Tag Archives: Aging

End Game

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here A number of people have made memorable comments about the end of life: Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. Ben FranklinThe idea is to die young as late as possible. Ashley MontaguWhen you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it. Marlene DietrichI would rather die a meaningful death than… Read more »

Never Alone

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here It’s easy to argue that there has never been a better time to be old.  Senior adults, in general, are the beneficiaries of more opportunities, better healthcare, greater disposable income, and longer life than any generation in history. During the heyday of the Roman Empire, average life expectancy was 28. Today,… Read more »

Numbering Our Days

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here Throughout the month of August, we’re looking at Ecclesiastes, that strange and seemingly “modern” Old Testament book that depicts what happens when humanity searches for ultimate meaning apart from God.  Among the many wonderful quips about growing old, some of the best come from those who have been there and done that…. Read more »

Never Too Old

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A number of years ago I drove to south Florida with two of my teenage sons. We were hungry late one night, so we hopped into our car and went through the drive-through at the local Wendy’s.  I made our request for burgers and fries, then pulled up to the window.  I was surprised to learn that our food didn’t… Read more »