Socratic Method
Senior Stories

Socratic Method and Other Tortures

It was the last examination of my last year in law school. The class was Remedies which details what damages can be awarded in any successful civil lawsuit. Public Discourse: Is Civility Dead? I had finished the first two essay questions and still had two hours left. Then I put a blank sheet into my…

Favorite Senior Hobbies - Senior Man Working in Workshop
Senior Stories

Favorite Senior Hobbies: Up in Smoke

We all should have a hobby to keep us from fading into oblivion in our sunset years. I have had two and they both seemed to show up in smoke recently when I discovered a “Revised and Updated Edition” of a book first published in 1942. Time to Retire? Find a Senior Hobby! Actually, it…

Senior Stories

Breaking News: No Longer Real News

I remember V-E Day and especially V-J Day because I was a nine-year-old with a paper route. The newspapers came out with “Extra” editions announcing the breaking news; as the war in Europe and Japan ended in 1945. That was real “Breaking News” unlike the overload of so-called “Breaking News” announcements we are inundated with…

Come Fly With Me: Pipe J3 Cub
Senior Stories

Come Fly With Me: A Pilot Story

It’s 70 degrees with no wind, clear skies and visibility unlimited. Just perfect for landing one of the old Pipe J3 Cubs I used to fly on the 16th fairway of the golf course off my porch where I live in central Florida. Out in Texas, Bush 4141, a special train carrying the casket and…

Dentist Costa Rica
Health & Medical Senior Stories

Dentist in Paradise: Costa Rica Vacation

I was sitting in a plush leather operating chair in the office of a wealthy Florida dentist. His waiting room was filled with anxious patients. The reception was manned by three women working phones and billing. How I Got Dental Implants in Costa Rica In came the dentist, gray-haired, impeccably dressed, Gucci shoes and shirt,…


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