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Help. I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

“I can resist everything but temptation” – The Force by Don Winslow Are you sick of these TV commercials? “Help. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” I know I am. I don’t enjoy the graphic depictions of yet another … Continue reading

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A Gift

“Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” – Aristotle   My daughter Ann is Bi-Polar. It is a very difficult condition to live with. A heavy cross to carry. And especially … Continue reading

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I don’t get it.

“One day you just wake up and discover that you got old while you were sleeping.” – “This is where I leave you” – by Jonathan Tropper My cousin Richard. Three years older than I. What a guy. When I … Continue reading

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Commercials

“It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing, when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.” – Rod Serling With time on my hands, I watch TV. Too … Continue reading

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Brains

Per a recent a study, our brains decay 5% per decade after age 40. OK………………. So my brain is almost 18% less effective. I’m sure some of my family and friends would doubt the accuracy of that number. Too conservative … 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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Shadows

“Love is a trap. When it appears, we only see the light, not its shadows” – Paulo Coleho 12/21/17 was the Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year. As such, at noon, one would cast the longest shadow at … Continue reading

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Young and Dumb

“Youth is the great deceiver” – The diary of an Immortal by David Castello Think about it. When you were young, all things were possible. Every day was an adventure. And then life slaps you across the mouth. You age. … 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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