Category Archives: aging

MASTER OF NONE?

A great deal of emphasis is placed on gaining a superior education.  To be a master of anything pretty much secures a spot in the workplace.  But what about the “Masters” of old – the artists, the writers, the performers, … Continue reading

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WEEKEND WRAPUP

My weekly work keeps me at home for most of the day – working on my blog, memorizing lines for the play I’m in, writing articles and other things.  For the most part, my work week is pretty laid back.  … Continue reading

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BIZARRE HOLIDAYS

Some think that anyone over 70 is ready for the grave, but we still have a lot to offer.  About one third of U.S. Senators are over 70 – nice part time job for a retiree – but I digress.  I … Continue reading

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I WON’T GROW UP

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we didn’t have to grow up – if we didn’t have to go to school – if we could do whatever we want without following the rules? In John Barrie’s, “Peter Pan” the author created a place … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – THE FINAL ACT

The final scene is set.  The pieces have all been placed.  The player enters the stage for his last monologue.  It is the last prayer of a faithful servant – the final words you utter in life – the lasting impression … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART V – 90 & UP

Nonagenarians now represent 4.7 percent of the 65-and-older US population, compared to 2.8 percent in 1980.  The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that by 2050, the number of those living beyond 90 years will quadruple. By the time we reach … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART IV – OCTOGENARIAN – 80-90

You are now part of an elite group of survivors.  The ages between 80 and 90 are reserved for those who still have much to give the world or those who have been filled with new parts that won’t give … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART III ADDENDUM

HOW TO STAY ACTIVE DURING THE SEVENTH DECADE IN LIFE Get out of bed each morning with a prayer of thanksgiving that you made it through another night. Exercise – If you’re my age, exercise consists of the act of … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART III – 70 to 80

A commercial came out recently showing people in their 70s and 80s still in the workplace.  There’s the fireman who weighs about 80 pounds, trying to handle a gigantic fire hose.  We see an elder woman as a DJ while another entertains as … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN PART TWO ADDENDUM

The actual retirement process is here – as in applying for Social Security benefits.  It’s funny how this has been slowly re-labeled over time.  It used to be referred to as a retirement plan – a required amount of money taken … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART II, 60-70

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable.  There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”  Victor Hugo When you turn sixty, you’re entering the golden years of life.  That’s what they tell you – who are they … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART I – 50 TO 60

“Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.”  William Shakespeare – “Macbeth” OK, so you’ve turned 50.  This is supposed to be the pinnacle … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN

“Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.” Charlotte Bronte I’ve written about aging several times.  I do so because I’ve reached … Continue reading

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BECOMING YOUR PARENT’S PARENT

The parenting role never changes. Once you become one, you are one for life. As your children grow and start new lives, they may be gone, but not forgotten. Their safety, their freedom from problems and worry, their joys and … Continue reading

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FILLED WITH GOLD

When we mend something with gold, we’re not only solidifying the base, we’re holding true to the importance of the damaged item.  Such is as it is when you grow old. I’m in a point in my life where six month … Continue reading

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INVISIBLE

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When I was a kid, I thought it … Continue reading

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SOME DAYS ARE MADE FOR PAINTING

ART & INSPIRATION BY KATHY BOECHER© Last week I posted about taking advantage of the good days.  I planned on a rerun the next day, but having overdone it the day before, led to less strenuous activity. I love my garden … Continue reading

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GOOD DAYS

We don’t get too many perfect days where I live.  When you suffer from breathing issues, allergies and old age, you relish it when a day comes along that’s just the right temperature, with low dew points and not much pollen … Continue reading

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AGING LIKE A FINE WINE

“A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness— Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!” Omar Khayyam Yesterday I celebrated 76 years of living.  The average life expectancy … Continue reading

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WISDOM OF THE AGED/AGES

“Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, … Continue reading

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