Tomorrow night I'm going to dinner with another J, an online friend I've never met. I know him from a music-related mailing list. This will be the first time I've met someone I know only from the net.
I've been trying to think about my future, in particular the possibility of retiring at 55 (which is less than 3 years away). There are so many variables to consider. There must be sources of information to help with planning for this; I should do some research.