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Tomorrows. Hey, what happened. The Dead. External frame packs. Stoned girl on the beach. Geo survey maps. Golly, I'm old. Knees. Smoke. What happened? Creedence.  kids grown. You tube? Long ago. Slower now. What happened?

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What happened?  Life unfolding just as it always has.  Enjoy.

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Oh yeah life goes on, Long after the thrill of livin is gone :D

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Oh yeah life goes on, Long after the thrill of livin is gone :D

Nah... like most people, I believe we are merely experiencing Chapter 1.  Lots more excitement ahead.

And if I am wrong?  Not worried at all -- because by definition, I won't ever know!  The brain ceases.  All senses stopped.

So at the end, a "can't lose" proposition.  Not so bad really.   :cool:


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Ah yes, fleeting are the moments, this slow-ebbing passage of time we call life. I was noting that the other day as well, how a disturbing amount of my allotment is gone already. Not sure I like it, but if anything, it does kindle a sincere desire within me, to take the scenic path more. For the more we rush around , it seems the swifter our calendars flip. And many a time we continue in this rush, trapped,  from one important thing to another, and miss out on the moment at hand. Time sails by, and we come to learn we haven't lived at all. I am pleased to report however, that I have found a way to curb this problem, albeit briefly. It involves lighting up the charcoal grill, and doing some BBQ. I wrote it down once. I'll find it and paste it for you.


There is a simple pleasure in charcoal, not soon lost after the cook is done. You go to put on your grilling jacket the next day, and it smells like a hundred and one campfires, reminding you of the good life. Lighting charcoal also takes time, and in this day of the drive through mentality, that is an oddity indeed. But one worth doing. For the smoke that rises gently from your stack is at once poetic, and a small victory in an otherwise busy life. When smoke rises from your charcoal grill, it is a signal to yourself and those around you, that for a while at least, you’re in no hurry. That you are taking something you love, grilling, and not betraying the moment for the tragedy of haste. Such action confounds your peers, and grabs the sun by the tail as it were, and pauses it there in sky, extending the moment for the moment’s sake. The busy world can spin without you now, for there is meat to be cooked, and joy to be had, patron to those who choose the scenic path, and the smoke which rises there. Amen.


Reminds me of the immortal words of the late Colin Fletcher. "Anything worth doing in this life, is worth doing slowly"

He may have been on to something.

Yup, I've figured out all sorts of things at my BBQ grill. But desert dweller's missing flash backs elude me. Sorry old chap.

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"Anything worth doing in this life, is worth doing slowly"

haven't you noticed how "older" people walk slowly, take their time at check outs, etc.. I used to think it was ineptness, but ,in reality, it is a savoring "worth doing".


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I get trails occasionally...

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I find it helps to remember that middle age is however old your parents are.

Of course, by that calculation, I'm expecting us all to live to 168, but never mind.


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Older people also go slower because after a lifetime of learning from our mistakes, we have a lot more data to process in order to find new mistakes to make.
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Older people also go slower... because they can't go any faster.  :p

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Tell me about it!

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Tell you about what?  What were we talking about?  And would you please speak up, I can't read lips.
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I had to talk to the intake nurse today about my foot surgery in Jan.  She wanted to know if any other joints hurt. . . I felt like listing the ones that didn't.

She also said that I have to have a negative pregnancy test first.  Apparently the trouble with 49 is it gets you coming and going (and no, I am NOT pregnant and have NO intention of getting that way ever again thank you very much! But I still have to have the blood test to prove it).


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"Coming and going"  Funny, since 50 is the year they want to start the scopes.  

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Tuesday I had my annual  digital date with the good doctor.  He wants me to share some love with the urologist.  I'm debating it, but because I'm fit with no family history and no indicators I am leaning away from having a biopsy should it be recommended. How do you feel about PSA test?
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I resent all the "Old" jokes. Just because you get older doesn't mean - - - Uh? - - -Hmmm? - - - What were we talking about again?
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Like I said on the apocalypse thread, it's been a good run. It was really traumatic for me to turn 30 and know my youth was gone. But if I could turn back the clock, I would go back to sometime after 30 and skip all that angst & awkwardness.
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35 was a big one for me. Hit the half way point of the biblical "3 score & 10" (70). 60 on the other hand was great. I did a Grand Canyon, 4 day, Rim to Rim with my oldest son & my son-in-law.
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Last time I went skiing with my boys I was having a little trrouble on a particularly steep slope.  My youngest insightfullly commented, "Dad, you ski like an old man."  To which I replied, "That's because I am an old man.  But I'm still skiing."  Could be worse.

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It is hard to deny that one is not getting old when you get your Medicare card!
At least I still get out and backpack and paddle it just a little slower than when I was a young fifty something.


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Is this Leisure World now?  :p

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Take all the precautions you can.  

It's the flip side of your issue (sorry about the sort of pun) but I know a case where procrastination on colon issues is likely to be fatal.   Another where medical system delays cost a friend a colostomy.
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"Coming and going"  Funny, since 50 is the year they want to start the scopes.  

Started at 35.  Thank you, family history.

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Tomorrows. Hey, what happened. The Dead. External frame packs. Stoned girl on the beach. Geo survey maps. Golly, I'm old. Knees. Smoke. What happened? Creedence.  kids grown. You tube? Long ago. Slower now. What happened?

Still use the e-frame as my main pack.  Fortunately, the load's getting lighter as the boys are getting older.

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That's what's important.   The speed at which you do it is irrelevant.

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