The Bet

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Like many great poems, Mike Crossley’s piece about a father’s playful challenge to his son can be understood in many ways.

How Old Would You Be If You Didn’t Know How Old You Are?

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Some of us want to live forever, some of us will be happy if we make it to 80, but I would bet that none of us want to live without a decent quality of life. How are we going to get it? We have an opportunity every morning we get out of bed to stop, take a breath of fresh air and realize we’re lucky to be alive. Keep the attitude of gratitude, it always helps.

Comment of the Day: I want to enjoy my crisis with integrity and mindfulness…

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Popular culture loves calling a situation like this a “midlife crisis.” Maybe it should be called a “midlife awakening”.

Right of Way

Right of Way

A reminder to care for each other when we need it most from Scott Sonnon.

Puncture Weed, Yard Work, Obsession, and Sunscreen

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This weed is my obsession. There are some things in life I can’t control. This one I can. I can try.

I Turned 50 and Surprise! My Life Didn’t End

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Joe Rutland just turned 50. And he is still as ready for life as he ever was – maybe even a little bit more.

In Case You Were Wondering

Man and Woman

Justin Hamm’s speaker confronts an insecurity common to many men and women.

A Man’s Perspective on Aging…and George Clooney

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What’s with the age difference, George?

Sudoku & Exercise: Which One is Making You Smarter?

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UCLA professor of neuroscience says that exercise – not your morning crossword – is the key to brain function. Lauren Lobley has the scoop.

Dad’s Résumé

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An unfortunately-named file attachment carries with it a world of connotations in Ann Clark’s poem about a résumé and aging.

An Older Guy Remembers His Youthful Sex Drive

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As a young man, Mark Sherman thought there was something wrong with him because he was obsessed by thoughts of young women – until he talked to his friends.

The Most Important Reason to Have Kids When You’re Young

The Most Important Reason to Have Kids When You’re Young

Buzz Bishop argues that there’s one often-overlooked reason why having kids when you’re older can be harder than it looks.

Five Reasons Why I’ve Quit Being Cool

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Kozo Hattori finds comfort in being a nerd.

Rethinking Manhood in the Men’s Room

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Brian Shea on how when the basics change, assumptions get challenged.

7 Reasons Older Women Love Older Men

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Losing a little here and gaining a little there? We all are, and Sim Carter likes it.

10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen

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This week, my daughter turned 10, and two things occurred to me. The first was how the heck do I have a 10-year-old.