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To Sail Beyond the Sunset: Nomadland

Tennyson's greatest work, IMHO, is "Ulysses." In it, he portrays an older man looking back at a life of adventure and challenge. He is unwilling to go softly into that night of age and diminished capacity. Instead, he looks for... Continue Reading →

A Crying Jag

Today I looked for my Osprey Aether 58 backpack in its storage place in my garage. ("58" refers to the total internal volume in liters but you can always strap additional gear to the outside. I'm hoping to do some... Continue Reading →

Adulting

A boy is not a man. Likewise, a girl is not a woman. An adult has knowledge, wisdom, and experience that an adolescent will need years or even decades to acquire. An adolescent thinks about the next day, the next... Continue Reading →

Bodies — Amanda M. Blake

After seeing MIDSOMMAR in the theater, I have a few Thoughts. Bodies don’t bother me. Oh, my body bothers me, but that’s different. I’m not talking about attractiveness. I’m talking about the very idea that we have flesh instead of... Continue Reading →

Another day, another death in the family.

I am about to bury my mother-in-law. She was just over a hundred years old. I knew her for longer than I knew my adoptive mother, who died at 55. I have buried many people. My biological mother died a... Continue Reading →

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