Category Archives: Aging

Seventy Is the New Ninety

I was watching a performance that I accidentally discovered on America’s Got Talent  as I was changing channels. A twenty-something girl who was horribly burned in an airplane crash was singing a song she may have written herself, or it … Continue reading

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John McCain And Aging

Poor John McCain, fumbling around at the Comey hearings, confused, not making sense. We can sympathize. We are about the same age (John was born in August, 1936, so he is technically still 80, technically a year younger than me), … Continue reading

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Pat Johnson’s Obituary

Our former classmate, Pat Johnson, died May 20 in Sacramento, CA.  She transferred to Lansdowne in her senior year and did more in that one year than I did in my entire high school career.  Despite the short time she … Continue reading

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Life At 80, (Or 81)

In one of the Seinfeld episodes, George, Elaine, and Jerry volunteer to visit with  assigned lonely seniors.  George meets his senior in a restaurant, then berates him for not constantly thinking about his demise.  His senior listens for a while, … Continue reading

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O’Sheehan City

I was reminiscing over the hundreds and hundreds of photos of Ocean City, I have stored on my computer, many of which were taken at the many mini-reunions we had there. The benches along the boardwalk have memorial plaques, which … Continue reading

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The Search For Everlasting Life

“The God Pill,” by Tad Friend.  The New Yorker, 4/3/2017. When I was in my early 20s, the teenaged son of friends of my parents suddenly died of a stroke.  Everyone was shocked when the autopsy revealed the arteries in … Continue reading

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Crossing the Finish Line In Life’s Amazing Race

I knew the new season of The Amazing Race was going to start, but I didn’t know what time or channel, so I asked “Cortana” to search for it.  (Cortana is Microsoft’s sophomoric  attempt to personalize the computer.)  Cortana didn’t … Continue reading

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