Category archives for: Senior Moments

Senior Moments – for week of September 22

Senior Moments – for week of September 22

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – One summer day in my youth I was watching a dragonfly weave and dart through the air when seemingly out of nowhere a bird swooped down and caught the insect in its beak. I was amazed, not just at the bird’s agility but in the sudden awareness that creatures are always being [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 15

Senior Moments – for week of September 15

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – The recent anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York’s World Trade Center reminded me of how much things have changed in the past 13 years. While certain restrictions and inconveniences in air travel have been imposed and national borders’ securities have been tightened due to the threat of international terrorism, [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 8

Senior Moments – for week of September 8

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Existence seems to be full of unexpected detours and surprises, some minor while others of life-altering varieties. Most memorable of all are the ones that appear tragic at the time yet turn out incredibly well, as in the case of baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial. Beginning as a pitcher who hurt [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 1

Senior Moments – for week of September 1

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – There are many strange and mysterious things in the world such as UFOs, sea monsters, ghostly apparitions, etc., but one of the greatest enigmas is a commonplace item found virtually everywhere and constantly used by everyone. You may not realize it but the baffling item of which I speak is known to [...]

Senior Moments – for week of August 25

Senior Moments – for week of August 25

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Back in the radio days there was a very good comedy called “Life With Luigi” about an immigrant trying to make a life for himself in his adopted country, and one of the running gags was his inability to think of a clever retort when someone sarcastically put him down, always thinking [...]

Senior Moments – for week of August 18

Senior Moments – for week of August 18

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Has it ever struck you that as we’ve aged, the advertisements on TV have gravitated more and more to the prevention and cure of all kinds of ailments. Not only that but due to those commercials we’ve all become medical experts, using technical and esoteric words for things that we’ve always known [...]

Senior Moments – for week of August 11

Senior Moments – for week of August 11

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Someone with whom I once worked told me about a time when he visited New York as a youngster and went into a luncheonette to buy a drink. He asked the girl behind the counter for a bottle of tonic but she didn’t understand what he meant and he was at a [...]

Senior Moments – for week of August 4

Senior Moments – for week of August 4

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – As I remember it, every spring when in elementary school the teachers would sell narcissus bulbs and I would dutifully buy one along with the required pearl-like stones in which to secure the bulb. I’d plant the ensemble according to directions in a deep dish that my mother would provide, add water, [...]

Senior Moments – for week of July 21

Senior Moments – for week of July 21

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Since today is my birthday it brings back a torrent of memories of birthdays past, some good and some not so great. I have a photograph that was taken at my 3rd birthday party, with me standing in front of my house with a bunch of kids who I haven’t seen in [...]

Senior Moments – for week of July 14

Senior Moments – for week of July 14

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – A very popular TV series genre has always been the doctor shows, surreptitiously depicting life and death in the ER or in the specialist’s office, where every week a different malady, trauma, or rare disease is diagnosed and successfully treated amidst the personal troubles and angst of the physicians and nurses. What [...]

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