Hi. Welcome to my site.

Robby Robin is my alter ego for my blog, my first “literary” character!  His journey is a metaphor for my own journey through the world of retirement and grandparenthood.  In everyday life I’m known as Jane Fritz.  I’m a re-retiree living in Atlantic Canada, enjoying the freedom to pursue some of my interests in more depth than was possible while working.  In this blog I hope to share some things I have learned through exploring activities with a vengence starting in my mid-60s (like long distance running and writing for my grandchildren). Various other topics will inevitably pop up, in keeping with a lifetime of experiences, such as: encouraging entrepreneurship (resulting from my work in the IT industry and regional economic development); travel (we’ve been lucky that way); farming exploits (we spent 9 of our early married years living on a farm as transplanted urbanites); quilting; and thoughts on life as they emerge.  Sorry, it’s not too focused, is it?!  I enjoy learning from others in the blogging community.

31 Responses to About

  1. Hi Jane,

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. I had to laugh about your line regarding what made you think if had struggled and gutted out a half marathon, you could run a full. Been there…and it was supremely ugly…lol.

    Enjoy your writing keep it up.

    Be encouraged!

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  2. Hi Jane,

    Thanks for liking my Guts…God I love writing that…lol

    I hope you are still having fun running…make sure you chersih it.

    Be encouraged!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A.M.B. says:

    Hi there! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award and linked to your blog. If you’re interested in participating, here are the details: (http://misfortuneofknowing.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/the-liebster-award-the-best-thing-for-relatively-little-apples/). I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Nicole says:

    Hi Jane. Thanks again for the nomination. I reposted and answered your questions. Check it out!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. puravida says:

    Jane, you’re my heroine! It’s so great that you have time to focus on the things you really love. My kids have always said that I should write for children, so maybe someday I’ll write for my grandchildren, too! Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading about it. 🙂

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  6. alesiablogs says:

    thank you so much for dropping by my blog! I am checking yours out now! Looking good! Alesia

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    • Jane Fritz says:

      This is one of the aspects of blogging I really enjoy, “meeting” new people. I came across your blog because you and I had both replied or Liked someone else’s blog post, and I was very glad I checked yours out. I’ll be back for sure! Jane

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  7. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks for following my blog, Jane. Nice to meet you. I will be following you as well. Not retired yet, but getting to that age. I’m a voice teacher, may never totally retire, unless I can’t physically do it anymore.

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    • Jane Fritz says:

      Nice to meet you, too, Rosemarie, thanks to heyjude @ Travel Words. I look forward to following your adventures! A voice teacher, very cool. I am very much a recreational chorus alto.


  8. Uncle Spike says:

    So Jane, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…

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  10. Hi, Jane. I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award: https://cordeliasmomstill.com/2018/06/29/bouncing-baby-bunnies-and-blogger-recognition/

    Whether you accept or not, know that I think you deserve such recognition. I truly enjoy your blog!

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    • Jane Fritz says:

      Wow, CM (I saw that someone else referred to you that way, hope you don’t mind!), thank you very much. I will accept. I’ll have to think about my blog post response for a few days. Your pieces of advice are really, really good. And I loved reading about how you got started. Thx again, and keep going with your terrific blog.

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  11. Congratulations! I have nominated you for an Outstanding Blogger Award! Let me know if you have any questions. I’m not sure if you accept nominations these days, but I thought I’d share in case you do.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. bernieLynne says:

    Travel, quilting and grandparenting are some of my favourite topics. I am going to enjoy exploring your back posts. It’s always nice to find a connection in the blogging world. Take care.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Jean says:

    Sorry I can’t seem to post a comment on your latest blog post.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. focussolar says:

    I don’t know how but many bloggers have their email link open on their blog where they paused in the email. Your link simply shows your banner. It would be nice to open where your left off.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. jofedorchuk says:

    Thank you, I would like to read more for your thoughts and experiences

    Liked by 2 people

  16. With a vengeance 🙂 It will be great whatever will come through your wisdom. Looking forward Jane 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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