Even though I typically feel some sadness or melancholy around my birthday, that feeling caught me unprepared this morning. After all, it's a clear-blue-sky sunny day after a night of thunderstorms. Everything feels clearer, sharper. More alive. Except me. It's my birthday week. A reminder that I'm aging quickly, that life has gotten harder in … Continue reading Do you ever feel sad around your birthday? I do.
I have now made it to my 59th birthday. And I have to say . . . this past year made those clichés about aging and health the truth for me! The weather has caused some aches over the years - but nothing like since my double knee replacement in September. If you want to … Continue reading On turning 59: Growing older
The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men / Gang aft agley (The best-laid plans of mice and men / Go oft awry) - Robert Burns Today is my 58th birthday, the one that matches my birth year of 1958. And for the first time since I was 17, I'm in the Coastal Empire on my birthday, specifically, … Continue reading A birthday lesson on letting go of expectations