Category Archives: Aging

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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Classmate Down

One of our classmates (left unnamed) was always very positive, and he sounds fine on the phone: He’s improving, has a girlfriend who stops by every other day, and is getting out in the world. Only when you hang up … Continue reading

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Alan Alda

Alan Alda is the same age as me, so I took notice when he announced he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Also, he just seems like a nice guy that should not experience bad things. Turns out, I don’t have much … Continue reading

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Human Entropy

When I write a posting to this blog, I often start a thought without knowing where it will lead. The writing process, itself, uncovers new thoughts, and the final posting is often as surprising to me as it is to … Continue reading

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Frank

No, not Frank McCarthy, our popular classmate. This is another Frank and his first name is about all I know about him. Frank was a tall, lanky guy about my own age with a headful of snowy white hair. I … Continue reading

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Caregivers Get No Appreciation

I refer to this posting often when speaking with other people, but I cannot find it or its first draft that I usually save. If I can’t find it, no one else is likely to, either. This is rewritten from … Continue reading

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Old Black Joe

So there I am, late one night, watching a rerun of the Seinfeld episode where Susan dies from licking the cheap envelopes for the wedding invitations that George picked out. It is the last scene where the doctor in the … Continue reading

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