Monday, December 30, 2013

More On Getting Old



It seems that I have reached the age wherein I feel the need for a nap in the afternoon and to retire to my bed earlier than formerly each night. Why this is I do not know, as I rise each morning feeling just as fatigued as I had felt the night before.

Even the relative excitement of gift-giving and receiving at Christmas-time doesn't seem to upset this newest routine of momentarily slipping away.

Dozing Off On Christmas Eve

Tucson, Arizona
December 24, 2013


Since there is no scientific evidence that suggests consciousness survives the death of an organism, this indicates (to me) that there is a Heaven after all.

Think about it.


Did You Know . . .?

The Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs.



On this day in 1994, John Salvi III walked into two separate abortion clinics in Brookline, Mass. and shot workers with a rifle, killing two receptionists and wounding five other employees. He was captured the next day after firing 23 shots at a Norfolk, Virginia, medical clinic.

In March 1996, Salvi's trial jury rejected his insanity defense and convicted him of murder. After receiving two life sentences, he killed himself in prison in November 1996.



-  The state of being dead.
-  The act of dying; the end of life.
-  The total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism.

Death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include biological aging (senescence), predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, murder and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. There is no scientific evidence that suggests consciousness survives the death of an organism.



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Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Currently the World No. 1, he has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years according to Forbes.

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Matt Lauer is an American television journalist best known as the host of NBC's The Today Show since 1996. He is also a contributor for NBC's Dateline NBC.

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Michael Nesmith is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, best known as a member of the rock band The Monkees and co-star of The Monkees TV series (1966–1968).

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Davy Jones was an English actor, musician, recording artist, performing artist, and businessman best known as a member of the pop rock band, The Monkees, and star of the TV series of the same name. His acting credits include a Tony-nominated role as the Artful Dodger in Oliver! as well as roles in The Brady Bunch film and television show; My Two Dads, and Love, American Style. Jones is considered by some to be one of the great teen idols


I actually think there's an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older.
--Jamie Lee Curtis



1 comment:

  1. Gene, I saved the photograph of you. You're looking sharp as a rusty tack, my friend. Clean kicks, relaxed khakis, and an angelic expression on your face. I wish I looked half as healthy and handsome as you. Happy New Year, good man. I hope to meet you in Heaven. Please bring a pen. I'll bring paper.