About Me


The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty years supply the commentary.

–Arthur Schopenhauer

The sixties are all about commentary. My blog will mine this decade of life for insights, reassurance, and help from literature, speaking with real life people in their sixties, science, religion, history, and current events. I reserve the right to muse, whine, emote, speculate, and expostulate

Now We Are Sixty (with apologiesto A.A. Milne)


When I was One,

I had just begun.

When I was Twenty,

I joined the cognoscenti.

When I was Thirty,

I was skinny and flirty.

When I was Forty,

I was athletic and sporty.

When I was Fifty,

I was conscientious and thrifty.

But now in my Sixties, I’m as clever as clever.

So I think I’ll be sixty for ever and ever.

1 reply

  1. Marianne – thanks for your nice comment about my blog – interesting but not surprising that we chose the same title. I haven’t had a chance to read all of your posts but like the combination of your thoughts and matching poetry and prose in the ones I have read – I particularly liked “Complicated Relationships.”
    It appears that you are enjoying this creative outlet as much as I am – I wish you well

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