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I Am That Old

Back in 2004, I wrote a musing called “Not That Old,” when I received in the mail a card from AARP. At the time, I found it hilarious because 1) I was only 32 years old, 2) I’d only been married less than a year, 3) I had no kids, and 4) I’d only been working full-time in┬ámy career as a college┬áprofessor for less than two years. 635 more words


The Virtue of Crushing Routine

Long-time members of my readership know that I grew up in a Navy family. By the age of ten, I moved four times, crossing the Pacific Ocean and the continental United States three times, and attending four different elementary schools. 892 more words


Where I'll Be in 2026

It’s Easter Sunday, and for the past forty days and forty nights (the Lenten season before Easter) I haven’t done the traditional “New Year’s Resolution, Catholic-Style” of giving up red meat, coffee, or whatever food I should be partaking less of anyways. 1,070 more words