Tag Archives: aging

Love Is Irrational

Originally posted on Walking the path:
Don and Jo 1967 (2-minute read) I love my wife. Why? I don’t know; I just do. I can tell you why I like her or admire her. I have reasons for those, but…

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Aging Gracefully

Originally posted on Scarlett's BPD Corner:
Oh, to age gracefully. How many times have you heard this term? It seems that we hear/read it more and more these days, as people seem to be obsessed with physical beauty, cosmetic…

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Fifty Shades of Me

Me at 20-something vs. Me at a smidge past 20-something (OK, so, maybe two or three smidges) The grey started showing when I was in my late thirties, and advanced alarmingly quickly. Still, others noticed before I did. I was … Continue reading

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Celebrating My Weirdness

Photo by Quinn Buffing I have a love-hate relationship with my quirks. The feral ones that creep in through unpatched cracks embarrass me. On the other hand, there are the quirks I’ve consciously adopted and trained to do clever tricks. … Continue reading

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Let’s Grow Wise and Surprise Everyone

Thought for the Week “The older we get, the faster we were” (printed on t-shirts at a college runners’ reunion). We can’t buy wisdom, we can’t inherit it, and we certainly can’t download it. Yes, it’s based on experience, yet … Continue reading

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Growing Old

Originally posted on My Good Time Stories:
Photo by?Matthias Zomer?from?Pexels Ahhh…getting old. We are all getting old and some of us faster than others…ha ha ha! Today’s little blog contains a collection of hilarious little quips/thoughts that I think all…

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A Walk In The Park: An Exercise in Characterization

Originally posted on All The Shoes I Wear:
From the shoes I wore in the Writers Guild. (We breathe life into our stories by showing  instead of telling. Paint a picture with your words that transports the reader. – Laura…

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Random Complaints

Dentists: I’ve had temporary crowns put on my broken tooth three times this week; I was told to chew more carefully (the last one fell off while I was eating soup). They told me it would take two weeks for … Continue reading

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Counting My Blessings

I pride myself in originality. Which is why I’m apologizing up front for the hackneyed title. But, hey, old saws are still around because they still have teeth, right? (See how I put an original spin on that phrase?). But … Continue reading

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The Phases of Adulthood

Why are there so many names for the different phases of life from birth through teens (baby, toddler, pre-schooler, kindergartner, grade-schooler, pre-teen, tweener) and almost none for the 60+ years that follow? It’s not fair! I mean, you’re not just … Continue reading

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