Trouble with Old People

Trouble With Old People | Senior Social Services

by Steve Van Auken I'm not saying that all older people are clueless about modern social behavior. But you might think so if you were to judge by my friend Bill.  One morning recently, he was orderi...

The Trouble with Old People | Tough Gratitude

by Steve Van Auken "Boys," said Charlie Strait, our Scoutmaster, "quit playing grab-ass and listen up.  You need to learn to splice rope. Because when you get in the Navy, and you tell the Chief y...

The Trouble with Old People | Adventures in Kid World

by Steve Van Auken When we were 12 years old, my pal Gene Lab discovered he could use his father's lawnmower to cut down trees. Removing an old apple tree was essential to our plan to expand our softball fi...

Trouble with Old People | Better Living Through Chemistry

by Steve Van Auken 11/07/2018 Gratitude is known to be a key ingredient in living a good life. One of the things I am most grateful for is the many television stations that are deeply concerned about my hea...

Trouble with Old People | July 2018

The List of Dangerous Things by Steve Van Auken 07/09/2018 You have probably noticed that the older people in your life tend to move slowly.  There is a reason for this.  I mean, beyond the fact that our k...

Trouble with Old People | May 2018

A Full and Fair Hearing by Steve Van Auken 05/17/2018 Hearing loss comes as a standard feature of aging. People around you who once spoke clearly all begin to mutter. Hearing-aides help, to a point. But...

Trouble with Old People | April 2018

The Common Touch written by Steve Van Auken, Illustrations by Ted Mallison 04/05/2018 If recent elections prove anything, it is that voters crave authenticity. We support the candidate we think we would li...

Trouble with Old People | March 2018

Moving Out by Steve Van Auken Being an older person is not all discount movie tickets and 50th high school reunions. We have our issues. Like, how much fiber is enough? How to know when it is time, already, ...

Trouble with Old People | February 2018

Call Me Garrulous by Steve Van Auken 02/16/2018 One of the consolations of getting old is that you are no longer expected to make sense. It is a joy to set this burden down. I have never really enjoyed...