PLAY BALL!!!

PLAY BALL !!! James Blake, was an American tennis professional from 1999 to 2013—obviously, not a geezer. But he caught my attention with his book ”Ways of Grace”, stories of activism, adversity, and how sports can bring us together. What follows here are some short bio’s of several geezers that will summarize for us all how sports made a strong impact on their lives following or during their professional careers. If you live in a community loaded with retirement residents,

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Hey Old Man–What’s On Your Mind?

HEY, OLD MAN—WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? So, what are you thinking about today? Are you thinking about the day’s planned (or unplanned) activities? Perhaps what shirt to wear with these old jeans? Oh, perhaps some fond memories from your childhood, or the joys of your marriage(s), or sending your children off to college, or greeting a son home from military service. All memories aren’t necessarily soft and pleasant, such as being forced from a job, or selling your home for

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Living With Disabilities

LIVING WITH DISABILITIES The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) was given enforcement power. This was a civil rights act that provided full equality in all forms of activity to persons with any sort of disability. While legislation helped open doors for many who are disabled, the ADA cannot help people walk, eat, speak, write, think clearly or otherwise live as they did before becoming disabled. Thus, there are millions

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What About Women (other than wives)

  WHAT ABOUT WOMEN (other than wives)? As we reach these geezer ages, it’s obvious there are more geezerettes than geezers. When I attend an event (church, concert, fund raiser) there are more white heads with fluffed up hair than shiny bald pates. That tells us that for interesting conversation, we had better make friends with some of these women, or spend our bored time watching the golf channel. Many of these white haired beauties were formerly married and lived

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