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There are just some things this old boomer would prefer to no longer do . . .

As I was contemplating an uncoming overnight stay away from home the other day, it suddenly struck me that we have become our parents. I remember my parents becoming increasingly reluctant to come to the city to visit me as they got older. Now, I totally get it. There are many things we baby boomers are longer comfortable doing and many other things we find…

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Finally! A movie baby boomers can appreciate.

Whenever Tom Hanks stars in a movie, you can be assured it’s worth the price of admission. Currently in movie theatres, A Man Called Otto is no exception. There are no superheroes, enemy aliens, interplanetary threats of annihilation, monsters, or weapons-toting bad guys. It’s a wonderful character study of a man our age who is facing everyday life challenges. Hanks plays a curmudgeon called Otto…

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Who loves you more than your pet?

We love and cherish our pets as if they were our children. When I was growing up we had yellow Labrador Retrievers. Over the last forty years, I’ve been the proud parent of a series of tiny dogs including three Maltese and the current animal-in-residence, a Yorkshire Terrier. I fell in love with Yorkies in the late sixties when I lived on Spencer Avenue near…

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A book and a movie about issues most men never have to deal with

The Book: No Filter I recently finished reading No Filter, The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful by the famous former super-model Paulina Porizkova who was once the face of Estée Lauder. Porizkova was given only three months by her publisher to write her book so she chose to focus on grieving and aging. While these two subjects are highly relevant and meaty, there was…

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Yay! We made it through and to another year!

The reason I never have and never will make New Year’s resolutions is that I know I will never stick to them so why create a useless source of stress in my life. Lose weight? Exercise more? Get more creative in the kitchen? Nah! Without a doubt, certain aspects of my lifestyle could use improvement but for the most part I’m living my best life…

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