Category Archives: middle-aged


The boss of me has put the company on the market. It might be a few weeks or it might be several months, but soon I’m going to be loose in the world, untethered for the first time in my … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

I am not a big fan of the New Year’s resolution. I think it sets me up early on for disappointment in myself because I tend to let my big plans (No more dessert! Save $1000 dollars! Cut down all … Continue reading

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How time slips away

Not so long ago, I asked my mother to play “The Entertainer,” by Scott Joplin. She said, “I don’t know that song.” If you ever wondered how you would know childhood was definitively over, I can tell you that it … Continue reading

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I can’t see.

I’ve worn glasses or contacts since third grade, so it’s not like it’s a surprise I can’t see, but it’s a surprise that I’m also far-sighted now. Presbyopia, they call it. They tell me it’s because of my age. I’m … Continue reading

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