Tag Archives: AGING

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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AGING WITH PURPOSE

Does becoming a senior citizen mean that our days of usefulness are over? I hope not. So far I’ve been blessed with a sound mind, except when I’m dreaming or creating a new piece of work; and I’m physically sound, … Continue reading

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OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’

I’m a sucker for musical theatre. There’s nothing like someone bursting into song and dance for no particular reason. Music can ease some of the pain we face each day – whether it be physical or mental. Old Testament, David, … Continue reading

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JUST ANOTHER HUMP DAY

Apparently the origin of Hump Day occurred while a group of office workers were standing around the water cooler.  Being the middle of the work week, Wednesday was tantamount to getting over the hump of said work week.  Others allude … Continue reading

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VESTIGES OF ANOTHER TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© An ancient fortress, standing tall, within the city streets, Remains of passing days gone by, with traffic now competes, The outer walls are stained and brown, inside it seems the same, Like … Continue reading

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AGING FOR THOSE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR

I’m currently in the process of brainstorming, which could be dangerous for a 78 year old woman.  The storming of my brain is nothing new, but the subject matter has changed over time.  I used to write about funny parenting … Continue reading

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THE AMAZING INVISIBLE WOMAN

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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LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

I love technology.  I hate technology.  I can’t live without it. I want to live without it.  It’s a conundrum of magnificent proportions to those of us who grew up with 10″ television screens and 45 rpm records.  However, I’m … Continue reading

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TIME IS SAILING BY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Life on this planet is but a whisper in the scheme of things. We’re born, we grow, we learn, we work, we die. What has happened to all those days in between? … Continue reading

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LOUISIANA JONES & HIS MUMMY

It’s throw back Thursday, and time to share an oldie but a goodie.  Paul was shuffling through some old photographs a couple weeks ago and found this gem.  When he owned his ad agency, we’d have an annual Halloween party.  … Continue reading

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ODE TO AGING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The years of more than seventy five, have drifted quickly by, I’ve shuffled on this rugged orb, I’ve laughed a lot and cried, Fell hopelessly in love one day, the true love … Continue reading

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IF TREES COULD TALK

ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Trapped beneath the rugged surface, A protrusion of gnarly bark and battered limbs, Hidden within the depths of darkness, A face sullied by nature, Yet deeply entrenched with character, Wrinkled and … Continue reading

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TIME FOR AN UPGRADE

With all the social distancing and isolation we might think about some of those tasks we should’ve gotten done, wished we had the energy to do or play it by ear and use the materials at hand. I should be … Continue reading

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OLD LIVES MATTER

When we grow older, our self worth tends to decline. Unfortunately when you pass retirement age, there is a certain amount of discrimination in our country. People who have amazing life skills and experience often have little value in a … Continue reading

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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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KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING

My husband and I are still part of the work force, although we officially retired over ten years ago.  Now we have the luxury of living on the entitlements so graciously given us by our government.  I’m not being sarcastic … 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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