Step Back Please: On Line at the Pharmacy

February 16, 2013 1:54 am0 comments
Step Back Please: On Line at the Pharmacy

There was a haphazard line at the pick-up window inside my local Walgreens pharmacy and I waited my turn well back from the counter. The gal behind the counter was discussing a drug order and the various costs with her immediate customer. He apparently had to make a choice about which prescriptions to pick […]

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Senior Addicts

November 12, 2012 9:31 pm0 comments
Senior Addicts

It seems every time you turn around there is another young person entering rehab. But addiction isn’t only for the young. I know you are thinking prescription drugs, but you would be wrong. All those meds you see in an older person’s home are desperately needed. As our bodies begin […]

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All the Little Flags

November 10, 2012 1:26 pm0 comments
All the Little Flags

They are still there, of course, the little flags that mark the graves of those killed on that famous Christmas raid on Trenton. Without that raid we might never have come to be. Did they have any notion of what they were starting? Sometimes, honestly, I even talk with them. […]

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…Or Are They?

September 28, 2012 1:12 pm0 comments

Whoever coined the phrase “Golden Years” must have been young and not well versed in growing old. The only gold we can see is in our outdated fillings, and most of them have given way to bridges, plates and implants. We awake each morning to a lot of aches and […]

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These ARE The Golden Years!

1:07 pm0 comments
Little Marilyn at 3 years old just found out she isn’t old enough to do something.

Too often these days I hear nothing but complaints from many of my fellow senior citizens who probably have every good reason to complain. Our health may be declining—which, after all, is inevitable—and our retirement savings seem to be going to pot, just like our bodies. I think it’s time […]

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The Hunter’s Lament

December 17, 2010 2:14 am0 comments
The Hunter’s Lament

It is something that happens almost every year around this time. Someone who doesn’t have any idea what is involved in deer hunting asks, “Can I have some deer meat?” I used to say “Sure… if I get one, I’ll give some to you,” but then I realized what’s involved […]

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