The Old Man’s Old Man

“The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only its meaning and purpose are different.”– C. Jung

He turned 41 Friday.  He’s now officially, “middle aged”!  What does that make me?  I can remember the morning as if it was yesterday. I kissed my wife goodbye and said, “Take care and call me if anything happens.” I arrived at the office and my secretary greeted me saying, “How’s she doing?” I smiled and said, “Any day now!”

Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday

“Approach your day with a positive attitude; arms, heart and mind wide-open!”

Some have called me the eternal optimist! I routinely answer the question, “How are you?” with phrases such as, “I’m so good, I could be twins!”, “I’m living the dream!”, and my favorite, “I’m super good and getting better!” When I post an online Happy Birthday greeting, I like to remind the recipient that they are like a fine wine that only gets better with each year that passes. 

It Isn’t A Race

“Life moves pretty fast.  
If you don’t slow down, 
you could miss it!”

                                                           – Ferris Bueller

The front nine did not go well.  As I took the 10th tee, my partner said, “Wait a minute!  Before you hit, step back, see your line, and breathe.  Now, slow down your backswing and let the club do the work.  This isn’t a race!”  I followed his instructions and hit one of my best drives of the day.  The back nine was much better played and more enjoyable than the front. 

Are You a Superspreader?

 

Had I been asked in 2019 to define the term, “Long-hauler”, I would have responded, “A truck driver who, while on the road, must spend at least one night in the cab of his truck or in a motel.”  I would have said that “Zooming” means quickly moving from one point to another, and WFH was an abbreviated text for “What Fu#@ing Happened?”.  In addition to everything else, COVID has impacted our vocabulary – a long-hauler is someone with long-lingering illness symptoms attributed to COVID; Zooming is a video communication practice commonly used for social and business interaction and the letters WFH mean “Work from Home”.  

A Better Version

My mission?  Being myself.  Helping others.
Becoming a better version of myself!

The other evening I received a software update for my iPhone.  Version 14.4.1 was now available and installation would provide me with important security updates.  Likewise a recent update for my watch (os 7.3.2) addressed memory corruption issues with improved validation (I wish the same update was available in a pill form, as my memory corruption issues seem to be more frequent with each passing birthday.).  Like so many other businesses, Apple recognizes that in order to keep its market share, their products must be in a state of continuous improvement.