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Celia Rivenbark

Aging in place? Different strokes for different folks | From the Belle Tower

I’ve been reading a lot lately about “aging in place.” To be honest, those words perfectly capture how I feel when I see Sean Spicer step to the microphone in the briefing room. I age in place. But then I realized that’s not what they’re talking about at all. (Helpful hint: When politics gets too depressing, watch YouTube videos showing how to transform a toboggan into a nifty dog sweater or Justin Trudeau explaining quantum computing; both work well.) Aging in place means we don’t move out of the homes we have loved for decades just because we’re a little older. Why should we? Like the old saying goes: Just because there’s snow on the roof doesn’t meanhe old saying goes: Just because there’s snow on the roof doesn’t mean there’s not a fire in the kitchen. Or something like that.

Celia Rivenbark

Protesting for the good of all, even when my body stages its own protest

Suiting up for my very first protest march recently, I took care that the pink “pussy hat” a friend had ordered for me from Etsy was tilted with just the right mix of solemn jauntiness. Which is hard to pull off, by the way. The day before, I had bought poster board edged in glitter ribbon, then found delightful glitter neon stick-on letters for a message that was off color but commanding. I hope.

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A lesson of appreciation learned from Junior

My regular lunch date with Junior included Paul this past week as I had been giving him breathless descriptions of Junior’s, daddy’s (we don’t say, ‘father’), home place, seen from the pinnacle of Glassy Mountain, on the side of Hogback, easily visible through the bare, late-winter trees.

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When a man chooses jail over marriage

As far as I’m concerned, the funniest (saddest?) story of the week featured Lawrence Ripple, age 70, of Kansas City, who, according to various news reports, walked into a bank with a note that read, ‘I have a gun, give me money,’ and after receiving the cash, calmly waited for police. When they arrived, he plainly stated, “I’m the guy you’re looking for.”

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