Category Archives: aging

BACK IN THE FRAY

Once more into the fray… Into the last good fight I’ll ever know… Live and die on this day… Live and die on this day…  The phrase, “Into the fray,” has meant to me – getting back into the game … Continue reading

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RETIRED TIRED

I’m beyond the age of retirement.  I tried it once, but the lure of theatre drew me out of it.  I am one of those elderly women who drives a car from 2002, with a little over 100,000 miles on … Continue reading

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THE “JOYS” OF AGING

As another year and decade passes, each one of us is getting older. There is no escape from this malady, except for death and for many that’s the end of everything.  I hope I never lose my zest for living, … Continue reading

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KEEP ON KEEPING ON

“I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed.” Robert Frost As I go through this “wonderful” stage of my life, there are times when I feel like I’m losing it. One of my greatest fears is that I will do just … Continue reading

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DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW

Every time we get a snowfall here in Lake Woebegone, we realize two things – why we do we live here and why don’t we move to a warmer climate?  The snow blankets all the debris from the last storm, … Continue reading

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YOU’RE OLD, GET OVER IT!

The idea of growing old never occurred to me until I became part of the silver haired generation. It still doesn’t hold much interest. In fact I’m trying to avoid it completely. Age isn’t particularly where anyone in our society … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE YOU WORTH?

When we grow old, some of our self-worth diminishes right along with our ability to get up each day. Somewhere during middle age we become so busy  taking care of our family and building a life, we tend to forget … Continue reading

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS

OK, so I have two kidney stones.  I’m not sure why these nuggets keep forming within me. I may be able to use them somewhere in my garden, but unfortunately these are the kind that need to be blasted, so … Continue reading

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ACTING FOR SENIORS

I don’t know these women, but it sure looks like they’re having a good time. I will begin a new adventure today.  I’m going to be teaching a group of 55+ some dramatic skills.  These theatre games, scene work, improv, … Continue reading

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THANK GOD FOR GOOD NEWS!

In this year before the next presidential election, we’ve been bombarded with all kinds of yucky news.  I for one am sick of it and have decided to disconnect when it’s time for the news shows.  It has become nothing … Continue reading

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EERY MORNING RANDOM THOUGHTS

This image reflects what I’m seeing from my window this morning.  It’s already 8 AM and a thick haze of fog envelopes my view.  The wind is slightly tickling the branches on the trees so you might think it was … Continue reading

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HAPPY GRANDPARENT’S DAY

I don’t know why this day always seems to sneak up on us.  I’m not sure when it originated, but I know it wasn’t around when I was a kid.  I think it’s a good idea to honor our golden … Continue reading

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WHAT’S NEXT?

As dear friends are falling asleep in our heavenly Father’s arms – as those of us who remain, struggle with various physical ailments – as we age and become helpless where we used to be strong – as our worldly … Continue reading

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DAYLIGHT IS A BURNIN’

One of the points of taking a vacation is to forget about all the things you should be doing.  You should set your brain at idle and focus on nothing.  You’re expected to fritter away the hours and consort with the … 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 … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN PART IV – 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 – 80-90

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 II – 60-70

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable.  There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”  Victor Hugo Unlike most women, I wasn’t upset or depressed about this milestone.  I’d begun my own business.  I was busier than … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART I – 50-60

“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

Last year about this time I did a series on aging. Since I’m not getting any younger, I thought it might be time to repost for those who haven’t read my advice or have forgotten what I wrote. Actually I … Continue reading

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