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Old Man’s Fancy

In the summer, an old man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of retirement (with apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson). After a week chock full of aggravating clients and obnoxious sources, my mind started wandering forward to that blissful destination further … Continue reading

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Oops – I Forgot To Have Kids

Like many married couples, my wife and I use shorthand to communicate. In the presence of a screaming urchin, or after we have heard a particularly horrifying story of a child who aggravated, bankrupted, or otherwise embarrassed its parents, we … Continue reading

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Middle Age Cranky’s Rules of The Road

There’s a great line in When Harry Met Sally when Billy Crystal skewers the idea of everyone thinking they have a great sense of humor. Everyone can’t have an above-average sense of humor, he argues – it’s mathematically impossible. The … Continue reading

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Aggregated Aggravations

I was going to write about aggravations this week. You know, just like every week. I even have an extensive recitation of all that’s gone wrong recently. I can stand one or two things going wrong at the same time. … Continue reading

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Seven More Things That Really Frost Me About Middle Age

Last summer, I blogged about seven things I found truly aggravating about middle age. As long as I keep getting aggravated, I may have to make this an annual item. #1 – Road Food. Last year, I lamented that it … Continue reading

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