Richard Cranium, I like that.A shorter list would be what I haven’t changed my mind about.
Unlike a lot of people who get more closed minded in their old age, I’m actually finding myself more open minded. Maybe because I was such a closed minded Richard Cranium in my youth.
If my mind was changed in any way on retirement, it's that it's even more awesome than I anticipated.The big change is that I now understand that it’s not the guitar. I’ve learned to get the most from my gear. That’s big.
Subtle differences matter. I’ve modified gear but only to the extent that it doesn’t meet my needs.
Modern country doesn’t suck but it’s not for me, at least not for me to play. A 71 year old guy sounds idiotic singing, “Let’s get drunk and hook up in the back of my truck”.
Being possible doesn’t make it probable, or even desirable.
The extremes don’t meet up on the other side, no matter what non-Euclidean geometries may suggest.
Quantum mechanics makes no allowance for time.
A Gretsch I’ve been fighting with for more than 10 years is like my wife. It’s actually pretty good on its own terms.
Retirement is the best thing that’s ever happened to me and it came at exactly the right time.