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  1. Aging Gracefully is a Myth

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    October 6, 2011 by Alison Grisham

    By Alison Grisham I finally went to get my new eyeglasses yesterday.  For over a year I’ve been getting by with some cheap, off-the-rack readers.  But I’ve gotten to that stage in my life where I need one prescription for actual reading and another one just to help me walk around… that is if I want to quit apologizing to inanimate objects for bumping into them.  Of course I also carry pairs in my purse and keep extras for back-up since I lose the originals with surprising regularity.  By the sheer number of eyeglasses I have lying around, you’d think Foster Grant was living with me. 

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  2. Taking Off

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    October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    I wish I could say I was better at air travel. But I really have to be in the right mood for all the effort… and especially… all the human interaction that it takes to fly.

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  3. W.H. Auden Said it Best

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    September 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    I have had more good fortune in my life than I have a right to expect and yet, when tragedy strikes, I, like many other people, feel that life is unfair.

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  4. Broke… But Not Broken

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    September 12, 2011 by wcobserver

    You know what’s getting really old? Being broke. The only time being broke looks good is when it’s at the beginning of a movie where the protagonist ends up being ridiculously rich two hours later. Anything else is just a real buzz kill.

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  5. Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

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    September 1, 2011 by wcobserver

    “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

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  6. I Didn’t Mind a Bit

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    August 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    Well, it finally happened. I wasn’t always sure we’d make it this far. But after years of milestones and a few madcap moments along the way, my oldest son left for college last week.

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  7. School Dazed

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    August 19, 2011 by wcobserver

    Let’s face it… it doesn’t matter if you love your kids with all the power of an exploding super nova. There are those little moments… those split seconds… that allow the faint whispers from the back of your mind to creep forward and say, “hmmm… how obscenely rich would I have been if I’d never had kids?”

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