Cancer Mortality Radiation Time
Health & Medical

Cancer Mortality: Radiation Time

The Big “C” can play great games with the mind. In my case, it isn’t the first time. I’ve been plagued with one or more types of cancer and luckily avoided many others in my 83 years. But, regardless of what I am facing, there are days it just runs amuck in my brain. 3…

Beauty of Women Treading Modern Society
Senior Stories

Beauty of Women: Treading Modern Society

A lady I see quite often showed up the other day in an outfit that made her stand out stunningly. Normally I would have complicated her on it but this time I lost my nerve and kept my mouth shut. As an octogenarian and an old white male in our modern society, I am at…

Spring Has Sprung: Animals Flourish
Senior Stories

Spring Has Sprung: Animals Flourish

Spring is here in Florida, but then it never really left. We had a couple of days when the temperatures dipped into the 40s, but not for long. Spring for me comes when the squirrels in the giant live oak tree off my porch on the 16th fairway of an old golf course in west-central Florida…

public discourse civility
Senior Stories

Public Discourse: Is Civility Dead?

Our public discourse today seems to have turned into a battle of bitter words. What has become of civility? Civility is one of my favorite words. It was drilled into me by an Anglican-raised grandmother and a political grandfather. He was a prominent senator in Ohio in the mid-20th Century. It wasn’t a matter of getting…

Thought Police: Losing Freedom of Speech
Political Senior Stories Technology

Thought Police: Losing Freedom of Speech

I got to Japan ten years after World War II ended. It was when an armistice between the United Nations and North Korea had stopped fighting in the Korean Police Action. The Cold War was in its infancy and I was an intelligence analyst in the old Army Security Agency in what was then known…

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