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Is Aging BS?

This is a really interesting article from Amanda Allen – an amazing 44 year old CrossFit athlete. I have mixed feelings about the article, but I like the overall tone. 13 more words

Goofy in the Airport

Mother accompanied me to visit a relative a few months ago.  It was a route I flew often enough to get expedited security.  I explained to security I did not want to be separated from my elderly mother.   71 more words


Begin with the End in Mind: Aging

This is beautiful. They say that one way for things to be clearer today, is to think about the end and make decisions accordingly. St. Ignatius has this Contemplation where he asks one going on retreat to imagine himself/herself in his/her deathbed, and to use that vantage point in making your particular decision: in your deathbed, would this decision matter? 59 more words


Velvet Verbosity: Smooth

This post is in response to the 100 word writing challenge from Velvet Verbosity where we are asked to write 100 words inspired by a single prompt. 106 more words

Weekly Writing Challenges

It has nothing to do with perky boobs or line-free faces: one man's perspective

The recycled topic usually comes up before 7 AM. After I’ve taken my first glance in the mirror. Before rationality emerges from my morning yoga practice. 708 more words

In The Moment


“Infection,” you said, “this

notion ‘culture,’ something passed

as real, when, really,

it’s propaganda,

a sort of ought-to-be we’d

so love to be true.”

I could only see sun… 34 more words


Another Year Gone

Today is another last day of school in our house. They just started school a few weeks ago but now we have a college graduate, a rising senior in high school, and a rising 8th grader. 57 more words

My Progeny