Retirement Time

Time to quit while this remains a ‘labor of love’

I published our first article on June 28, 2012. So much has happened during that time that it is, in hindsight, amazing that I kept it going until now. But, so far as the Appalachian Chronicle goes, it’s retirement time.

After nine years, it’s time to quit while this project remains a labor of love. The times have changed more than I am willing to. Sarah and I married in 1980. It has been quite a ride, and it is now time to enjoy the balance of our time together in retirement. And, when she boots me out the door, I’ll find a mysterious path in the woods to hike.

I thank every reader.

Peace,

Michael

7 comments

  1. Hello, Michael,
    I completely understand the need for rest and calm.
    Wishing you many more years of joy as you explore this new adventure (yes it is, lots to get used to).
    I will always remember the wonderful, inspirational revealing stories. I will let your sister, Mickey know when I see her at our class reunion what a joy it was to read your articles.
    Stay well, safe. Theresa
    ________________________________

  2. Thank you, Michael, for your faithful literary witness in these changing times. Blessings to you and your bride for the journey ahead. Peace, Marion

    On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 2:09 PM Appalachian Chronicle wrote:

    > Michael M. Barrick posted: ” Time to quit while this remains a ‘labor of > love’ I published our first article on June 28, 2012. So much has happened > during that time that it is, in hindsight, amazing that I kept it going > until now. But, so far as the Appalachian Chronicle goes, it” >

  3. Enjoyed your site the short time I’ve been on it. My RET/DAV/USA (husband of 31 yrs)
    passed in December, so go for it….brief and precious is life…
    Karen (Hawkins, Bishop) Barrett in central Fl, previous N.C.

  4. Thank you for the time, effort, insight & information you’ve provided on our beautiful Appalachian world. I wish you many happy years of woody, rocky rambles. Take care, M. J. Nase

  5. Thank you Michael for all the great pieces over the years. I hope that you find other pursuits of a different nature to enjoy. I can’t picture your taking to a rocking chair for long. Happy trails and peace and love.

  6. Michael, I first met you when you presented the Sacred Appalachia conference – so much has happened in our world, in our region, in everyone’s lives since then. I’ve enjoyed your blogs, and I wish you and your beloved all th best.

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