to get enough exercise. Until recently I used to run all over the hospital and climb a lot of stairs every day as a consulting psychiatrist. Sena and I are kicking around some ideas. Well, let's put it bluntly--Sena has some ideas and she's kicking me … Continue reading Bicycles For Boomers?

Maxims And Birdhouses

For the past day or two I've been trying to remember who wrote an article with the word "maxims" in the title. I finally recalled "Simone's Maxims." The full title is "Understanding Academic Medical Centers: Simone's Maxims." I don't recall how or why I first found this paper about the academic medical organizational culture by … Continue reading Maxims And Birdhouses

The Geezer Goes Up On The Roof

This post is on Friday the 13th, but the events happened yesterday--so as not to tempt fate. Because the snow pile in the back yard was diminished almost to nothing, it was time for me to do some real work. This involved some tree trimming--from up on the roof. No images or videos were taken … Continue reading The Geezer Goes Up On The Roof


I decided not to renew my membership in the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) this year. Today I received formal notice of membership cancellation, along with an exit survey which felt more like a personal letter promising to welcome me back if only I would change my mind. I remember first becoming a member at … Continue reading Remember

Watch Out; Geezer In The Yard!

We're just getting out from under a spring snowfall. There is a small pile left in the back yard, typical for my shoveling style. I just throw it over the porch rail, creating a mountain which takes a while to melt. Just let me know if you want printed instructions on the technique. I don't … Continue reading Watch Out; Geezer In The Yard!

Career Transitions: Quitting My Day Job

A few of us in phased retirement were invited to present our perspectives on it at a meeting this fall. The title is "Career Transitions: preparing for life without a day job." Quitting your day job doesn't make you a quitter by any means. Speakers will cover financial topics, staying engaged after retirement, pitfalls to … Continue reading Career Transitions: Quitting My Day Job