Category Archives: feeling older

Busy. Useful.

A week ago, my morning email in-basket included a note from my friend, Ron.  Are you available for lunch today?  Innocuous for most people, not for Ron.  Ron is not a man of few words … he is legendary around … Continue reading

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Now, It’s Toys

As Muri and I pulled up to the La Mirada Playhouse to see Boeing Boeing on Saturday afternoon, we noticed that the Toys R Us that used to be next door was gone.   Did you know the one near us … Continue reading

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Please. Thank You. You’re Welcome.

I was standing in line at the local Subway on Saturday.  It was lunch time, so there was a long line, each customer ordering multiple sandwiches, not the sort of situation in which I’m at my best.   Four customers ahead … Continue reading

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Common in Older Men

Since I’ve been on Medicare, it happens like clockwork.   December comes and my doctor’s office calls to tell me it’s time for my senior assessment.  Yes, my doctor calls me.  He’s a very good doctor but it’s not altruism.  It … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a Melancholy Christmas

It is likely a reflection of my personality that, as much as I love the holidays, I’ve always found them bittersweet.   And as I get older, it is truer than ever.  My precious Christmas memories are further behind me and … Continue reading

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Nightmares

Did you have nightmares when you were a kid?  I did.   According to WebMD, nightmares are most common in preschoolers (children aged 3-6 years) because this is the age at which normal fears develop and a child’s imagination is very … Continue reading

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On (Not) Blogging

I am a fairly successful engineering consultant.  That is my vocation.  Blogging is my avocation, which I suppose is just a highfalutin way to say hobby.  When someone I know goes on and on about hating their job, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Doctor, My Eyes

As I get older, I find that mini-maladies that I once ignored … or would have assigned to the let’s-see-if-it-gets-better-on-its-own bin … become a source of worry.  I have plenty of older friends and each provides me with examples of … Continue reading

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Let’s Call It Autumn

My wife, Muri, is a conscientious mattress flipper.  The tag on our mattress says we should flip it every three months (summer and winter, head to foot, spring and fall, both head to toe and top to bottom) and we … Continue reading

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Tip of the Tongue

Have you ever had one of those moments where a name … a fact … the title of a song you used to love … is just out of reach?   You can almost see it if you close your eyes.   … Continue reading

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