Today, let’s push back against feelings of irrelevance that can creep into our lives as we age. We are living in a time and a culture where everyone wants to stay young as long as they can. Very few people want to get old. Indeed, this has always been a human desire, spawning famous quests … Continue reading You are NOT irrelevant as you age
"The days are long the years are brief." That's how someone described the parental passage of time to me once, and it is probably true. Time usually doesn't feel like it is flying by while it is happening, but when we look back it is easy to gasp and wonder, "How did my little kindergartener … Continue reading Which first day is harder for parents: kindergarten or a senior year of high school?
"Ready or not...here I come!" I used to shout those words after counting to 100 (or close enough) and then charging out to find my hiding compadres, but I never thought that a game of hide-and-seek would contain my parenting mantra. "Ready or not...I'm now and forever a dad." "Ready or not...my baby is starting … Continue reading Amber is driving…and other emotional things!
Why does gravity have to pull us down as we age? Why can’t we age in reverse direction, growing more taut, smooth, and muscular with the passing of each new decade? Certainly, we older people would appreciate looking “young” more than the younger generation who so effortlessly appears so. Why do we have to slump … Continue reading Sagging faces soaring hearts
My body took a minor beating this weekend. I was stung by a bee, developed a fierce ingrown nose hair, and tweaked my shoulder while weightlifting. Strangely, I didn’t react to the bee sting until two days later when I woke up with swelling, redness, and a noticeable heat emanating from the sting site. On … Continue reading Unimpressive miracles