Category Archives: Aging

The Story Of Finn

Here is the full story of Finn, all under one easily retrieved title. Everything I know about him. The story begins 25 years ago when I was still seriously working at ICI-Americas, then add about ten years before that, based … Continue reading

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Parenting

“Parenting lessons from Pooh: Spend time with kids,” by Julia Beck. The Wilmington News-Journal, 10/17/2017. (Reprinted from The Washington Post.) The headline says it all. You can skip the article itself. And I already knew this. Years ago, I attended … Continue reading

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Gross TV Commercials

What is it with TV these days? Recently, I was watching a commercial that opened with a head shot of a woman, then a man, actually sitting on the John. Both were idly looking around, waiting for something to happen. … Continue reading

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Dementia

“The Memory House,” by Larissa MacFarquhar. The New Yorker, 10/8/2018. In my father’s final years, he sunk into dementia to such an extent that he had trouble swallowing, and all of his food had to be brought to the consistency … Continue reading

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Flag Weight and Dedication To Gus

The popular size flag is 3 feet x 5 feet, and there are many places on the Internet where you can buy one. All good-quality flags are made of colored nylon fabric sewn together. That is, the red and white … Continue reading

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Scheduled Postings

WordPress, the host for this blog, recently set up a method of scheduling a post anytime in the future, a feature that I already use routinely. I publish every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as these days begin, which means soon … Continue reading

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The Race to the End

“The Caution-vs.-Kicks Quandary” by Bob Greene. The Wall Street Journal, 3/26/2015. A Dutch organization, Mars One, is signing up candidates for a future trip to Mars. The catch is, the travelers will have to stay. The trip is one-way with … Continue reading

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