The Trouser Rollers: Growing old gratefully - gracefully - as they follow their dreams into old age


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Ideas for Living

  • Instead of watching TV, watch KarmaTube - short videos about people doing wonderful things.
  • Make microloans to people in third-world countries for family gifts.
  • Read about some good news happening today in the world.
  • Respond to difficult situations with creative acts of kindness.
  • Enjoy the Story of Stuff. Watch this 20-minute video with your dear ones.

Wisdom 4 Today

"When you think you have the answer, you lose the capacity to hear.." Read more of Bill's Wisdom...


More About Us

Join this retired couple cruising by land and sea.

See how they fare in their old age.

Glean lessons from their experience.

Enjoy their website - a living breathing virtual filing cabinet.

Who are we?

We began our sixties as full-time working stiffs. We cleared the hump of life and watched retirement approach; with it, the grave came inching into view. Time was flying. In 2000 we screwed up our courage, covered our eyes, and leapt into the cruising life. We disposed of our belongings and moved into Callipygia, a Tayana 37' cutter-rigged sailboat. In 2004, after 7,500 miles cruising to eighteen countries, we swallowed the hook and took up RV'ing. In the next 4 years we travelled over 50,000 miles covering much of the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Then, much as we loved roaming in the natural environment and were happiest living in a small space unencumbered by much stuff, we increasingly missed being anchored in a community. And so, in 2008 we made the transition to settle down for our remaining years in Juneau, AK. Read more about us....

What's Happening Today

We've loving Juneau, AK, and very happy with our choice of community. It's a wonderful place, off the beaten path and the better for it. We keep up with friends on Facebook and write about our doings in the Juneau Journal.

We look forward to visits by our dear ones - if you're thinking about a visit, see Planning a Visit to Juneau for some things to consider.

Current Readings

The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker by Tim Gallagher. The story of the obsessive quest to find the ivory-billed woodpecker, previously thought to be extinct. [ISBN-13: 978-0618709410]

Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Comanies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs by Melody Petersen. Plenty of reasons not to take prescription drugs. [ISBN-13: 978-0374228279]

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart. An expatriate in Paris writes a witty and fascinating account of finding a piano and relearning how to play. [ISBN-13: 978-0375758621]

The Political Mind by George Lakoff. How different brains see a different view of the world. [ISBN-13: 978-0670019274]

See our complete reading list....



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