On the fateful day when we transition from being an employee to being a retiree, we'd better have the cushion of connectivity to pad our days, or run the risk of getting marginalized and falling out of touch.
The meddlers: Listen to these people, but the trick is to not allow them to control you or make your decisions for you. You might smile appreciatively, but keep the steering wheel firmly in your own hands.
Five years ago this month, a young girl from Los Angeles called me from state custody and simply asked, "Can you help me?" Four years earlier, at 13-years-old, her older sister had handed her over to a pimp.