Archive for April, 2013

Not On the Same Page

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

For a couple to experience long-term success in marriage, it’s critical that they share similar DSC_0088values and goals about the important things in life.  John and I are the quintessential example of how opposites can co-exist as long as their views on money, religion, child rearing, and sex are compatible.  Of those four areas, money has been the biggest challenge for us, but we have worked through most of our issues and arrived at a mutually acceptable place.  At least that’s where I thought we were until John retired.  For the last two years, it has become increasingly obvious that we are not on the same page. (more…)

Act Your Age

Friday, April 19th, 2013

As a miscreant youth, I was often admonished to “act your age.”  I’m not sure I ever followed Vintage Roller Skatesthose instructions as a child or as an adult, and I often wonder when I will start to FEEL my age.  Except for those occasions when I really over- exert myself and an old softball injury creates problems with my left knee, I can’t point to any differences between today and 30 years ago.  I don’t take any medication, and as long as the activity doesn’t require a lot of flexibility, you can count me in.  I have discussed this with several of my friends, and they share my feelings on the subject.  I certainly don’t look the same, and I hope I have gained some wisdom and insight over the years that guide my actions, but I still FEEL exactly the same.  Unless I roller skate. (more…)

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