Category Archives: Aging

Aging and caring for the aging

Return to Paradise

Sometimes something that we’ve looked forward to for a while turns out to be a disappointment. Sometimes, it turns out to be even better than we imagined! Continue reading

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Aging Ain’t Much of a Spectator Sport

When I realized that my “jump shot” had turned into a “hop shot,” I knew that while the athletes I watched seemed to be getting younger, I wasn’t. Continue reading

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Obituaries

Andy Schuler’s funeral reminded me that the most important parts of our life stories may not be included in our published obituaries. Continue reading

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Of Empathy and Experience

Sometimes the Lord has to put us into someone else’s place to put us into our place… experience can lead to empathy, if our hearts are open. Continue reading

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Pride and Self-Prejudice

If life was fair, you’d never have to choose between getting hearing aids or getting a new bass boat. Suck it up, buttercup! Continue reading

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Houston, You Have a Problem

Now that I’m coming out of the closet about my hearing impairment I want the rest of you to know that I expect you to fix it… Continue reading

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No Joking Matter

In his eighties, Dad joked “I used to tell people I was hard of hearing; now I’m just plain deaf.” Dealing with my own hearing loss now, I’m not sure he really thought it was all that funny… Continue reading

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