CategoryBeing 50

the simple reason I started a blog


Recently, I’ve been away. Away from the regular world as I know it. Away from work and schedules and routine. Away living as simply as possible (for the most part). Away proving to myself that at 50+ I’ve still got it. That I still have the body to keep up with the mind. That I still...

what does it mean to be happy? (2)


Ok, so what if happiness is a state of mind? What if it is just more than a feeling that comes and goes each time we get what we want or when things go exactly the way we want them to? What if we could stay happy at some deeper emotional level even when things have gone to shit and nothing, nothing...

what does it mean to be happy? (1)


What does it mean to be happy? What is happiness? Am I happy? Why does the word happy sound so ridiculous the more times that you say it? Deep philosophical questions no doubt. Except maybe for the last one which has absolutely no philosophical basis whatsoever. It just does. how do you define...

The 50 things I’ve learnt at 50


I know I’ve mentioned this before, but you don’t get to fifty for free. At some time or other, and usually a hell of a lot more than once, you’re going to have to pay. Call it what you want, experience, wisdom, pragmatism, it doesn’t really matter because whatever you call...

Turning fifty: time to crank it up a gear


Ahh yes, fifty… The age of decreasing testosterone and belly fat. Of prostate problems and biennial colonoscopies. The age when our bodies begin to remind us that maybe, just maybe we are starting to get old. When willing minds are kept in check by aching limbs and arthritic joints. The age...

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