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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Joined: 25 January 2005
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 5209
Posted: 07 July 2022 at 2:07am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

As mentioned by others, I would say you are not retired,
and more on a hiatus.

As you wrote "I haven’t lost the desire to create. My
brain still bubbles.
It’s the impetus to spend my days hunched over the
drawing board that has dwindled. Again.", maybe you just
need to find another way to express your art and your

Sometime, just changing the canvas and the surrounding.
Go away from the drawing table, take an iPad and go do
some "doodling" in a café...
Maybe it can be an even more conventional canvas to try
your luck at watercolors or acrylics. And it doesn't
matter if you are colorblind or not. This is part of who
you are and you should embrace it. If that scares you,
just paint with Black, Gray and white paints and do some
"Noir" atmosphere paintings.

And when this break has served this purpose to recharge
yourself, I am pretty sure you will naturally come back
to the drawing table.

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John Byrne

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Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 02 August 2022 at 12:16pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Well, after several YEARS of government gyrations, my Social Security payments have finally started. Maybe that means this really IS retirement.
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Giorgos Goumas
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Joined: 05 June 2005
Location: Greece
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Posted: 02 August 2022 at 1:12pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

It always amazes me that the retirement pensions here take a long and variable time. I never understood the delay in giving the pension to people in a decent fixed time period, especially with all the help from the computer processing that they have for many years now. So many people need it to live decent.
To say the truth, I was expecting it to work faster in countries like USA!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 02 August 2022 at 1:54pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Curious part of this is that the people at SS finally noticed a backlog of unsent payments was building up, so they called to make sure I was me and to find out the actual number of my account so they could send those electronic payments. (Sounds like a Nigerian prince should be involved somewhere, doesn’t it?)

Anyway, the point is the government caught and corrected its own mistake. Who’da thunk?

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Andrew Bitner
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Joined: 01 June 2004
Location: United States
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Posted: 02 August 2022 at 3:06pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Hopefully it's a nice windfall, JB.
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Phil Kreisel
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Location: Canada
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Posted: 02 August 2022 at 10:13pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

JB, if I can ask (without getting into too much specifics), if the US gov't goes backwards, does the new social security funds impact previous tax years?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 02 August 2022 at 10:30pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Taxes are in the year the money is paid.
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