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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:23 PM

61. My odometer rotates to 70 next month. It's very weird.

Although retired, I still play my guitars (paid-up Musicians Union dues, gig-ready); go to the gym 3 times a week, and swim often (also hike); my mind is as keen as ever (blessed/cursed with a steel-trap memory); and I have numerous collecting interests that connect me with people worldwide: Native American carvings and textiles, paper ephemera, toy soldiers (that’s “military miniatures” to the coinniseur), and BOOKS.

Other than a few minor aches from working out, and creeping deafness in my left ear (too many rock concerts seen up-front), and the unstoppable “historical changes” in one’s face, I’m still the same person that I was in my 30s (but far, far wiser).

Turning 70 conjures up grandfatherly stereotypes of a portly, cherubic gent nodding off in a La-Z-Boy recliner while reruns of “Gunsmoke” flicker on the TV. BUT IT’S NOTHING LIKE THAT!

It is a weird, somewhat unbelievable sensation when you ponder “70 years.” It seems like a long road traveled in some ways, but new and interesting things are popping up all the time. I do worry a bit about the mathematical certainty of passing away, suddenly or otherwise, because that time is now obviously closer. But who knows when the actually expiry date will occur? Nobody! So, until then, Cheers!

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