Assisted Living

I’m returning from a trip out to Seattle to help my 85 year old father move in to an assisted living facility.  My brother and sister and our significant others have spent the weekend sorting through our past.  Remembering special experiences attached to certain household items, and trying to decide what to keep and what…

Is Old Age Overrated?

Having arrived at the ripe old age of 53, I recently played in a golf tournament in which I was classified with the “Senior” group.  So I found myself playing from the up tees with men who were by and large older than me.  As we talked, almost to a man, our conversation would drift…

The Intruding World

For the first time in several years, a meeting in South Alabama gave me and my wife an opportunity to go to the gulf for a few days of relaxation at the beach.  We looked forward to this opportunity for months. Unfortunately, due to the weather and scheduling, we had not had the opportunity to…