Tag: Baby Boomers

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 »

10 Things That Suck, part 3

There are things that suck in life. Little things. Big things. Annoying things. (First world things, certainly, but still.) And now, from a cranky old guy’s very, very long list of things that suck: the next 10 things that suck: 21. Old Drivers (I get it— their reflexes are slower and their eyesight’s not what... Read more »

Auld Lang Whine

I’ve done just about everything there is to do for New Year’s Eve… I’ve done the small get-together at someone’s apartment. I’ve stood outside the strip of bars at Division and Rush yelling with thousands of strangers. One year I worked most of the night, picking up a shift from a fellow bartender who begged... Read more »

Only as old as you feel, right?

“Your problem is quite common for someone your age.” I get that a lot lately, mostly from doctors. This time it was my ophthalmologist connecting my latest ailment with the latest turn of the page on my personal calendar. I came to her office because my eyes were filled with what could best be described... Read more »