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BANKING BONUS

I just learned a new thing.

Rather than jump in the car and drive down to my bank to make a deposit,聽I can now use any one of my devices to click, capture and deposit those checks from the sanctuary that is my bedroom.

Who knew?

Yeah, well, probably a lot more people than I knew a lot sooner than I but it is still a revelation to me.

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Cyber Banking, I love it!

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There is just one little hitch. . .

This introvert now has one more reason not to leave home.

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So this is how hermits come to hermit and recluses recluse.

Setting all device alarms to “Outside.”

 

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AGING IN AMERICA

One day it hits you like that proverbial ton of bricks.

You are no longer a teenager.

You are no longer a young adult.

You are no longer middle-aged.

You are old.

Euphemistically, a senior.

More than half your life is behind you.

You could live your life celebrating the fact you are still here.

You could, that is, if America did not work so hard at thumbing its nose at you.

Doing its best to point out that wrinkles and gray roots are anathema.

Wisdom is no longer revered.

Emeritus really means out to pasture.

Pursuits of achievement and awards are relics from the past.

Expectations for more are rooted in yesterday.

Aging in America is too often the death rattle for women.

Wrinkles become the bane of the mirror.

Makeup settles into creases and crevices hitherto unknown.

Eyelashes and eyebrows betray her with gray growth.

Hair thins and arm wings flap.

Body parts that once stood proudly, now sit down, never to stand again without support.

A cougar when she relishes the company of a younger man.

An old fool if she is wealthy.

“Growing old is not for sissies!”

It is for those who have the courage to age in America without apology!

Come, grow old with me. . .