Category Archives: Aging

Aging Gracefully at the Grocery Store (Or Not)

Most days, most times, we can get away with it. If our health is good and we are reasonably fit, we can convince ourselves that we are not aging and are just as good as ever. Until reality hits us … Continue reading

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Thatched Roofs and Pounded Walls

“Silver Tiger,” by Lu Yang, translated by Eric Abrahamsen. The New Yorker, June 4 & 11, 2018. This is a piece of fiction, but in it the author gives a description of building a thatched-roof country house, a type that … Continue reading

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Grampop’s East Lansdowne House

(“Grampop” was exactly what we always called him.  Not “Grandpop,” not “Granddad,” not the Japanese  “O-Tosan.” When we are children, we apply childish names to the adults around us, and we continue to use those names even after we become … Continue reading

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My Bench

Near my front door, separated by a brick wall that supports a small roof protecting those entering the house from the weather, is a bench, one of my better buys (Lowe’s), of painted cast aluminum that never rusts and is … Continue reading

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Twenty Things That Were Way Harder Before the Internet

This was the title of a click-bait article that I came across on the Internet. Normally, I skip them, but this had several items I wanted to comment on. Click-bait articles are those that suck you in with titles like, … Continue reading

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Growing a Soul Patch (and Shaving It Off)

So, I grew a soul patch that I described recently, but now that I have a photo of it, I shaved it off. It was worth doing, because now I am a wiser man, but the learning part is over … Continue reading

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The End of CDs and DVDs

While our backs were turned, CDs and DVDs slipped away unnoticed. Did you know Windows 10 does not support burning them? Did you know many computers no longer even come with CD and DVD drives? You will still see some … Continue reading

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