Monthly Archives: February 2011

To reimagine oneself after age 50 … how many people have done it?

Here’s how you get rid of a whole generation of well-educated, highly compensated, middle-aged middle management – now superannuated in the Neo-Gilded Age. It’s a long-term plan. First, strip their pensions from them. Offer them 401(K)s instead (“this is so … Continue reading

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Get thee behind me, Satan

I ended up going back to the hospital with “stroke-like symptoms” again the day after that last post. ( I actually wrote it on Feb. 3.) That little demon doesn’t just whisper that I shouldn’t be alive. He also tells … Continue reading

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All this fear

that *this* bad thing will happen, *that* bad thing will happen. I’ll get dizzy in the bathroom, fall down and hit my head… My blood pressure will kill me before I wake up… I’m going to have another stroke… Some … Continue reading

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Standing at the kitchen sink, 11:15 PM

I should wash the dishes every night at the end of a long, varied day. I am usually too tired to sit still for very long; I start to fall asleep when I do. But doing something physical produces just … Continue reading

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