One Old Sage

Thoughts, Stories, and Bits of Wisdom

There are certain words…

There are certain words that can strike terror into the heart of a 17 year old. I was fortunate enough to be raised by parents who believed that guidelines and … Continue reading

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And then it happens…

I love traveling. OK, truthfully, I used to love traveling. Now I think I’m more in love with the idea of traveling. As I wrote in a prior post, air … Continue reading

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Miranda – A Short Story – Part 2

Miranda knew that voice! She turned from where she was sitting to see her most beloved Gramps standing on the pier looking down at her. She jumped to her feet … Continue reading

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Miranda – A Short Story – Part 1

Miranda, steaming mug of tea in hand, walked outside through the old screen door her Grandfather had hung when he built the cabin over 60 years ago. She paused to … Continue reading

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The Deed is Done!

For my friends on Facebook, you can go back to your regularly scheduled programming as this post is a rehash of my Facebook post. Well my friends, the deed is … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 24 Comments

I’m Baaaaack!

Just when you thought it was safe to open your email without seeing a missive from me, I reappear like a Nigerian Prince offering to make you rich beyond your … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 13 Comments

The 7 Things I’ve Personally Learned about Prostate Cancer – Part Two

Here is the link to Part One: http://oneoldsage.com/2013/09/09/the-7-things-ive-personally-learned-about-prostate-cancer-part-one/ We all act differently when getting the diagnosis: I found out I had prostate cancer about three weeks before I was scheduled … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 27 Comments

The 7 Things I’ve Personally Learned about Prostate Cancer – Part One

Last November I wrote a post called “What’s a Guy to Do? http://ow.ly/oIljB regarding prostate cancer and the Movember movement in support of prostate cancer research. I had no idea … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 22 Comments

I admire people who live in a “glass is half full” world.

I admire people who live in a “glass is half full” world. But, that’s not me. I’ve discovered there two indisputable truths: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 17 Comments

A Boy and His Dad…He Was Excited

He was excited! Today was the day he got to go to “the City” with his Dad. Usually it was a family affair with Dad, Mom and himself. He had … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 23 Comments

North to Alaska – The Journey Continues

I thought starting out with Johnny Horton singing “North to Alaska” might be appropriate. This is a very good music video as it shows the country the gold seekers had … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

North to Alaska!

I started writing this post onboard the Holland America Line MS Zuiderdam as Linda, her sister Debbie (who had her own cabin BTW), and I sailed the inside passage between … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 10 Comments

Dear Dad…Happy Father’s Day

Dear Dad: Well Dad, it’s hard to believe that over 34 years have passed since you shuffled off this mortal coil. I guess in your case it was more of … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 17 Comments

Mastectomy – One Man’s Perspective

In the past two weeks, I’ve heard from two women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. One is a friend of ours that we’ve known for over 20 years. … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 42 Comments

A Tale of Two Moms…Happy Mother’s Day!

I read Anka’s post over at http://keepingitrealmom.com/2013/05/09/mothers-day-will-look-like-this/ and it brought back some good memories for me about Mother’s Days past. I’m fortunate enough to have two Moms; my first Mom … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 22 Comments

“At the end of the day”…AARRGGHHH!

How often have you heard someone, usually a politician in my experience, say “at the end of the day…” whereby they follow it up with some profound statement related to … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 8 Comments

Remember When Air Travel Was Fun?

There was a point in our lives when getting there really was half the fun. No long line ups for security; no worries about getting a pat down that your … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 15 Comments

Let’s Not Confuse Heroes with Idols

On my post front page I used the Mr. Rogers quote that so many are using right now and none more eloquently than my friend Andrea at: http://fromplaygroundstopolitics.com/2013/04/16/love-wins/ to remind … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 15 Comments

I saw a man today…

I saw a man today. He was sitting on his walker next to one of the “Stop” signs at a four way stop. This man sat in the pouring rain … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 13 Comments

So, what are you leaving your kids?

Have you ever heard someone ask that question? Or, maybe you’ve said it yourself in a different way. “What are we leaving the kids?” Or perhaps thought about it and … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 12 Comments

The Power of Human Touch

You may have seen an updated story about the 1995 birth of twin girls. One of the girls wasn’t doing well and her sister was put in the incubator with … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 16 Comments

The Innocence of a Child and the Ignorance of a Father…

I’m normally a fairly calm guy but I read a story on CNN.COM today that got my blood boiling.  You can read the full story here http://ow.ly/hMkB8 The short version … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 7 Comments

Happy First Anniversary!

She lay quietly in bed wondering what to get for their first anniversary. It should be quite simple really. After all, the first anniversary is a “Paper” anniversary so any … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Journey – A Short Story

They’d planned this trip for a long time but they knew this was one trip he would take alone. In their fifty plus years of marriage, it wasn’t unusual for … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 9 Comments

The Joy of the Written Word

Over the past few days I’ve received several new notifications from the Blogs I Follow.  If you check the link, you will find that I follow a pretty interesting group … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 18 Comments

Things We Don’t Learn – No Matter How Old We Get…

Don’t you think, as we get older, we really should retain more of the lessons that we learned earlier in life? For example: I should know better than to eat … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 7 Comments

Today is a Special Day!

Today is our beloved sister-in-law’s 70 something birthday.  I understand you never ask a lady her age or give it away so that’s as far as I’m going. Donna is … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Happily married for 37 years…however, we’ve been married 42!

For all my friends and family who are reading this, yes she knows I’ve written this and her first comment was that she thought I was being generous on the … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 18 Comments

End of the World – Question Finally Answered!

December 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

10 Things to Do Before the World Ends!

I know, I know, people have been talking about this for a long time but what can I say, I procrastinate.  I guess I better get ready for the end … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

“Tuesday is Bath Night!”

That is a phrase that I never want to hear or have to experience.  It is however, something that many of our seniors and physically challenged people in care facilities … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

Do You Celebrate Christmas?

I had this question posed to me after I sent a tweet to fellow blogger Renee A. Schuls-Jacobson.  I asked her if it was timely to wish her a Happy … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 7 Comments

I think you may consider this a rant!

For years I’ve read and seen stories about how seniors and the visually impaired have mixed up their medications and suffered serious consequences.  I didn’t understand this until recently.  One of the things that … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Celebrating 45 Years of Sobriety!

I have two brothers that I’m very proud of and if I had sisters, I’m sure that I’d be proud of them too. However, today I want to acknowledge my … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

What’s a Guy to Do??

This is “Movember” when Canadian men grow beards and mustaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer and urge all men to get tested with the dreaded DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment
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