VIEW from the BLEACHERS

My personal search for signs of intelligent life in the universe and in my neighborhood

A humor blog

by Tim Jones, BA, JD, MBA, ESQ, FAQ, INC, LOL, WTF, UBU, IDK, ETC

Friends with Boats

Friends with Boats

As I look back on my youth, I realize that I’ve matured. I’m no longer that zealously ambitious young man who craved fortune and “the good life.” If I’m being totally honest, I was overly pre-occupied with acquiring “stuff.” I wanted a nice car; a house I could be...

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Please Stop Saying “At YOUR Age”

Please Stop Saying “At YOUR Age”

Dear People Under Forty, as a person who is in his late sixties, I have a small request. Whenever we’re together could you please refrain from saying, “at your age?” When you say those words, what I hear is “Dude, I can’t believe how old you are, not to mention frail, out of touch, mentally incompetent, and likely to tip over at any moment. Do you need to go pee?”

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My Sliding Doors Moments

My Sliding Doors Moments

A “Sliding Doors” moment refers to a seemingly inconsequential moment that alters the trajectory of future events or impacts a person’s destiny. It comes from the 1998 movie by the same name. I’ve had two of them in my life. One changed my life profoundly. The other saved it.

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