In retirement, I look for days off from my days off.

City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).

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Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance.

City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).

In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential.

City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).

At retirement, switching from “I must” to “I want” leaves me puzzled and uneasy.

City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).

Our most important decisions are made while we are thinking about something else.

City Aphorisms (1985)