I’m not sure about the term, “Bucket List.” It puts the emphasis on traveling to exotic locations before you kick the bucket…doing the things you have talked about endlessly but never got out of your rut to actually do. For sure there are places I want to visit before I put away the Rick Steves’…

The Pleasures of Age / February 6, 2017

There’s a terrible moment in the life of some older folks when wiser minds forbid them from driving anymore. Maybe it’s not so bad for some. But I imagine that for me it’s going to be really hard. Here, in the remarkable final scene of Nebraska, an aged and somewhat confused Woody Grant (Bruce Dern),…

Heartbreak / February 1, 2017

Sex is a big deal for old guys. We worry about our libidos; our desirability and desire; our losses. We can make jokes about these things and laugh our heads off. But the truth remains that sexuality shifts in the third act and talking about it can help get over some of the rough spots.…

Recent Conversations / January 5, 2017