Saturday, October 1, 2016


On my last post I commented on how old I look.  As I said, I had not seen a picture of myself for a couple of years and I don’t look at mirrors except in passing.   Like Trump, I hardly feel my age at all – except for a lack of stamina and some creaky joints.  

The thing is, we all age incrementally and are not conscious of the age changes that others who have not seen us for a while politely register without comment.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy this time and place in life, though grudgingly accept my limitations.  

Old age, in itself, is a winter landscape: a time to cut back, to read, to relax by the fire, to be content with a cup of tea and a cat in your lap.  It is a comfortable time – and I enjoy it. 

But damn, when did I start looking so fucking old?

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. Have you always had the beard? Maybe going smooth faced would change your look enough that you wouldn't feel that you are looking older. Just a thought. -Jenn

  2. You didn't mention, reading blogs and arguing politics and being intolerant of other people's opinions. Have you given that up?

  3. It's a shocker, isn't it? I haven't been clean shaven since 1980. A full beard actually, that I just trim regularly. To be honest, I am scared shitless to see what I would look like without it. I think the only way I would do it was if it raised a bunch of money for something worthwhile. Then I would grow it back immediately.

  4. I quit shaving when I got out of the military. There have been a few times when I shaved since like when I was in the National Guard for a year, shaved for the weekend drills. Worked for a company(Lockheed Support) that made it their policy to be cleanshaven because we worked on military aircraft. I guess they wanted us to look pseudo-military or something?? I paid $50 to have a doctor write out a medical excuse so I could grow my beard, such as it is, back again!!

  5. There was a picture of you on your motorcycle. You look the same as that one. Really! You look like my slave/sexy beast/husband. He looks to be your age, 63 this month.

  6. You look, and sound, like a finely tuned violin: mellow due to age, and attitude.

    1. It's all compliments until he disagrees with you!


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