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How to Die

Last week my maternal grandmother died at the age of 96. The story of her end is miserably familiar to most of us in the Western world: after living a vividly interesting, engaged life, she faded, first in body, then in what one might call force of life (or the willingness to grapple with it), and then, at the very end, mental clarity. 1,324 more words

Meditations And Poetry

thank goodness for the younger generation....

To much my dismay I have been unable to figure out why the date has been one day ahead on my blog for the last few days, I hadn’t changed anything, hell I didn’t even know about the location of the date until I texted tech support, I even followed there instructions to a “Tee”…It changed the date but it still came up with the next days date…I even tried to change the time and it didn’t work…so after much frustration I called on my daughter who blogs herself and she is the one who got me started… 315 more words

The Unknown

Galaxies beguile and beckon,

Mouths of black holes yawn.

I face the unknown, bent of body, but bright of mind,

Not fearing the dawn

Of old age that comes… 22 more words

Black Holes

When caring feels like a betrayal

The name is fictional, but the man is real. Here’s “Sal” in his new home.

“The fact is, I’ve simply lived too long.” My friend Sal’s eyes filled with tears as he surveyed his new apartment. 709 more words


If you Find This, by Matthew Baker

Summary: When the grandfather he never knew is released from prison suffering from dementia, eleven-year-old Nicholas, a mathematical and musical genius, tries to save the family’s home by helping search for heirlooms Grandpa claims to have buried. 8 more words

2015-2016 Club

How to live to be really old

It’s highly questionable whether you’d want to live well into your hundreds, but if longevity is your thing, how best to achieve a good run? 485 more words


A drop in the ocean of time

Hari Badrinath took a deep breath. The candles in front of him were reflected on his glasses and as the flames swayed and danced, his eyes gleamed with forgotten youthfulness and one could almost see the years drown in those shining pools. 1,027 more words

Short Stories