Category Archives: Aging

Hanging a Mirror On a Pin (Don’t Try It)

Many years ago in our first house, I hung a full-length mirror at the foot of the stairs leading up to the bedrooms. The walls were of plaster, and I wanted to keep the hole as small as possible, so … Continue reading

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Garrison Keillor On Death, Funerals, and Military Service

In his recent Online column, Garrison Keillor has a great quote: My goal is to live long enough so that nobody who comes to my funeral remembers me. Sounds like a good goal to me, and better than most. Then, … Continue reading

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On Death and Dying

“Poetry,” by Greg Jackson. The New Yorker, 4/29/2019. This is a piece of fiction, full of allegory that I have no time to unravel, but it had one insight that I found significant and wanted to pass on. A 30-something … Continue reading

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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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