Age does not always bring adulthood

When Barack Obama’s election in 2008, I guessed all presidents of the United States will be younger than me. Bill Clinton was two years older. Then Donald Trump upset all norms in Washington and became a president older than my age. In January, his successor...
Age-related reflections

Age-related reflections

Attended visitation for an old friend, who died at age 70 in a nursing home of “an age-related illness,” his daughter in law said. Age-related: A term one lives with in later years. At 70, I hear my doctor — who is in his 80s — often tell me...
Never too old…

Never too old…

At lunch this week with a longtime newspaper friend, he admitted wondering how much longer he might be able to work in the profession that has defined most of our lives for so many years. “I’m 59,” he said.  ‘I hope I can last a few more years...
Age: I don’t mind, so it don’t matter

Age: I don’t mind, so it don’t matter

  A friend asked last week:  “Are you ready for your second childhood?” “Don’t think so,” I said.  “I never grew up.  I’m still in my first childhood.” Perhaps an odd thing to claim when one is scheduled to turn 70...