Category Archives: Aging

Speculation In the News

Here is a comment with no facts to back it up: Most of the news is not news at all, but speculation. My theory is that there are not enough new facts every day to fill up the media. Where … Continue reading

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The Last One Standing

I may well turn out to be the last survivor of our class, although this could have already changed by the time you read this. It doesn’t matter. Being the last survivor, perhaps living to 100 is no fun, and … Continue reading

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First Peggy Lipton, Now Doris Day And Tim Conway

The world is a bit dimmer. Peggy Lipton died a few days ago, May 11, at age 72, and now Doris Day on May 13, at age 97. I stumbled across Peggy Lipton writing about her daughter, Rashida Jones. I … Continue reading

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Sunglasses And Earmuffs

(This is another lost posting written, but never published.) There are two things I avoid wearing because they cause dependence: sunglasses and earmuffs. Years ago, when I was young, sexy, and super-cool, I always wore sunglasses, but on the rare … Continue reading

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I don’t fear death—I fear the aging process. Our end will not be like the Bette Davis role in Dark Victory where she learns she is dying of a brain tumor, but has no symptoms, is not slowing down, has … Continue reading

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For the Love Of Books

“The Stack,” by Kathryn Schulz. The New Yorker, 3/25/2019. Schulz, one of my favorite New Yorker authors who I’ve quoted here before, describes how her parents stored books when she was growing up, and I immediately recognized similarities (and differences) … Continue reading

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The Philadelphia Mural

I had to post this photo of an old Philadelphia mural painted on an underpass wall somewhere near the foot of Arch Street. I think it is hilarious, but when I was there a year or so ago, it was … Continue reading

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