Adventures In Aging

First, let me just say, I am so sorry for all the jokes I made about my parents.


Today I went to the eye doctor. They had me watch a video about cataract surgery. The assistant gave me an iPad and showed me how to start the video. I pushed the start arrow to assure her I wasn’t senile. It was then, I realized I am my parents and I’m not 34 anymore

The only way to stop the aging process is to die. I take vitamins, antioxidants, trying hard to eat whole foods and get moderate exercise, but here I am…..watching a video on cataract surgery. I don’t want to die yet, so I might as well laugh, as many before me have decided. Let’s have fun!

Always Needed

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Setting Goals

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Sacrifice for Life

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Lazy Or Undisciplined

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Finding Self in Aging

The two guys in the picture above are local guys I believe. I saw them at a local Farmer’s Market playing primarily the same measures of music over and over. The tune was catchy and never irritating. Another older man nearby was selling items of clothing...

1 Comment

  1. Moe Russ

    Your sensitivity is inspiring


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