Eighty-five year old Joseph Pinsky is not one to rest on his laurels. After retiring from a thirty-six year career in the US Postal Service, Pinsky found himself with a lot of free time and a desperate plea from his wife, Rosalind: get out of the house and do something. So he went to college in pursuit of an Associate’s degree. It took him longer than expected-he and his wife both fell ill, delaying his studies for some time. Nevertheless, this week Pinsky can call himself a graduate, receiving his degree in liberal arts ten years after he first enrolled in Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College.

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