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Senior Moments – for week of May 11

Senior Moments – for week of May 11

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – There was a movie made in 2008 called “Gran-Torino,” using that car made by Ford in the 1970s to symbolize the bitter resentment felt by many Americans over…

Senior Moments – for week of May 4

Senior Moments – for week of May 4

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – At the beginning of a college course in Theater we were asked to write a brief essay on a ritual that we’ve participated in and then discuss it…

Senior Moments – for week of April 27

Senior Moments – for week of April 27

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Last week while at my post as a volunteer greeter and information dispenser in a local hospital, a couple approached and asked to be directed to the…

Senior Moments – for week of April 20

Senior Moments – for week of April 20

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Education is a wonderful thing but with more and more people getting college degrees it seems that virtually everyone considers him or herself an authority on something, and…

Senior Moments – for week of April 6

Senior Moments – for week of April 6

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Several weeks ago we were on vacation in the Tucson, AZ area and one evening went to the Kitt Peak Astronomical Observatory for a lecture and telescope…

Senior Moments – for week of March 30

Senior Moments – for week of March 30

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – From time to time there are shows on TV that propose the notion that we have either been visited by Ancient Aliens in the past or are…

Senior Moments – week of March 16

Senior Moments – week of March 16

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – There are certain people in this world who seem to have qualities far above the rest of us, charismatic political or religious leaders who can inspire others…

Senior Moments – for week of March 9

Senior Moments – for week of March 9

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – I once wrote an article about my getting car sick as a child and puking all the way from New York City to a Catskill Mountain resort…

Senior Moments – for week of March 2

Senior Moments – for week of March 2

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – In a recent interview on TV that asked what the difference is between talk shows of today vs. the ones of 1960s and ‘70s, Dick Cavett (a…

Senior Moments – for week of February 23

Senior Moments – for week of February 23

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – For a school assignment I was once asked to share a ritual with the class, not just a daily routine but a significant deed that had symbolic…

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