Entries by Neil Hiltunen

Get the Most Out of Retirement

Get the Most Out of Retirement, by Sally Balch Hurme, American Bar Association, Chicago, 2017  Packed with useful information and check lists, this is a practical, thorough, and easy to use guide for planning virtually all aspects of retirement.

When I’m 64

Sounds sort of musical doesn’t it? Our view of the future often includes dates for events and achieving goals. These dates are arbitrary, calculated, or out of our control. We may retire because we’re “supposed to”, not for any well-thought out reason. The more we focus on a particular date, the more it takes on […]

High Performance Habit

High Performance Habits, by Brendon Burchard, Hay House, Inc. 2017, The author identifies and simplifies actionable behaviors to help anyone achieve their higher and best purposes. The six areas are: clarity of mission, energy to achieve, a sense of necessity, being massively productive, developing influence through networking, and having the courage to act. These valuable […]

The Sociopath Next Door

The Sociopath Next Door, by Martha Stout , Ph.D., MJF Books, New York, NY 2005. As dentists we need to be aware of the characteristics of sociopaths, not only as patients but also as employees or associates/partners who may manipulate us or steal from us. Sociopaths have no conscience and feel that they can do […]

Killing Sacred Cows

Killing Sacred Cows, by Garrett B. Gunderson with Stephen Palmer, Greenleaf Book Group, LLC, Austin, TX, 2008.  The ideas in this book make us reconsider our paradigms about investing.  The ever-present advice to sock away money into 401-k plans seems to be useful mostly to the financial industry, allowing that industry to use vast sums […]

Life After Dentistry, 9th Annual Meeting,

Summary of 9th Annual Meeting October 27, 2017 Alan Roadburg, PhD Life After Dentistry, Making it Happen Thanks to Dr. Mickey Goldin for all the photos on this page. As a social gerontologist, Alan Roadburg is uniquely qualified to guide us in our exploration of this new stage in our lives as he has lifetime […]

Teeth, by Mary Otto

Teeth, The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, by Mary Otto, The New Press, NY, 2017. In a matter –of-fact analysis of the delivery of dental care in America, Mary Otto presents the tapestry of how history, and social and economic factors are interwoven in today’s fabric of oral […]

Stonemasons Retire 4

Stonemasons 4          This will be the last of our Stone Masons’ Story. We have presented many issues and situations to think about that can influence all of us at this stage of our lives. Retiring is the freedom to go in any direction depending on how we think, plan, and communicate. “Mindsets are not […]

Stone Masons Retire 3

Stonemasons Retire III (a Few Years Later) This continuing story is about maintaining the same mindsets when entering the retiring phase of life.  None of our workers looked around to seek or understand the changes they were facing. Of course, these scenarios are fiction and can take unlimited different pathways.  Each of the pathways of […]