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Death

“Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.” – Carl Jung Do you agree with this quote? I’m not sure I do. On the other hand, I’m not even … Continue reading

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Defensive Driving

“Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.”  – Erma Bombeck Last year we finally quit working and retired. And since that momentous decision I’ve become too familiar with a certain recliner and a TV remote. … Continue reading

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Chatty Runners

“No one is normal” I’m not a gut wrenching, hard core, in your face exercise fanatic. At my age and given my current health, I exercise slowly. Take my time. Smell the roses. Exercise should not be torture. So………….I stop … Continue reading

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THE ZIPPER

“Can’t be afraid of death. Only afraid of the pain you go through to get to death” Today, May 30, Gaby and I celebrated 50 years of marriage, to each other. Consecutively. Not someone else. No combination of several others. … Continue reading

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Eye Candy

“Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, … Continue reading

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Help. I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

“I can resist everything but temptation” – The Force by Don Winslow Are you sick of these TV commercials? “Help. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” I know I am. I don’t enjoy the graphic depictions of yet another … Continue reading

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A Gift

“Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” – Aristotle   My daughter Ann is Bi-Polar. It is a very difficult condition to live with. A heavy cross to carry. And especially … Continue reading

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I don’t get it.

“One day you just wake up and discover that you got old while you were sleeping.” – “This is where I leave you” – by Jonathan Tropper My cousin Richard. Three years older than I. What a guy. When I … Continue reading

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Commercials

“It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing, when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.” – Rod Serling With time on my hands, I watch TV. Too … Continue reading

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Brains

Per a recent a study, our brains decay 5% per decade after age 40. OK………………. So my brain is almost 18% less effective. I’m sure some of my family and friends would doubt the accuracy of that number. Too conservative … Continue reading

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