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Third Age: New Year Ho Hum

Old Janus, the god of January, has been living up to his two-faced reputation before the month has turned up on the calendar. Janus looks forward and back. So u…

Third Age: The Age of Rage

A few weeks ago I excoriated someone on Facebook who laughed at the aged. It is true that the cause of the aged is hampered when people find our frailties, of t…

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Third Age: Buck Up Virginia

Ever since I read No! I Don’t Need Reading Glasses, Virginia Ironside’s sprightly book about growing old defiantly, I’ve been waiting for her Krakatoa moment. I…

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Third Age: A Fit of the Giggles

Should any young parents have wandered into this column of the Third Age, I beg you to listen to me this once. Do not punish or even reprove your children when …

Third Age: Resolute, not resolutions

I’m starting the New Year by blocking everyone on my Facebook stream (is that what you call it? It certainly seems like “an ever rolling stream”) whose idea of …

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