Welcome to Re-tireless. We are three retired women who are tired of the monotony of modern public discourse. Here you will find our unfiltered, unapologetic views, opinions, and musings on anything and everything. Read, share and come along for the ride! Click on any of the articles below to get started... Susan Newman … Continue reading What is Re-tireless?
[A tribute to our late friend, Frank] by Janet Ireton You came among us for a little while, Debonair, tall, with hair of burnished silver, Enthralling us with your soft, American drawl, Enlightening us with your wisdom and your wit, And then you left. Bound for warmer shores, Taking with you all you possessed, … Continue reading The Witness
by Janet Ireton As a child I cried When I forgot to put out My neighbour's bin, When paid sixpence to put it out and Bring it in again. You calmed my fears, You dried my tears. "It's okay." As an adult I shudder When the house alarm rings At an early morning hour. … Continue reading It’s okay
by Janet Ireton You caught me In your web, Enfolded me in your embrace. So slight a touch It seemed surreal. And I felt free, At Peace, At Ease, At One With all that is.
WATER’S EDGE by Linda Reale-Horvat The shimmering moon reflected an eerie glow on the water, in keeping with the frosty evening atmosphere and reflecting the coldness she felt to her inner bones. She ran, barefoot, across the frozen ground by the water’s edge, in fear for her life and uncertain of where she was headed. … Continue reading Linda’s Lips: a historical musing!
BEING by Janet Ireton When you asked me How I was In all I said What I really meant was I am And when you asked me How my family was The Truth is, The Wonder is, They are.
by Janet Ireton That Moment There was a moment When you did What needed to be done. You said What needed to be said. That moment Has passed now But I will remember it Because of you. (Dedicated to my daughter, Julie)
by Susan Newman Air travel has never been my favourite mode of transport. But it's a case of 'needs must'. In this day and age why is it not possible to simply park your car, hoist your luggage from the boot and walk straight onto a plane? You could scan your Garda Clearance Cert as … Continue reading The Wonders of Flying……Not!