Tag Archives: aging

BUY’N YEARS


I noticed lately that I must have arrived? “Arrived where?” you ask. Well, I’ve arrived at yet another demographic level. When you get to my age bracket all kinds of things begin to change. There’s a definite divide widening between … Continue reading

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The Pill


This being in my 70’s has got to stop—NO, WAIT!  That’s not what I mean.  I don’t want to stop-stop.  I just want all the accompanying negatives associated with being 70 to stop.  What are they? You name it: if … Continue reading

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AGED TO IMPERFECTION


I’ve said it here before…my father was a man of science and fact, exceptionally smart and succinct, especially in his later years when he spoke of the aging process. He simply, brilliantly said… “growing old stinks!” Now that I have … Continue reading

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DAMN, IT’S THE BIRTHDAY THING AGAIN!


I have a birthday coming up next week and I cannot seem to convince anyone that I truly just as well let it slip by. “Nothing, really nothing,” is the answer I repeatedly give my wife when she asks what … Continue reading

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DRIVING MISS ROSEMARIE TO WHERE THE BEST IS YET T0 BE!


There is a piece of poetry by Robert Browning that my mother was quite fond up, especially as she was eventually forced, as we all are, to adopt senior citizenship. Here’s the main verse:         “Grow old … Continue reading

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MY CRYSTAL BALL IS CLEARER NOWADAYS…


My perspective has changed and I don’t like it. There is a definite re-direction in my attitude when it comes to anything having to do with the future. I can hear some of those close to me saying, “Okay, Marc, … Continue reading

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ROAD TRIP…SOME OBSERVATIONS ALONG THE WAY


  I think I have mentioned before that my father had three simple words to describe the aging process.  He said, “Growing Old Stinks!”  Not a particularly profound statement, but it fit his pragmatic personality and his succinct way of … Continue reading

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ANOTHER YEAR OFF MY ROCKER


  So I was out back on the patio sitting in my thinking chair…thinking.  I always get reflective this time of year…makes sense since it is the last two weeks of 2014.  It was a “W” year for me.  I … Continue reading

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I MADE A GROWING OLD CHART


My father said it often and he could not have said it better or more succinctly.  He said:  “Growing Old Stinks.”   No, it is not particularly profound or insightful.  Yes, it is plainly put, simply stated and now that I … Continue reading

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LIFE IS FRAGILE


This year has been fraught with medical issues for me.  It comes with the territory, I guess–I am 68 years old.   Things begin falling apart or wearing out at this stage in life.  It is not unusual, based on the number … Continue reading

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