How We Spend Our Time

How We Spend Our Time

I turned 63 this past year, and as you can imagine, birthdays at this age have me thinking of time in a different way. Obviously, none of us know how much longer we’re going to live, but given my family medical history and the numbers I get at my doctor’s...
Hand-Me-Down Hats and Heritage

Hand-Me-Down Hats and Heritage

Old felt hats, two of them. One is perched high on a shelf at home and I have the other on proud display in my office. They’re dress hats, dark and classy—the kind that might make kids today think of old mobster movies. But when I look at those hats, each with a black...
Elderly People, a Wisdom School

Elderly People, a Wisdom School

I’m convinced Bill’s (not his real name) main delight in life was exasperating the staff at his retirement home. Out of sheer stubbornness, he rejected nearly everything that they said would be beneficial to him. He refused to wear his hearing aid, choosing instead to...