FREE -- At around 8:00 PM eastern time tonight, I officially turn 57 years old. WOW!
Looking at my life, I'm married to the same wife for 28 years (this September). We have a healthy, good, son who will be 25 in June.
My health is OK. 225lbs and still reasonably strong. My vision has gotten lousy as has my hearing. My teeth are now a mess; traumatic nerve death from fist fights in prison. The nerves died, so the teeth died. Now, they break-off at the gum line.
I've spent a small fortune to try to keep on top of it, but lately it doesn't matter all that much to me how I look anymore, so I'll get to the teeth if I get to them.
I've got achy joints (knees and hips) - all the stuff that comes with middle age.
I'm confident in my life, my belief in God, the love of my family, and my worldview. Not too shabby given today's society.
I'm taking it a bit easy today with news and such . . . just to be a slacker on my birthday.
If really important stuff crops-up, I'll probably jump in on it, but I'm taking it slow today.
It's nice weather here in northeastern New Jersey right now; 72 degrees and bright sunshine. A welcome relief from the ugly winter we've had. So I'm enjoying the day.
Family is coming from out of state, we'll have a little party of sorts tonight.
Truth be told, I never thought I'd make it this long. Yet here I am.
Now, my Dad died when he was 57, as I am now . . . My younger brother died when he was 52. So as genetics goes, my future looks shorter than most. I may as well enjoy it while I have it.