I’m leaving in an hour for my first real golf game of the season – although I’ll be surprised if my friends and I make it past nines holes. The course we play closely resembles a stroll up Lombard Street in San Francisco. We arrive at a couple of the holes (after climbing rises so steep that we must push our carts ahead of us with arms practically over our heads) so winded that there’s actually a pause in the conversation.
Two years ago I decided that as a new retiree the next logical step was to take up golf. My game is pretty much unchanged from the first time I ever put a tee in the ground but I’ve gained two new friends and adventures that included New York’s Russian Tea Room; Boynton Beach, Florida; and a road trip to Venice, Florida.
Yesterday I “graduated” from a writing workshop I’ve been attending for the past two years. I began unsure of what I was doing there other than scouting for something else to fill my new-found retirement freedom. I met some more new friends there and I’ve now settled comfortably into the blog world, not to mention starting my third book. I’d say that venture was a success.
The latest news is that my first book, Earthly Needs is now available at Amazon in paperback. If War and Peace seems a bit too heavy to manage at the beach, this may be just the thing.