"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement" is the title of an article I wrote back in 2006 for the NEW MEANS News, the monthly newsletter of the financial planning practice I ran at that time. It's also the story of pretty much everyone's life, including mine. The latest funny thing - funny ha ha, funny strange, funny unexpected - to have befallen me is a powerful urge to write again. After a several year hiatus from writing, a confluence of serendipitous recent events brings me to this keyboard today to write this piece.
It might be more accurate to say "On the Road Still." You see, I've recently realized that I'm just not happy unless I'm en route to somewhere, either literally or figuratively, and not necessarily in a straight line. As comic Tracey Morgan put it in his post-car accident interview with Barbara Walters, happiness is "having something to look forward to."