Taking the Long Road

How Much of Life Will You Exchange for It?

Silvrback blog imageI suppose the first question to be answered is what the “it” is in the title. I can say that the it varies from person to person and is determined by our life circumstances, to some degree.

Thoreau is quoted as saying that "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it".

No. I’m not hanging . . .

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December 19, 2015

Midlife: Moving from Somebody to Nobody

Midlife men, I’d mentioned awhile back that I had been reading a book on growing older. It contains relatively short chapters on topics such as regret, fear, joy, relationships, and such, over 30 different topics. A chapter on ‘meaning’ touched a nerve recently. It seemed particularly relevant to me and captures what I think is a key question . . .

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December 06, 2015

Not Every Man Really Lives

I find myself thinking more and more about what kind of life I want to be living. Perhaps it is due to my age and the speed by which the years continue to fly by. It seems like I’m only living about one out of every three years that go by on the calendar.

I often find myself referencing an event as happening a year or two ago that . . .

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October 18, 2015

My Faults are Not My Fault

Note: This blog was originally posted on 4060men.com on May 26, 2011. I've been remarried now for over three years.

At any one time, I’m on at least one dating website. These days, I’m on only one. Well, I get a message from one gal with whom I had just started communicating that ended with the question, ‘What are your faults?’

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October 09, 2015

Ashley Madison and the Sins of Men

I’m thinking about all the millions of people out there, mostly men, who are stewing in their own soup right now wondering if or when they will be found out. From those in jobs we might say are in sensitive areas, such as the White House, Congress and the Pentagon, to church pastors and mini-celebrities like Josh Duggar, each one probably has . . .

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August 30, 2015

One Long Road Cut Short

Recently I was reminded that my thinking about life may need adjustment, especially when it comes to my assumptions about how many years I have left on this earth. For the most part, I charge into things more or less like I did 20 or 30 years ago. While I’m more selective as to what kinds of things I’ll charge into, the basic M.O. seems the . . .

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August 22, 2015

Beyond My Comfort Zone

One of the great things about being single, an adult, and being independent in so many ways is that I don’t have to do much I don’t want to do. The flip side of that is that I can do what I want to do, more or less. That is both a great enabling thing and a terribly debilitating thing.

As midlife men, single midlife men at that, it . . .

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May 13, 2013

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