For the Boomers - Did Travis McGee Have It Right All Along?

For the Boomers - Did Travis McGee Have It Right All Along?

My dad turned me on to Travis McGee when I was in the army.  This was probably natural since he discovered McGee while he was in the navy during the Viet Nam war.   

Author John D. MacDonald’s most famous character, Travis McGee, resided in Ft. Lauderdale on a houseboat aptly named the Busted Flush which he won in a poker game.  McGee called himself a “salvage consultant” wherein he recovered stolen or swindled items for a victim, keeping half of the recovered item’s value for himself.  In the purest sense, he was an entrepreneur, working for himself and taking only the clients he wanted.

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Tomorrow, you’ll be 44 …

Tomorrow, you’ll be 44 …

I met my daughter, Sarah, for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, The Manito Tap House.  Occasionally, we meet for a meal or coffee to catch up on the latest in her life.  Sarah is young and busy so getting time with her is precious.

She’s learned to accept that whenever we’re together I’m going to impart some wisdom on her.  The topics range from finances to education to general life advice.

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