As Bob Dylan and Clint Eastwood have discovered, life doesn’t end at sixty. It can be the beginning of a new journey. Thus far, the journey has been marked by many challenges. I’ve had to think on my feet and make decisions that I probably could not have made a few years ago. I’m hoping that we’ll get through these difficult times. But things are quite different from life in America, there is no safety net here.

But despite the challenges, I’ve discovered something about myself and the world. The Philippines is a typical developing country, but there is a lot to learn from their lifestyles that is good. Similarly, there is a lot that they also could learn from America that is good. With any luck, ‘my’ children will benefit from the best of both worlds.

Challenging? Definitely. Impossible? No. There are no guarantees. But as Clint Eastwood once said, “If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.”  I guess the point is, don’t be afraid to live life. I’m not advocating that you pick up your things and move abroad. That lifestyle is not for everyone. But if you’re over sixty, you owe it to yourself to live a life worth living.