Tag Archives: AGING

SILENT, BUT DEADLY

I am part of the “Silent Generation” or more commonly known as a Traditionalist. Wehave also been labeled, “The Greatest Generation.” Those names were associated with the time in which we were born – anywhere between 1928-1945. I don’t really … Continue reading

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EMBRACE THE ORDINARY

It’s good for us to embrace the ordinary in our lives.  We often think our days are filled with nothing but chaos, but if you look deeply into each moment, you will find joy in even the tiniest of events. … Continue reading

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SELF REFLECTION

It isn’t a matter of taking sides in a situation. We must first look at ourselves – our own mistakes and misconceptions – our flaws and voices that speak without thinking first. This week has been one of great ups … Continue reading

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DOES NEW LIFE COME FROM A COCOON?

Remember the old movie, “Cocoon?” It’s listed as science fiction because some of the main characters were aliens that had been frozen in time in large cocoons and dropped into the ocean for future observation. Years later the pods are … Continue reading

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NEW LIFE

The dark days of winter have finally passed, a new day awakes with the sun, The earth now gives way to the greening of grass, the squirrels are all on the run, A robin is perched on a sweet budding branch, a cardinal … Continue reading

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

It’s been less than a week since we ushered in Easter and praised God for conquering death so we would be guaranteed eternal life. How’s that working for you? How soon we forget the glorious message of hope and promise. … Continue reading

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FIRST DAY OF SPRING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© We will see the thermometer rise to 60 degrees today, but can expect snow by midweek. In Minnesota, the winter takes its time leaving. In spite of it, we celebrate the … Continue reading

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CRAZY HOLIDAYS

Today is March 9th, which also happens to be False Teeth Day. I really get a kick out of the many holidays available to celebrate. Who thinks these up anyway and why would a day be set aside for fake … Continue reading

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SPRING CLEANING

Actually, I generally fall asleep when I read, so that excuse isn’t going to work anymore. Spring time is a great opportunity to sweep away the cobwebs and sorrows – or is that “Tomorrow?” In any event, spring often conjures … Continue reading

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IF YOU DON’T MIND, IT DOESN’T MATTER

Actually the above statement is untrue. I haven’t been to the doctor in over a year. The only medical attention I’ve had recently is getting my COVID19 shot. My doctor, however, is an amazing woman. I miss seeing her, because … Continue reading

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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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