Getting married at 50?

Recommended – if you’ve got the right woman! I first got married at the age of 22.  It’s painful for me to look at those wedding photos from 1971: I look so young, and naïve.  And it’s true: my experience of life and relationship was small.  No one in their early...

Elders or old farts? We have a choice!

Learning comes in fits and starts, and that’s certainly been true in my life beyond 50.  The first weekend group of maturing men was a huge leap forward for me, and is still a catalyst weeks later. Two of the big themes of that weekend were fellowship and elderhood. ...

Life Threatening Crises for Friends

In the past few months, the wives of two close friends have had late diagnoses of advanced cancer which could be fatal.  The husband of another friend has had a stroke.  At the Summer School I go to each year, two couples from last year are now singles, having lost...