Such is Life: Bob’s Parting Sorrow

“Honey,” I said to my husband, Bob, “it’s time to say goodbye.”

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Older but Not Wiser: The Weigh-in

My yearly physical was coming up, and that, of course, meant the dreaded, horrible, humiliating weigh-in.

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My 22 Cents’ Worth: The Peace of Christmases Past

It has now been 102 years since a Christmas when a sense of the brotherhood of humanity momentarily seized warring soldiers in Western Europe.

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On Life and Love after 50: Men Have Trouble Meeting Women

Usually, it’s the women who comment to me that meeting mature single men is difficult. But, lately, older men have also said meeting older single women is difficult.

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My 22 Cents’ Worth: Be All You Can Be

“Be All You Can Be” was the Army’s recruitment slogan from 1980 to 2001. Now that they have retired the slogan, it is fitting for the “army” of those 50 years of age and older to adopt that orphan.

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My 22 Cents’ Worth: Dreamland: Where the Action Is

Do you like adventurous experiences, maybe with a dose of shock that startles your tranquility? If so, there is no need to visit an amusement park.

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Fifties Flashback: ‘Don’t Worry … He Sees Us’

Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper once saw James Dean as an obnoxious attention-seeker in the Marlon Brando vein (she abhorred Brando) and even labeled Dean “another dirty shirttail actor.”

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Older But Not Wiser: The Nose Gets Lucky

The day started off great. I was taking my 3-year-old granddaughter, Summer, for a walk around the neighborhood. We were having a contest—who could spot the most birds. OK, I may have cheated a little and counted one bird twice, but she’s 3 years old has to learn the ways of the world.

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Armistice Agreement Ended Korean War 65 Years Ago This Month

The Korean War, which began on June 25, 1950, when the North Koreans invaded South Korea, officially ended on July 27, 1953.

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