Diminishing hearing – another gift from hell

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“Don’t talk with mush in your mouth!” That’s what my Mom always said. Now I am her. I haven’t heard well in years. Listening is work especially if there is background noise or a crowd of people. (More than two … Continue reading

Reflections on aging

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There are things I expected as I aged – wrinkles, graying, etc. Other things were complete surprises. Eating habits – The amount of food I eat has dropped considerably. I don’t buy apples or oranges in bags anymore because they … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 3rd – Inspiration, hearing, elections, attitude, birthdays

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What’s next? – Whenever I think I will run out of things to write about, something happens. I anticipated an uninspiring week leading up to the holiday weekend. Then I had my garden ravaged (update – cucumber plant history, zinnias … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 5 – Sex, exercise, hearing, nature, politics

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This is self-explanatory, isn’t it? — Gotta love them! Yes, that’s my pond! Yes, they need the sex talk. There is such a thing as too much exercise – I took a day off from my gym this week. We continue … Continue reading

Am I old? No, it can’t be!

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Some things have been happening that make me wonder. Things I saw in elderly people when I was a kid. (Elderly to a kid could mean 40. Now it clearly is at least 20 years old than I am and … Continue reading

The challenges of aging ears

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Disclaimer: For the sake of clarity, I am referring to my family and perhaps even myself although none of us will admit we can’t hear perfectly. This is not intended to represent people who are truly hearing challenged or any … Continue reading

Peace at last

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This week I read an article in the AARP magazine about noise in a restaurant. That is a pet peeve of mine. I hate when I have to shout to be heard and quite frankly, with my hearing, I really have … Continue reading