Bob Lowry was a management consultant to hundreds of radio stations before retiring in 2001. He and his wife live in Scottsdale, Ariz.
He currently blogs at Satisfying Retirement, where he helps others create an exciting and productive life after work.
Articles from Bob Lowry
Aspire to Retire: Simple Sizing
May 17, 2013
Late in 2011 I wrote a post about frugality and retirement. In re-reading it recently the message remains important. I am going to take some of it and add some fresh thoughts for this post.I read the phrase, Simple Sizing, somewhere in the last few ... Read more »
If Life Were a Movie Review
May 3, 2013
The recent passing of movie critic Roger Ebert got me thinking one of my odd thoughts: what if our satisfying retirement was like a movie review? Others watched your life unfold and gave you two thumbs up, or down. Rotten Tomatoes gave you a 65 ... Read more »
Where is the Motivation?
April 26, 2013
A few years ago I started to teach myself guitar after realizing I missed making music. I've been surrounded by music my whole life but had stopped playing an instrument when I was seventeen. With college around the corner and my radio career already beginning ... Read more »
A Love Affair: Fredericksburg and Texas Hill Country RV Vacation
April 19, 2013
Tomorrow morning Betty, Bailey, and I leave Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country after six fabulous days. If the area wasn't 1,000 miles from family we might consider a move here for at least part of the year. The town and area have captured our ... Read more »
Report From The Road
April 12, 2013
A satisfying retirement greeting from Fort Stockton, Texas. Our first extended RV trip is well underway and we are still alive, speaking to each other, seeing new sights, and meeting new friends. Bailey has made the transition to RV dog without a hitch, except for ... Read more »
A Major Change After Three Decades
April 5, 2013
The desert is beautiful in its own way and I have come to appreciate it. The colors and smells after a rain are like no place else. For a few weeks the normally brown hillsides turn as green as a slope in Ireland after the ... Read more »
Cooking for Relaxation, Really?
March 29, 2013
This is a post I wrote about 18 months ago all about my first attempt to see if cooking was an interest I wanted to explore. Because most readers today were not part of the satisfying retirement family then, I thought you might enjoy my ... Read more »
Prison Ministry: What Does It Accomplish?
March 22, 2013
Based on comments left on other Satisfying Retirement posts I know there is continuing interest in the work I do for a local prison ministry organization. The world of prisons and inmates is one I only knew through movies, news stories, and "common knowledge" about ... Read more »