His disguise, no longer necessary, is a foreign newspaper cradled under his arm. No sunglasses or fake mustaches for him; he hides in plain sight.
Once he was somebody, a shooting star on a cloudless night. Now he’s just an old man who looks like someone people used to know.
Daniel Slaten writes short stories and poetry in small notebooks and on sticky notes.
When asked if I am retired I respond:
“Although I draw Social Security, I get up rested in the morning, I enjoy my work through the day, and I become tired.
“Next morning, I’m rested. Though I enjoy my work through the day, I become re-tired.
“That is my retirement.”
Larry Darnell worked as a Manufacturing Engineer, then in sales in different fields. Now he is working on a book titled How I Evolved From A Chicken Into An Eagle, along with various other projects. He doesn’t think of himself as being “retired”; he just has more freedom to choose what he does during the day.