OPM Disability Retirement: Life at the Apex

Life is on a spectrum variable; instead, we tend to view it as a linear progression, as one from birth to youth, middle to old age; death as the ultimate outcome. The content of life is therefore arranged based upon this organic paradigm projecting towards an apex, then a steady […] Read More …

Postal and Federal Disability Retirement: An Altered Life of Habituation

Loss of stature and status can come in many forms; we think too often in terms of financial status, of material belongings, where we live, with whom we associate, and the subtle evaluation of social consciousness in relation to our neighbors, friends and family. […] Read More …

Medical Retirement Benefits for US Government Employees: The Watchmaker

Artisans are scarce in existence, these days. With the constant drone for the economic push for profits, and the incessant pressures of everyday expenses, the village watchmaker, the goldsmith who personally fashions the engagement rings for the couple […] Read More …

OPM FERS/CSRS Disability Retirement: Miracles, Superheroes, and CGI

The reality of this technology-driven world is that miracles are now relegated to excused absences; modern theology has either explained away biblical references to the miraculous, or we attribute the beauty around us as the “miracle of life”, thereby […] Read More …

Postal and Federal Disability Retirement: Pleasure & Pain

Other than the obvious alliteration of the two concepts, they are antonyms defined by the reality of sensations. On a spectrum, each can reach differing measures of identification and tolerance: pain can vary in degree of severity and tolerance, based upon an individual’s […] Read More …

Postal and Federal Disability Retirement: Effective Negations

Why is it that some words are known primarily by their negation? For example, we use the word “unfettered” to convey the meaning of freedom and release, but rarely see the usage of its non-negative form, as in, “He is fettered”. Perhaps it is because we no longer approve […] Read More …

Medical Retirement Benefits for US Government Employees: The Cold

“Cold” is a word with multiple meanings. It can refer to the temperature of one’s environment; an infectious malady of common origins; or the emotional unresponsiveness of someone. It can even be an adverb delineating the complete knowledge or mastery […] Read More …

Federal and Postal Disability Retirement: Tendencies and First Impressions

First impressions are funny animals; while potentially misguided and fraught with errors, they are difficult to shake off because of our natural inclination to form them. Tendencies, on the other hand, are established over time, and tend (sic) to reliably reflect a routine […] Read More …

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement for Federal and USPS Workers: Expectations

Puppies are special creatures. They give their loyalty and love unconditionally, and only ask to explore the world we present within the constraints we define. They are expected to grow old with us; and when they die young, it is a tragedy beyond comprehension. […] Read More …