Hope

Aging is full of hopelessness! Overpowering, ever present and culturally embedded hopelessness.  To grow old in this consumer product driven society is to return to a state of dependence and end our lives as we began them....more

Practice Retiring

What is a workaholic supposed to do when retirement looms ahead them? This question has plagued me for the past year, when my early retirement date came and went. Many find it very difficult to unde...more

60 and FABULOUS.....GETTING YOUNGER by the YEAR......COSMETIC SURGERY....Life at 60

So yes, I will be 60 this year.....and I am proud of it. I am proud of every year of my life. The ups and downs as well as the ins and outs. It has been a fabulous ride although at times a bumpy ride too. If you live 60 years you will have seen a lot and gone through a lot and I am no different. I had my challenges early on which may be shared in future blogs and by the grace of GOD and my determination not only survived some big challenges but also learned to thrive in life....more

60 and FABULOUS.....GETTING YOUNGER by the YEAR......COSMETIC SURGERY....Life at 60

So yes, I will be 60 this year.....and I am proud of it. I am proud of every year of my life. The ups and downs as well as the ins and outs. It has been a fabulous ride although at times a bumpy ride too. If you live 60 years you will have seen a lot and gone through a lot and I am no different. I had my challenges early on which may be shared in future blogs and by the grace of GOD and my determination not only survived some big challenges but also learned to thrive in life....more

60 and FABULOUS.....Starting My New Decade

Well, it has been a little while (perhaps over a year) since I have posted anything.....I have been so busy in my day to day life that I simply got out of the groove. With the New Year having started I am hoping to be a "regular" again in the blogging world.....I wanted to come across with a different topic beyond just my Wisdom that I normally write on. ...more

Maybe it's just a phase

I'm 43, and over the past several years in different workplaces, have begun to slowly realize that I'm no longer the youngest employee, and that's been ok.  I still feel young, still look young, and am in decent shape....more

Mindful Monday - It's My Job To Like Me!

Lately I have been surprised by the sudden and unexpected appearance of my reflection.   I am older than I feel and beginning to look like the beloved Grandmother of my childhood. My hair is mostly grey now and ...more

Is There a Maximum Driving Age?

My wife and I visited Florida in May and, as I recall from my experiences traveling there to visit my grandparents in the days of my youth, we noticed many senior citizens driving the highways and byways of Fort Lauderdale in their big boat cars....more

How I Learned to Age Gracefully

When I was in my early twenties, I longed to have a bit of belly fat so that my belly could look as sexy as that of my best friend. Eventually, it happened and I was ecstatic. Today, I have more belly fat than I had asked for. When I was twenty, I was often the center of attention. Today, I'm no longer the center of attention, but rather watch proudly as twenty-somethings master center-stage much better than I ever did. ...more
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While I Wasn't Looking, My Parents Got Old

For some time now, my wife and I have been concerned about my elderly parents living alone out in the country.  It has now been about 17 years since my mother stepped out onto the patio, slipped on the wet surface, went down hard and shattered her shoulder.  She had to have surgery to remove the crushed pieces of bone and replace it with a new shoulder.  These fixes are not designed to last forever and we know that she will likely have to have the shoulder replaced again at some point....more
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