As I sit writing in the pre-dawn, a blessing arrives: the sound of raindrops on my patio roof. I’m struck by inspiration: how beautiful it would be to feel the drops on my skin. I set my notebook aside and open the front door, but there’s a problem.
Are things beginning to change in the way we see older folks in our culture? [Read more…]
There’s this conundrum in older age, and it bedevils me: Should we speed up, because we don’t have as much time left, or slow down (finally) and enjoy our leisure? [Read more…]
A couple days ago, my writing group gave me a ration of crap. They started out nice, and then they got pornographic. [Read more…]
Reporters love to interview old people and ask how they reached such an advanced age. In theory this will be helpful. It never is. [Read more…]