Tag Archives: AGING

ONE OF A KIND

One thing I’ve learned since I semi-retired a few years ago, is that I wasted a whole lot of time worrying about the small stuff. When you’re in the process of beginning adulthood and being responsible for others, you sometimes … Continue reading

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SATURDAY SILLINESS – AGING

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AGING WITH A PURPOSE

OK, maybe you really aren’t into muscle bound firemen or knitting, but you are growing older every day and there should be a purpose for all of it. Every event in our lives has led us to this point. All … Continue reading

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ALL THINGS LIVING

When my now 25 year old grandson was about three, he created his first book. He loved listening to his grandpa talk about nature and would often search under rocks to observe the insects. Because he started learning about the … Continue reading

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SENIOR VALENTINE FUNNIES

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JEWELS OF DE NIAL

Well here it is, the first episode of “Jewels of de Nial,” the project I’ve been collaborating on for the past year. Since we did this mostly throughout the time of the pandemic, we went from a stage production to … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN

Think of what it was like in the 16th century, before the printing press was invented.   Folks had to rely on word of mouth for their information and by the time they got it, it was so distorted, it was … Continue reading

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RUNNING AWAY DOESN’T WORK

The room begins to close in on you. You feel suffocated in your inner most being. Your heart begins to race – your mouth is dry – your hands begin to tremble – your breathing becomes heavy and almost chokes … Continue reading

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FROM WHERE COMETH WISDOM

Mark Twain once said, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the … Continue reading

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RIPPLE EFFECT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© In life we have a quiet voice, that whispers more than screams, We open up our mouths to speak, our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams, We take the easy path it seems, … Continue reading

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FIRST RECORDING SESSION

A couple years ago, I started teaching some senior acting classes. This led to a core group of myself and two others, venturing into a totally different world for us. The three of us began a collaboration on a series … Continue reading

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A LIFE RESTORED

What happened to days of our untethered youth, When what was required depended on truth? When worries were few and troubles unknown, What happened from then to the now that has grown? Our days filled with moments both carefree and … Continue reading

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FADING FAST

“The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.”  Psalm 90:10 – Holy Bible  “All the world’s a stage,  … Continue reading

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THE FINAL ACT

 “Last scene of all…Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”  AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare Every life stage is composed of its own specific pattern, In infancy, we demand, We scream, We cry, As … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A SIDE ORDER OF HUMILITY

I’m beginning to realize I have a long way to go in accepting the fact that I’m old. I’ve been fighting it for some time. I’m not afraid of the aging process or the limitations it puts on me. It’s … Continue reading

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A TABLE FOR TWO

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Each Valentine’s Day they met there, a table for two was set, Vase with a flower were set there, a place they’d never forget, For years it became a habit, one that would keep … Continue reading

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SUNDROPS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The air is crisp and fresh as leaves turn into a blanket for the ground, Preparing it for the coming winter blast, So swiftly they turn from a massive green canopy, To gold, … Continue reading

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WHAT WAS I LOOKING FOR?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to put on a pair of shoes like this? Especially when you get to be my age. In a couple years I’ll be 80. I never thought I’d make it this long, but here I am. … Continue reading

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BEACHED

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Cool, refreshing waters wash up on an empty, tranquil beach, The final days of summer have washed over us and we are spent, Our days pass so quickly as we grow old … Continue reading

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ARE YOU ACTIVE OR PASSIVE?

Passivity is a term best described as being a couch potato. The Oxford Dictionary describes it as, “acceptance of what happens, without active response or resistance.” Lately I’ve found myself going to the couch more often than I’ve ever done. … Continue reading

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