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Romance

Senior Men Won’t Date Senior Women

I was looking at senior online dating profiles the other day when I found a man who was absolutely perfect for me: smart, funny, and creative. Like me, he enjoys books and museums and swimming and long walks. And like me, he doesn’t drink or smoke. A perfect match! Too Old for Him There was…

Cremation New Death Tax
Finance Senior Stories

Cremation: The New Death Tax

Over the past few years, cremation has overtaken traditional burial as the preferred method of disposal of human bodies after death. Naturally,  government entities have found a new way to “death tax” it. Today close to 55 percent of people in the United States prefer cremation. That’s up from more than double the percentage a…

Teens Angry by Retarded
Senior Stories

R Word Against Theirs

“He’s retarded.” Does that make you flinch? Do you hate that word? Its banishment by the Cultural-Awareness-and-Sensitivity Squad (and, officially, Obama in 2010) is fine with me. Colloquial use, especially as an insult, is abhorrent and causes pain. Being father to a wonderful young man who used to be mentally retarded but is now intellectually…

Military Service Zippo Lighter
Senior Stories

Military Service: I Couldn’t Make It Today!

Military Service Today Somewhere I read or heard a news story saying less than 30 percent of this country’s young people between the ages of 18 and 24 could qualify for military service today. By the standards they have set for joining our “All Voluntary” military services these days it’s a little tougher than in…

Frank Kaiser and David Whitney - Not Really Lost
Senior Stories

I’m Not Really Lost! I Know Where I’m Going

My late father-in-law made a magnetic sign that said, “Age is like old underwear, it creeps up on you” and stuck it on his refrigerator door a few years before he died I used to chuckle when I saw it and then a couple of years ago it dawned on me just what he meant….

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