Old Friends & the Fun of Play

The lovely excerpt on friendship in old age comes from Daniel Klein. The author re-discovers the power of friendship and play while pondering what constitutes a “fulfilled life”.

How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

I love the song “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?”. These days, it evokes an entirely new way of approaching the question because I’m experiencing it in through the heart of a now-older man.

“Afternoon Lovemaking”

A short poem Buff Whitman-Bradley that captures the essential moments of life in the Third Act.

Forget Me Not

What is it like to care for a lifelong companion who is slipping away from you day by day? What keeps us going when things get tough?

The gusts of sadness that come out of nowhere

It hits me at the most unexpected of times… at the public pool proudly watching my granddaughter mustering up the courage to jump off the high dive… at a sidewalk café when the glow of a fading twilight peeks past a cloud and backlights my wife’s face in a halo of gold… at the wedding […]