Category Archives: Ageing

Mono lens

Like many people my age, my short-sightedness is now compounded by long-sightedness, and I need one pair of glasses to walk around, and another pair just for reading. Of course I could do bi-focals (how… outdated) or get progressive lenses … Continue reading

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Coffee and Career

Serious coffee drinkers treat the search for good coffee the way they go about securing their career. They consider things like body, flavour, aroma, subtle notes just as they would consider the career’s promise, relevance, importance, and maybe status and … Continue reading

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Stir crazy

So after the three days of monitoring and allowing my BP to shoot to 200, the doctors put me back on anti-hypertensives, and would slowly bring down my BP to normal. So I was admitted on a Friday (about 2 … Continue reading

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Duty, Courage, and Responsibility

In the last week or so, there were two stories that evoke a response from me. One was the story of Scott Peterson, the Deputy Sheriff at Florida Parkland school shooting who took cover while the gunman was shooting and … Continue reading

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On dying of old age.

I was telling Z to be careful about something (I forget what) or she might die. “What’s ‘die’?” “It’s like going to sleep and never waking up. You can’t move, you can’t see, you can’t hear, you can’t eat, you … Continue reading

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Banking on Retirement

My Citibanker called a few weeks ago. I did not know I had one. Business is bad, he did not say. So in addition to the High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) or “Privileged” Customers, they have decided to go down … Continue reading

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The Scent (or stink) of Age

I’m starting to smell like an old man. It’s the smell of koyok – the medicated heat patch (a.k.a. the “Ben Gay smell”). The old man’s (or person’s) smell. And today I restrained myself from having a “Dad moment“. My … Continue reading

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