Category Archives: Aging

Look Closer

I came across this on-line and knew nothing of its authenticity. So I did a little research and found generally the free form poem is considered a “hoax” and not necessarily written by a “cranky old man”. Regardless of who … Continue reading

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Perspective Is Your Choice

Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse, who worked exclusively with the terminally ill wrote a book titled “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing Regrets of the Dying”. For many years she was … Continue reading

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Made Doing The Right Thing Look Cool

* Shirley Temple Black died Monday and finding out today touched me more deeply than I would have imagined. She was grown and her child-star movies were old by the time I was born, but I came to know … Continue reading

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A Better Me

The saying goes “if only to not know what I now know”. It is in gaining knowledge that we actually lose a good bit of our self. The more know-how a person assimilates the more narrow their perspective generally becomes. … Continue reading

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The Power of Hopeful Wisdom

*Voice 1: You have been given a second chance to start your life over. Voice 2: How can that be? I’m late middle age… hell, I’m old. Voice 1: You can’t throw this opportunity away. If you do you will … Continue reading

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Your Very Own Self

It starts innocently enough, perhaps the first time you recognize your own reflection. You’re not yet 2 years old, brushing your teeth, standing on your steppy stool by the bathroom sink, when suddenly it dawns on you: That foam-flecked face … Continue reading

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Better With Age

Walking across a college campus for a business meeting with the athletic director of a Midwest college an epiphany hit me. In my late thirties college aged people hardly noticed me. I suppose I just looked like someone’s Dad. It … Continue reading

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Unrestrained Innocence

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. Patrick Rothfuss Before … Continue reading

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In a Thousand Ways and More

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny … Continue reading

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I Have Arrived

I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete … Continue reading

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