Episode 2: Deciding to Take a Gap Year at 62 (Sam Harrington and Debbie Weil)

Feb 22, 2019

EPISODE SUMMARY

Debbie interviews her husband and co-conspirator, Sam Harrington, about the gap year they took together.

SHOW NOTES

Debbie talks to Sam about the origins of their gap year. Sam was a successful physician in private practice in Washington DC. He explains the logistics, the timing and the deeper questions about making the life-changing decision to leave his medical practice after 31 years. Together, Debbie and Sam talk about why their gap year was not the same thing as a sabbatical or retirement.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Gap Year After Sixty blog

Debbie’s husband and gap year co-conspirator: Sam Harrington

Sam’s book AT PEACE: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life

 

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