Category archives for: Senior Moments

Senior Moments – for week of October 13

Senior Moments – for week of October 13

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Without a doubt this is my favorite season what with the heat of summer finally gone and Mother Nature decked out in all her glory. Nothing is perfect however for watching the trees scatter their refuse over my lawn as they do every year at this time, messing things up and making [...]

Senior Moments – for week of October 6

Senior Moments – for week of October 6

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Like most people I’ve led a fairly uneventful life, though on several occasions have been confronted with bizarre situations bordering on the supernatural. No, I don’t mean seeing spirits or having encounters with extra-terrestrial beings, just very Earthly experiences that for me were far beyond the ordinary. There was the time that [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 29

Senior Moments – for week of September 29

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – In his book titled You Can’t Go Home Again, Thomas Wolfe wrote “The voice of forest water in the night, a woman’s laughter in the dark, the clean, hard rattle of raked gravel, the cricketing stitch of midday in hot meadows, the delicate web of children’s voices in bright air–these things will [...]

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 [...]

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