• Triton College Annuitants Association

    Updates from Members

    In this section, we will feature updates from retired TCAA members.

    Vern Magnesen, retired Triton Dean, submitted this tip on weight loss:

    This may be of interest to your members.
    I have worked out extensively for at least the last 20 years, usually 6 days a week, 1 1/2 hours each day.
    In the past, when I tried to lose weight, the most I could lose was 3 - 4 pounds and the weight quickly 
    Last March in my annual physical, I noticed that my sugar levels, though not bad enough to be alarmed,
    were creeping up.  I decided to eliminate external sugar--Coca Cola, ice-cream, candy, pastries, etc.
    The only "sweets" I consumed were dark chocolate covered almonds and small dark colored chocolate
    mini bars.  I also eliminated one beverage from my daily intake--orange juice.
    I had no thought of losing weight; I was seeking cutting down sugar.  At the end of the month, I had dropped
    from 150 to 140 and have been able to remain in the range of 139 - 141 since that time.
    I shared my experience with one of the trainers at the workout facility.  She tried it and had the same weight loss
    After a lifetime of heavy sugar, I finally realized how deadly sugar could be.  I hope this is of some value to other
    Triton alumni.
    -Vern Magnesen, Triton College 1967 - 1987


    "The Keys" - A Short Story by Triton Retiree John Silva  "The Keys" - A Short Story by Triton Retiree John Silva

    October 2013 update from James Wright, retired in 2008 from the Triton Social Science Dept:

    We corresponded briefly last spring when I lamented not being able to attend the TCAA luncheon, having moved to Michigan. We're still here and have become entrenched, active in a new church and a number of environmental organizations.

    We went to lobby day in Lansing sponsored by Sierra Club. We also spend a fair amount of time riding herd on grandchildren, one close by and two in River Falls Wisconsin where my middle son is a physician's assistant at Mayo Clinic and volunteer fire fighter.

    Diana and I just returned from a three week tour of Europe, our fortieth anniversary gift to ourselves (well, no one else would give it to us), so the afterlife (that is life after Triton) is sweet and fulfilling. Needless to say I send best wishes to all my former colleagues!

    Jim Wright (jameswright225@comcast.net)

    Additional note about James Wright. His first novel: Haunting Jane or the Imam's Curse  is now available on Kindle.

    Click on the link below for an update from John Boulet, who moved to southern Louisiana in November, 2011

    Member Update: John Boulet  Member Update: John Boulet

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