Tag Archives: middle age

How to fight inertia, sweatpants and go out dancing

1. Are you already in sweatpants? Did you take your bra off? It’s too late. You will not go dancing. Inertia has won. Start again. 1. Have a spouse/partner who also is thinking about going out dancing. “Do you want … Continue reading

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Death goals

“What do you want to do,” I asked Deb, “when you die?” It’s a funny way to phrase it, I admit. It’s not like she’s going to have a packed itinerary. No sightseeing tours, no dinner with friends. Bowling is … Continue reading

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Branding: Not Just for Cattle Anymore

Introduction: A New Ross Murray for a Sort of New Millennium The Ross Murray brand was first established over 50 years ago and has undergone several iterations – Bad Haircut Ross Murray, Artsy Ross Murray, Ladies’ Man Ross Murray (recalled), … Continue reading

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New Pot for Old Farts: A Guide

So, you’ve decided you’re going to start smoking pot again. Congratulations! First, though, stop calling it “pot.” These days, the cool kids call it “weed,” and that’s 30 percent the point of this entire exercise, right? To be cool again, … Continue reading

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Happy BirthSelfCareDay to Me

Today I turn 51. That means I am no longer 50. I am in my fifities, which is like being in debt; there’s no getting out of it. My eyebrow hairs stayed a uniform length for the better part of … Continue reading

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This old house painter

If you ever want to see how your body changes over time, just paint your house every eight years or so. I started painting houses in my teens. I went on to work for two summers with College Pro, though … Continue reading

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Could someone please answer the foot?

I was sitting in my office, working the work, when the sole of my foot started vibrating. It was very subtle, like maybe there was machinery operating under the floor. It wasn’t a steady vibration but starting and stopping, with … Continue reading

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