When I got up this morning, I turned over the calendar, backed up my laptop, and then opened a big envelope from USS telling me about my pension. From today I am no longer one of the salaried class.
Retirement seems like a good excuse for a bit of downsizing. I have a rather large collection of journals; London Mathematical Society journals from the time I joined until the time I realised I had no space for them; a very long run of Discrete Mathematics; and various others such as Combinatorica, JCT (A), etc.
Nobody wants journals any more; I have had the sad job of trying to dispose of former colleagues’ journals, and usually most of them went into the recycling bin.
Does anybody want any, or have any reasonable suggestions?
I will also try to catch up on some jobs such as refereeing, where I fell behind while I was in a black hole trying to make this decision.
But of course I am not giving up the things I like doing. As well as my new course, I am giving two seminar talks this month, as well as talking to the Old Codgers at the end of the month about last month’s theorem.