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How's The Mincers?

Recently a friend asked, “How’s the mincers?”

“The mincers are good”, I replied. “But there’s no improvement in the watch and chain.”

It’s Cockney rhyming slang. 628 more words

On Masters in Old Age, Loving the Work, and Never Retiring

In a remarkable piece in The New York Times, Lewis H. Lapham (founder of Lapham’s Quarterly), reflects on his work ethic and experiencing failure: 644 more words

Links Of The Day

Experts: No Proof 'Brain Training' Games Work

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – There is no evidence that playing brain games actually help people enhance their intelligence, according to a joint statement put out by 69 scientists from around the world. 328 more words


China: Tie Liu oldest activist charged under President Xi Jinping's regime -- 81-year-old self publishing his memoirs of Mao Zedong era is silenced

By Douglas Ernst – The Washington Times – Thursday, October 23, 2014

An 81-year-old man faces up to seven years in a Beijing prison for online criticism of the… 605 more words

Letter To A Daughter

My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. 330 more words


My Grandma’s Small Food Shop, the Wisdom of the Elderly


Grandma told me, that she was going to open up a small food shop, at the head of the street, and we were all surprised by this. 568 more words


A Lifetime of Love: a poem

Staff Writer

Our mom and dad tuck us into bed and take the scary monsters out of our heads.

They tell us a story and kiss us “Goodnight,” and we ask them to turn on our shiny night… 298 more words

Sword And Shield