Last Call

Last Call

Retirement

By From the April 2009 issue

The notice from Uncle Sam arrived the other day: “Welcome to the Federal Employees Retirement System. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management thanks you for your years of public service and the contributions you have made to America.…We are here to serve you and wish you a long and fulfilling retirement.”

“Retirement”—that’s for old people, isn’t it? How strange that it should now apply to me, a man in the prime of life, hardly into middle age—with just a hint of gray here and there, a barely noticeable bald spot, and an appealingly cherubic-looking double chin! Still, I suppose retirement is one of those milestones on life’s rocky road that call for a bit of reflection, so here goes:

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Lincoln at 200

By From the March 2009 issue

He saved the Union, increased the sum total of freedom, advanced the very concept of democracy in the United States and the world.
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Mr. Perfect

By 1.14.09

Now that the mighty New York Giants have fallen, a look back at the team they kept from achieving immortality.
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