Tag Archives: aging

Another Year Older, But I’m Not Complaining

Another year has slipped right through my fingers.  Another year of feeling the ravages of time in every creaking, Aspercremed joint, another year of watching gravity turn a pair of sock puppets and a belly button into sweaty dance partners, … Continue reading

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What We Really, Really Want

It’s 3 a.m. and I am wide awake—again. I untangle from my sweat-soaked sheets and stumble blindly into the bathroom for the third time since crawling into bed just a few hours earlier. There’s no need to turn on the lights; … Continue reading

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The Good Ol’ Days?

A Morning in My World, 2015 I awkwardly maneuver my stiff, creaking limbs off the pillow top mattress, and then I stumble to the bathroom counter to insert my contacts so I can see walls and doors before I run into … Continue reading

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Older than Zip Codes–Yep, That’s Me

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I will be 55 years old. Fifty-five. Years. Old. The double nickel. Halfway through my fifties and skidding downhill toward my . . . I can’t even say it. Holy cow. How in the heck … Continue reading

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Standing at the Top of That Towering Hill

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre Imagine climbing a long, towering hill. At the beginning of your journey, the summit is hidden in the … Continue reading

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What sets your heart free?

“Drink from the well of your self and begin again.” –Charles Bukowski That nasty ol’ polar vortex finally sauntered out of town last week, but Old Man Winter is still hanging around, teasing us with just enough sunshine to beckon … Continue reading

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It’s the Journey That Matters

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway This past weekend I attended yet another funeral–this one for a good man who fought a long, … Continue reading

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Pain, Gain, Guts, Glory . . . And Pickles

“Let those winds of time blow over my head, I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead.” –Jimmy Buffett, lyrics from “Growing Older But Not Up” He caught me off guard, in a weak moment when pride … Continue reading

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Back When I Wasn’t Old

Everyone is the age of their heart. ~Guatemalan Proverb You know how it is–or, at least, I hope you do. While looking for one misplaced item, you stumble across something else–something long forgotten–and suddenly a switch is flipped, a memory … Continue reading

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Drinkin’ the Wild Air, Part I

On September 23, 1995,* my husband took possession of his first Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a pearl blue 1996 Dyna Wide Glide. That purchase was the fulfillment of a life-long dream for him, but for me flying down the road on the … Continue reading

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