Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

Retirement Practice: Observations from a Day Off from Work

There is a whole world I rarely see

I have been working most of my life, beginning in 1974 at the age of 16. I’m one of those people who rarely calls in sick and always shows up on time. It is a rare day I leave work early. I worked cleaning cottages and in a bakery when I was in high school. I spent three years in the Army, and another two…

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John Egelkrout

I am a teacher in an inner-city alternative school and work a small hobby farm with my wife. I write about politics, education, and social issues.