Category Archives: Aging

So, Here We Are—Again

And as another year sails into the sunset, and another holiday season descends upon us, we once again check our calendar to discover it is that time that we are supposed to have a delicious dinner, connect with friends and … Continue reading

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Take A Seat

This is one of those posts where I don’t know where I want to go, but I know I want to say something. I want to use this opportunity to express, well, something. I don’t think I will go for … Continue reading

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The Gold Ring

It’s funny how your mind can drift. One minute you are thinking about something and the next you have traveled to a completely different thought. It happened to me the other day. I was focused on my diet and the … Continue reading

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No, We Didn’t Have That

Due in large part to the eclectic mix of friends I have collected, I am frequently the recipient of a variety of media via text and email. Contained within have been a few examples of all the stuff the younger … Continue reading

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Scooter

The first time I saw his picture on the web, I was in love. I little Cocker Spaniel named Scooter, about one year old, was down in Arkansas looking for a forever home. After talking it over with my wife, … Continue reading

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Cycle of Life

The rains came, as they always did. Prickly wet fingers, beating a staccato rhythm loudly upon the galvanized tin roof of the shack.  Rivulets of mud transforming the previously dusty road into an impassible bog.  Outside the shack, all signs … Continue reading

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Chick Magnet

I’m fortunate that I found a girl to love me early on so that I was off the market by the age of 22.  I say this because I wasn’t exactly setting the world on fire in the area of … Continue reading

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Things My Parents Taught Me

This morning I opened my email and was pleasantly surprised by one that was sent to me by an also 60+ friend.  Not only did I get a chuckle, but a reminder of the way life was when I was … Continue reading

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Hotel California

Last thing I remember, I was running for the door I had to find the passage back. To the place I was before “Relax”, said the night man, “We are programmed to receive You can check out any time you … Continue reading

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It’s Called A Book

One of the nice things about growing old, or as I prefer, mellow, is that it is so much easier to find humor in almost anything.  Most of the time, it is self deprecating because I harbor the belief that … Continue reading

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