OneOldSage

Thoughts, Musings, and the Occassional Bit of Wisdom

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · 23 Comments

End of the World – Question Finally Answered!

December 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

“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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a 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

Count Your Blessings…

I’m a big fan of the movie White Christmas starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kay and Vera Ellen.  Bing sings a song call “Count Your Blessings”.  In the interest … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The Power of Thank You!

When was the last time that you said to someone close to you “Thank You”?   Just a simple thank you for some small thing they did.  My guess is not … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a Comment

“Put your hands in your pockets…”

I was prompted to write this post by a story coming out of Calgary.  It’s not a new story.  It will be repeated.  It is sad.  A young woman was … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Most of the Time…

Author’s note:  David may still be with us and if so I hope he appreciates the story.  As you will read, he had a great impact on me. It’s interesting … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Addy’s Hill – Chapter 3 -The Head Master

Author’s note:  This is the third and final chapter of Addy’s Hill.  If this is your first time here, please start with Chapter One farther down this page. Kathleen walked … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Addy’s Hill – Chapter 2 – The Guardians

They stood on the deck and watched her slowly climb the hill.  They’d watched her do it countless times before but this time something was different. A few minutes earlier, … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Addy’s Hill – Chapter 1

She slowly made her way up the hill.  Today seemed to be particularly challenging.  Her old bones were sore and her muscles weren’t what they used to be.  She couldn’t … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a Comment