It seems every day now some famous personality or former friend has passed away and at 68 it makes me think sometimes of my own mortality.
Tuesday is St. Patrick's Day, a day celebrated throughout the land with parades and merriment and music. In Conyers there is a parade and the world's shortest run. The parade begins at 4:30 the run at 5 p.m.
Last Thursday Molly and I traveled to a very cold Atlanta to catch a performance of the musical Wicked.
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One of the issues facing you if you're a baby boomer is something that pills and exercise won't help. If your parents are still alive, they're still 18-plus years older than you.
I read someplace that everyone at one time or another has his or her 15 minutes of fame. I don't know if that is true or not but I did have a moment in the national spotlight once and of all the good things that I have ever done which could have brought that famous 15 minutes into my life, I earned mine for just having fun.
With graduation just a few days behind us, it brought my own days in school to mind.
I have always, as far back as I can remember, had a fascination for politics.
This is a tough Mother's Day for me as I am sure it is for any of you whose mom might be suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's. Molly and I were talking about what to send my mother this year and there really isn't anything that I know of that she needs. Actually sending gifts is a way for us to feel good about ourselves anyway.
For the past week, instead of the major media writing about the economy, worrying about the apparent lying in our federal government or bringing to light proper care of veterans, it has focused its attention on Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
It's amazing, in a short 68 years since the beginning of the baby boomer age, how attitudes and meanings have changed so dramatically.
I was driving between Covington and Rockdale the other day and listening to one of the "oldies" stations when the song "Moon River" played, which got me reminiscing about my first date.
If you are considered to be the first of the baby boomers you are in your 60's.
There was a story on the news recently that the Obama administration is freeing almost as many illegal immigrants as they are rounding up on our western boarders.
The other day I was listening to a group of millennials (birth years ranging from 1980s to the early 2000's) being interviewed by a person who does such things and, with the exception of one person, almost every ideal they discussed was different than the ideals we were brought up on.
The truth of the matter is that most of us have a great deal to be thankful for of all the discoveries that have made modern medicine a pure miracle.
On Saturday of last week, I attended the annual workshop meeting of the folks who make Newton County's 2050 plan work.
With all this mess we have been going through with Russia again, I have been thinking that, as baby boomers, we have lived under fear of some type of war with Russia all of our lives.
There are some who believe that the world is divided into estates: the first estate being the church, the second being the government, and the third being the people. The fourth estate is generally reserved for the media.