Archive for July 2014

Back in my day: bras, Speedos, and naked gym class

Back in my day: bras, Speedos, and naked gym class
Fashion changes with the times: from poodle skirts to platform shoes to flannel shirts to porkpie hats… But fashion also reflects the times. Everything from the length of women’s skirts to the color of their nail polish has been used to predict economic fluctuations. Fashion trends say a lot about the attitudes of a culture.... Read more »

How to make a cranky, old man

How to make a cranky, old man
I’ve got all the makings of a cranky, old man… everything but the front porch. We just sold our big house with a nice porch out front and moved into a rental with only a few cement steps instead. I’ve got no place to sit and wave my fist at passing kids who must be... Read more »

I was a teenaged Playboy subscriber

I had a best friend growing up. His name was Bill. We lived on the same street only he was on the far end of the next block. Bill and I started hanging out, playing together, so far back I have no memory of that first day or even that first year or two. Back... Read more »
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Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans
I’ve got a birthday coming up in a month or so. I’ll turn the same age my mother was when she died of a brain aneurism. My mom was down in Florida with my dad when it happened, visiting my oldest sister and her husband. My father had his first stroke a few months earlier.... Read more »