aging · being · growing old · musings

Act Your Age

One of my favorite bloggers, who writes honestly and insightfully about aging, recently noted we glorify older people who are active, those who at 70 or 80 are romping around like 40 year olds. As a society we want old folks to not act like ‘old folks’, but instead run, dive, explore, walk, bike, swim,… Continue reading Act Your Age

age gap · aging · Grandchildren · grandparents · Understanding

Bridging the Age Gap

I follow a blog, Time Goes By, written by a 77-year-old woman who has been studying and writing about aging for 25 years (https://www.timegoesby.net/weblog/2018/10/two-excellent-stories-of-youth-and-elders-together.html). It is a great read and if you are interested in what is going on in government and society regarding the elderly, I highly recommend her contributions to the subject of… Continue reading Bridging the Age Gap

aging · Big Geek Dad · wisdom

Getting Older Wisely

I’m glad I am not enduring the high temperatures that are raging in south central Texas this summer. The high temps in San Miguel de Allende are in the mid-80s with lows in the 50s; mild when compared to parts of the United States. I enjoy a leisurely walk every day, and often stop in… Continue reading Getting Older Wisely

aging · Mexico · retirement · San Miguel de Allende · stress

Learning Not to Do

Doing nothing is stressful. Guilt accosts idleness. Nervousness infringes on slow. Inaction breeds shame. I carried those feelings throughout my life and they remained in my retirement mind, cluttering the new reality that aging introduces. I grew up knowing there was one path on life’s road and it was marked ‘fast’: work hard, stay busy,… Continue reading Learning Not to Do

aging · memories · Memory Loss · mistakes · Uncategorized · Wine

Who Was That Unmasked Woman?

I thought I was losing my mind (which isn’t the first time), because I was seen somewhere I hadn’t been. Or, I didn’t think I had been there, but maybe I had since a friend was so adamant about my presence. In fact, she had a picture of me socializing with other attendees and recalled… Continue reading Who Was That Unmasked Woman?

aging · excuses · hearing · humor · Memory · Uncategorized · weight

There Are Advantages to being 75

I’m so glad to be my age. Being ‘old’, ‘wise one’, ‘elderly’, ‘all knowing’, ‘aged’, ‘over the hill’, or whatever term is used to describe someone 75 or older, allows me to have excuses for lots of failings. I have reasons for the many things I want to avoid. For instance, I want to ignore… Continue reading There Are Advantages to being 75