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  • Petertwo
    May 15, 2013 - 05:57

    Congrats on your fiftieth, Russel. Tomatillos are a quite nutritious high in vitamin C' with other beneficial vitamins and minerals, as we get older we need to pay more attention to our diet, but exercise is very important. Having twenty odd years on you, I can honestly say that exercise was something I neglected and I'm not as spry as I ought to be , or want to be. Writers tend to suffer more than most, sitting a lot, not that I'm a writer, more of a reader, but I do dabble. Just something to pass on from my experience, my wife is a few years behind me and walks a lot, she looks and acts like someone a lot younger. Life is all to short and once past fifty time seems to pass an awful lot faster.

  • Pierre Neary
    May 14, 2013 - 16:45

    Excellent column.

  • Herb Morrison
    May 14, 2013 - 15:52

    About forty years ago, Newfoundland writer and broadcaster Ron Pumphrey recorded an album intitled: "How to be happy and avoid having a nervous breakdown." In this album, Ron offered the following words of wisdom,concerning living life. "Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promisary note. Today, this day, is our only 'cash in hand.'" As I approach my mid-sixties, I see both the wisdom and the truth contained in this statement. Furthermore, as a Christian I am reminded that Jesus, in what is known as "The Lord's Prayer," taught people to pray "give us THIS day." Fact is, Mr. Wangersky,whether or not a person is too young, energetic, and full of both potential and life, to contemplate the possibility that life can be short or , in my own case, old enough to recognize the reality that life could end with our next breath, this day might well be all that we have left. Consequently we should indeed live THIS day to the fullest.

  • Nicholas Gardner
    May 14, 2013 - 13:06

    Well said, Russell! I particularly like your final line. It brought a genuine smile to my face. Cheers.