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As you all know, when we reach a certain age, life has a way of taking preference over what we plan to do. This is the case with me and the reason Specifically for Seniors hasn't been dropping regular podcasts recently.  For those of you who a…

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Aug. 26, 2022

Realization

Sooner or later, in one way or another, we all come to the realization that our parents are growing old and that we are as well. Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, a think-tank in Washington, D.C., was a recent guest on my pod…

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July 16, 2022

Time Flies Like an Arrow

Groucho Marx once quipped "Time flies like an arrow, Fruit flies like a banana" Living only 8 to 15 days, the Specifically for Seniors podcast has very little usefulness for a fruit fly, but for older adult humans the podcast, over this first seaso…

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"80 is the new 60", "You're only as old as you feel", "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" and on and on. Or as Martin Amis - the British Author - once wrote “And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look an…

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I fished quite a bit when I was younger and even made several attempts to learn to cast effectively with a fly rod, a skill, incidentally, that I never came close to mastering. I had heard of Orvis but had never had the pleasure of meeting the man b…

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June 24, 2022

Podcast for Seniors

No, that's not what a podcast is... There are so many topics that lend themselves ideally to an audio podcast, - some fun like listening to talk about accomplishments that we still achieve, to new activities we’ve tried, to places we’ve…

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What I am about to say worked for me and it may work for you as well.  The key, I think, is starting something new every 5 orso years after you leave your chosen endeavor.  But, and this is the really big but, it has to be something you've…

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  As I grow older, I find that everyone expects me to act like an old man. I have been advised to learn canasta, to play bocce and relax and enjoy the last few years of life. But that is not me.       Specifi…

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