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Lisa Graff

Lisa Graff

Labor of love


Here we are again at the end of summer, Labor Day weekend, and for many people this marks the beginning of another school year. While I don’t plan to return to the classroom as a teacher, I’m celebrating my current classroom called Never Stop Learning.

What about this life called retirement? Has it brought you contentment, or does boredom too often knock on the window?

On a scrap of paper in my office is a quote from Milton Glaser, co-founder of New York Magazine, that reads, “One of the great lies of American culture is that at a certain age in your life, 65, you are ready to go to Florida and stare out the window. Where in the world did this idea come from?”

Published in Cape Gazette on September 4, 2022.

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