Purses

 

The Middle Age Follies

A Slightly Skewed Look At Life

By And For Those Of Us On The North Side Of 50

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 Men have it easy. Admit it. Whether we’re preparing for a ten-day excursion to the most exotic of exotic locales, or a trip to the local hardware store, or doing any number of manly things in manly ways with our manly friends, one and only one item accompanies each and every sojourn: our wallet. Continue reading

The Science Experiment Featuring A Pickle

The Middle Age Follies

A Slightly Skewed Look At Life

By And For Those Of Us On The North Side Of 50

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The creativity and curiosity of children is a wonderful and fascinating adventure to behold. Watching our youngsters delight in their discoveries of and about life at every turn is a joyful experience for every parent.
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Conversations

The Middle Age Follies

A Slightly Skewed Look At Life

By And For Those Of Us On The North Side Of 50

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Over the years, as conversations with our teenagers gradually decreased in substance and volume to the point where we were reduced to uttering cartoon cloud punctuation marks as the sum total of our exchanges, I became aware of one factor which may have been the source of a great deal of mutual consternation. Continue reading

Things I Don’t Understand* About Women: Colors

 

The Middle Age Follies

A Slightly Skewed Look At Life

By And For Those Of Us On The North Side Of 50

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* Part 12, Vol 351, Sub series 4, chapter 117, Paragraph 8, Clause 79, sub-paragraph 245 (xu – subset iii of Series 107 Edition G, file folder # 312 of 468)

My wife cannot leave the house unless she is wearing … her earrings. Bless her heart, she does get quite upset when she arrives at a destination and realizes she’s forgotten to put them on. Continue reading

Your Daughter’s Boyfriend: Aim Carefully

 

The Middle Age Follies

A Slightly Skewed Look At Life

By And For Those Of Us On The North Side Of 50

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    Okay! We have a spot in the living room where I can clearly see the front walkway, so the trick is for me to get an idea of when “the boyfriend” is going to show up. Play it up … act very interested and hap- … ha- … hap- … (deep breath … good thoughts … serenity now!) happy that he is coming over. Continue reading

Driving Lessons – Part 1

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The Middle Age Follies

A Slightly Skewed Look At Life

By And For Those Of Us On The North Side Of 50

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Teaching teens to drive is a primary cause of aging in older Americans. In fact, most adult parents would still be in their late-twenties were it not for the fact that we have to teach children how to drive actual cars—the kinds with engines and steering wheels and everything—and on roads containing other real cars! Continue reading

Donuts & Diets

A Slightly Skewed Look At Life By And For Those Of Us On The North Side Of 50

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Some time ago, my new Bible (the collection of 356 monthly mailings from the AARP) published a blurb about a medical study conducted on the health-benefit scent of doughnuts. I ripped the article out, fully intending to savor every word. I knew I had to be certain of all my facts so that I could properly defend myself during the inevitable argument I would have with my wife once I proposed that we henceforth adjourn to Dunkin’ Donuts every morning for “special time” together. Continue reading