There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! - Percy Bysshe Shelley October ushered in warmish temperatures and sunny skies, perfect weather for touring my neighborhood. I walked some days, biked … [Read more...] about Ambling Around Town
The pounding abruptly woke me from my morning slumber. I sat up in bed, groggy sleepiness clouding my mind. What was going on? It took a few seconds to focus. I jumped out of bed - still in my pj's - and dashed around to the front door. A policeman stood on my front porch, banging on the door. He … [Read more...] about Bang! Bang! Bang!
Summer’s unofficial close occurs Labor Day weekend in the United States. For most people vacations end, summer homes are boarded up, and kids return to school. But an increasingly large portion of the population, including retirees, enjoy an extended summer – the second summer season. Second … [Read more...] about The Boomers Enjoy Second Summer Activities
And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. – Oscar Wilde Observers of nature witness subtle changes that indicate summer will momentarily morph into fall. For most of my life, I paid little heed to nature’s seasonal transformation. For me, the end of summer meant the arrival of a different time … [Read more...] about Concert in the Park…noting seasonal change
By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry. – Jack Dempsey As we get older and more stuff clogs our mind, new information and experiences shove older material into the far reaches of our brain. We forget math equations learned in high school, the authors … [Read more...] about Freedom to Forget
I don’t remember wondering what my future would be like when a kid. As an 8 or 9 or 10-year-old, did I think about my adult life? I doubt it. I am sure I would never have talked about my life as a senior citizen facing retirement. What would I do? What kind of world would I be living … [Read more...] about Ten Life-in-these-United-States features (most of us) didn’t predict 50 years ago