Mature Life Features

Cecil Scaglione, Editor

Getting Through Childhood …

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on pins and needles

got us to geezerhood,


which we’re getting through on pills and needles.


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October 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

We’ve had our twin beds . . .

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. . .  for more than half a year now,

and I still can’t tell them apart.

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October 12, 2017 at 8:33 am

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AOL Can Go …

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… fly apart.

I have been one of their most-staunchest defenders, proclaiming loud and long how their benefits far outweigh any bane. I flew in the face of forward-looking critics and critiques touting more efficient cyberspace servers, proclaiming the tried and true methods of my long-time favorite.


With an arrogance reminiscent of French royalty, they’ve managed to finally get rid of me and my support. They tried to BS us with a sales pitch about their latest and by-far-the-greatest innovation in cyberspace annals for a trivial monthly fee instead of being straightforward and pointing out service costs money and they have to charge for it, without even offering the choice of keeping what we had.


I’m not going to hang around until they decide to raise that fee for their next innovative innovation.


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September 10, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Early-Morning Episodes . . .

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. . . as seen on pre-breakfast bike rides around Gilbert, Arizona, include:

— a shout-out lime-green polyester shirt housing a pony-tailed blond skimming along a side-street sidewalk followed by her beau in black shorts, black T-shirt and black sandals pedaling a black high-handle-barred coaster bike.

— two grille-to-grille pickups plugging up a driveway and blocking half the street while the backed-into-the-drive vehicle sucks battery juice through what look like black straws from the truck with its back to traffic.

— power mowers competing against each other in green swards across the street from on another as landscapers trim bushes and blow leaves into piles before the sun gets angry.

— teens — bored, perched on curbs, chatting in couples, texting or gaming, a few even waving — gathered at school-bus stops.

— school buses boring into traffic without conscience.

— bikers in bike lanes with teeth gritted who rarely wave back as they bust their buttocks to beat their previous times or distances or both.

— assorted dog-walkers of all attitudes and attire with an endless array of breeds and behaviors.

— householders, a few holding their morning coffee, turning on or off their front-yard sprinkler systems.

— young mothers, mostly in vans, dropping their children off at all-day holding tanks.






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August 14, 2017 at 8:39 am

Reading maps backwards…

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… doesn’t help retrace your steps.

It turns out to be spam.

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August 3, 2017 at 7:40 am

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Two types of people piss me off …

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… umpires and politicians.


At least I can have a beer with an umpire because they admit making mistakes

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August 1, 2017 at 8:43 am

The Secret of my Success . . .

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… is that everybody around me, anybody I’ve ever had contact with, anyone I’ve bought anything from — everyone who’se come within earshot of me — thinks they’re smarter than I am.

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July 4, 2017 at 8:27 am

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