Category Archives: baby boomers

Pilates stretches me to my meager limits

I don’t like going to my Pilates classes. Flexibility isn’t my thing. Never has been. When I was a first-grader at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sister Philomena saw fit to call me “grandpa” because I couldn’t bounce around like a … Continue reading

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Psychedelic drugs emerging from the dark ages

The headline surprised me: “How LSD Saved One Woman’s Marriage.” That’s not the sort of thing I expect to see in the New York Times, which fancies itself the country’s newspaper of record. The times must be a-changin’. In the … Continue reading

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Jackie Kennedy holds up better than JFK

In my old age, I find that Jackie Kennedy has become more interesting to me and JFK more disappointing. I give my youthful self a pass for accepting the stage-managed illusions of the day. I did not come of age … Continue reading

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Some Thanksgivings better than others

Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul, I account it high time to reflect on Thanksgivings past. They were happy holidays when I was a kid. We had big family meals with up to 25 people at … Continue reading

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Feeling the need to calculate my life expectancy

  How many years do I have left to live? God only knows. But that question has been on my mind because this year marks a dubious milestone. I turned 70½, which means the Internal Revenue Service wants me to … Continue reading

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