Tempus Fugit: On the Occasion of My 60th Birthday


“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” ― Andy Rooney So, today I turn 60 years old. On the day I was born: “I’m not ready to let the youthful part of myself go yet. If maturity means becomingContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: On the Occasion of My 60th Birthday”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, March 2, 2023, or: Countdown to the Big Six-Oh: ‘And the Clock is Running….’


With slightly less than three days before I leave my 50s behind and enter the twilight zone of my 60s, I received my first birthday present this afternoon. No, it was not a “birthday present from me to me.” If you wish to label any of my nonessential purchases at Amazon in March as such,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, March 2, 2023, or: Countdown to the Big Six-Oh: ‘And the Clock is Running….’”

Tempus Fugit (Countdown to the Big Six-Oh Edition): Hazy, Fragmented Memories of Birthdays in Colombia


If you’re a regular visitor of this space, you know that both my older half-sister Vicky and I celebrate – or observe, or endure – our respective birthdays just five days apart in early March. Vicky was born on March 10, 1950, while I came along nearly 13 years after on March 5, 1963. IContinue reading “Tempus Fugit (Countdown to the Big Six-Oh Edition): Hazy, Fragmented Memories of Birthdays in Colombia”

Tempus Fugit (Countdown to the Big Six-Oh Edition): Where Did the Time Go?


The Relentless Flight of Time Oh, my. Where did the time go? I swear. It seems like it was only yesterday that we were ushering in 2023, and…poof! Suddenly it’s February 28, the last day of the second month. And, on Sunday, March 5, I will go from being 59 years old to 60 yearsContinue reading “Tempus Fugit (Countdown to the Big Six-Oh Edition): Where Did the Time Go?”

Counting Down to the Big Six-Oh: The Stuff that Helps Keep Me ‘Young at Heart’


“You’re never too old to be young.” ― Charles F Glassman As you know, I’ll be celebrating my 60th birthday in (as I write this) less than 29 days. This, of course, means that I have many of the responsibilities and some of the skills that a guy my age has. I pay rent. IContinue reading “Counting Down to the Big Six-Oh: The Stuff that Helps Keep Me ‘Young at Heart’”