Category Archives: Aging

American Dream

AWindowless facades gape With saddened eyes Cracked sidewalks Hopscotch and hope Remnants of yesterday Once vibrant streets vacant Life but whispers on the wind Weed filled lots Host rusted skeletons That slumber there Trees, like old friends Embrace the decay … Continue reading

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A Fond Goodbye

I lost a favorite aunt two days ago.  She was almost 105.  I remember her most for her zest for life.  It wasn’t until a very few years ago that she was no longer able to live independently.  We weren’t … Continue reading

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Backroads

That you’re movin’ on the back roads By the rivers of my memory And for hours you’re just gentle on my mind From Glen Campbell’s “Gentle On My Mind” I grew up about nine miles north of Boston, MA, so … Continue reading

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Full Disclosure

I never saw it coming. It never even occurred to me that I would be seen as one of “them”. I have been around a long time and have watched my nation and our world continue to evolve. And I, … Continue reading

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Roads Traveled

This is a bit of nostalgia penned after driving some of the back roads of Maine and passing old farms, many no longer active. My thoughts took me to the days when they were still alive and times were both … Continue reading

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Wolf Wisdom

“A wolf pack on the move – the first 3 are the old or sick, they give the direction and pace to the entire pack. If it were the other way around, they would be left behind, losing contact with … Continue reading

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Too Late To Be Scared

My involvement in youth today has been reduced to a spectator sport. So many years have passed since I was one that it seems kind of speculative that I was ever in the game. When I think back to those … Continue reading

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