Category Archives: life span

What’s The Point

“There is nothing in this world that can trouble you more than your own thoughts”  So many family, friends, as well as the icons of my life, have passed. So many. Just heard that Little Richard passed at 87. It … Continue reading

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Father Time

“The Brevity of life is hard to face.” – Unknown Stop. Hold it right there. Just what the hell is going on here? Just yesterday I was a mere lad of twenty-one. Now you tell me I’m seventy-seven. What……are you … Continue reading

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Between Jobs

“Age is something that doesn’t matter. Unless you are a cheese.”   Hello. Morning Cliff. How are you doing? Fine. You? Concerned. Seems like friends and family are dying at an alarming rate. I know what you mean. Have you … Continue reading

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A Great Guy

“The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy.” – Oscar Wilde In about 2 weeks I will celebrate my 75th birthday. … Continue reading

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Shrinkage

“The great secret that old people share is that you haven’t really changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all” – Doris Lessing New to Tulsa. First appointment with my new PCP physician … Continue reading

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The Grim Reaper

Yesterday morning I woke, sat up and felt weak. Very weak. Could hardly move. Felt my forehead. Sweating and clammy. What the hell. Is this it? Am I kicking the bucket? Having the big one? All I could do was … Continue reading

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Cancer

“It’s when you reach the end of things that you want to go back” – The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly You have cancer. I heard those words in 2009. The paradigm shifted. Instinctively I knew my world, … Continue reading

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Loss

“When people enter your life, they expand your world. But when they leave, the void is that much greater” – Blueblood by Mathew Iden Lost a dear friend recently. Cancer at 71. Not a pleasant experience. Pat and I were … Continue reading

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Tupperware

“At my age, the only thing that’ll get me in trouble is too much stool softener” – “Redemption Street” by Reed Farrel Coleman So I called Cliff this morning. Hi Bob……what’s up? Just checking on you. Are you at the … Continue reading

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Health

“I don’t like to rely on hope. You never know how that’s going to go” – Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster Hope. Now there’s a powerful word. Many have said that without hope we have nothing. Actually, without your health, … Continue reading

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