My name is John Wyckoff.

I retired from my career job with IBM over 30 years ago. Now at 83 years of age, I am still working as a self-employed owner of two businesses.

I grew up in Springfield, NJ where I attended elementary school in the 1940’s and high school and college in the 1950’s. Being, 5 to 15 years after WWII, it was a peaceful time. My family was not farmers, but I grew up in a farming area. As kids our days after school were spent outdoors playing all kinds of activities; mostly sports, with neighborhood friends.

This blog will not only be serious, but will also provide FUN reading by frequently sharing short “Human Interest Stories”. These stories will address interesting, funny and lucky events experienced throughout my lifetime.

Much of my blog content and other information will also be available as videos on YouTube and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

I have recently started creating podcasts of my blogs and videos. It is my intention to make all of my blog postings available as Podcasts. These podcasts will be available on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Check them out periodically!

Certain products and links to those products on this site will earn an affiliate commission for any purchases you make. My goal with the blog is, by sharing my experiences, to help educate you on the possibilities that exist for retirees in practically any field, but please understand I will be making some income from affiliates. See Affiliate Disclaimer.

I’m not all work; I enjoy playing golf and exercise regularly. In addition, my wife and I spend time with our family, travel a few times a year and eat out frequently.

Stay active, have fun and don’t let yourself to become a “Couch Potato”!