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Getting Old

Getting Old–Suddenly

Most people think that getting old (or older) is a gradual process.  Maybe it is, physiologically.  But in my case I have had no really demonstrable signs of aging, unless you look at my white hair that transitioned from...
"If a story is in you, it has got to come out." William Faulkner ‘There’s no sawdust on the floor in your butcher shop.’ I said to a local Kingston butcher as he cut my meat. ‘There’s hasn’t been for years.’ He answered. ‘Don’t they carry hind...
What do you do when you have nowhere to hide from a family history of illnesses? High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart problems can be treated and monitored with medication, changing your diet, and regular doctor visits....
Hearing about Naomi Judd's passing due to her mental illness might be a wake-up call for some; however, there will still be others resistant to seeking treatment. I know several people who are either friends of mine or acquaintances...
Mark Andrew, a self-taught musician, a man I have known for seven years, is one of those people who can make everyone he meets feel at ease. He is always there to help his friends in need, even if...
Now that I am sixty-three, I have thoughts based on long ago memories. Some are disturbing, some are wonderful, and some are plain hilarious. Not long ago, my sister, who lives in Chattanooga near me, stopped by for a...
Do you remember when you were a child, and someone made fun of you or called you a name? Do you remember how hurt you were and how you ran home and cried? Now that you are an adult,...
When I was first introduced to Peter, he wasn’t interested in receiving help from others let alone me, a stranger. His daughter was surprised he let me through the front door for my first shift. Peter was comfortable in...
Photo by Cody Board on Unsplash I'm 74, and, fortunately, in good health.  But about the time Covid-19 swept the world in early 2020 I was diagnosed with bladder cancer (still don't know how I got it, but see nextavenue.org for the complete...
Photo by alevision.co on Unsplash I recently had a birthday and am nearly a quarter century "old."   I share my age with at least 60 million boomers, assuming that all those of my generation who once thought they'd "live forever"...