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Japanese Seniors: Japan’s Other Disaster

I don’t know whether it was my second or third trip driving through Sendai, Japan in the 1950s. It was then that I noticed two old Nipponese women sitting on a bench outside one of the local train stations. I was an analyst for an Army Intelligence operation in Japan. It had a detachment near…

Finance Retirement

Am I a Traitor to the Cause of Geezer Welfare?

As my Dad used to say, “When you find yourself in a hole too deep to climb out of, the first thing to do is stop digging.” Well, truth to tell, I don’t remember him ever saying that, but quoting one’s father tends to lend sagacity to an otherwise plain-vanilla statement. Applying that wisp of…


The Key to Great Sex After 50

Yesterday I got this thin, 12-page magazine in the mail claiming on its cover that testosterone levels are the key to great sex after 50. I’d heard that. What piqued my interest was the cover photograph of a geezer sitting with a grin wide as Nevada’s Bunny Ranch being adored by a lovely lass half…


Ah, to Be a Kid Today!

The Debra Beasley Lafave story Look back, way back. Recall with me those glorious school days of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, even if all we see is distorted by the rose lens of nostalgia. No crime. No fences. No busing. (Remember? We trekked miles to class, barefoot in the snow, uphill both ways.) We…


Tennessee / Kentucky Mystery Tour

What is a mystery tour? Many tour companies offer them. Usually they run 3-5 days. In my company they are all 5 days and we offer 3 different mystery tours a year — summer, fall foliage/Halloween theme, & Christmas theme. It takes a special person to do a mystery tour but those that do, tend…


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