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A Look at 40…From the Other Side

Earlier this week, I had another birthday that now has officially put me into the “Over 40” category. So now I can reliably inform those in their late 30s who are deeply concerned about hitting the big 4-0 that it is a fully-survivable year. A lot of people like to...
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Is It Really November?

A co-worker said it very well the other day:  it seems like the days are just dragging along lately, but that the year is speeding by. How true! There are a mere 60 days left in the year.  Five dozen days and we’re already ringing in 2011.  I won’t even...
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A Quadragenarian’s View of Cool

My friend Rick, of Over Coffee, recently linked to a post over at MegFowler.com, which featured 36 things Meg thinks are cool at age 36. I thought it was a cool idea, though, since my last birthday l kicked off the start of my fifth decade, I’m unfortunately required to...
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Joining Club 40

Back in November as I was approaching my 40th birthday, I got a call from my friend Chip, one of those friends who’s really family. Chip is six months younger than I am — actually six months and five days younger — and has taken great delight in poking fun at me...
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Turning 40: Laughs Galore!

Since we’ve reached the big day, the good news is that this will conclude the weeklong series on Turning 40. I figured I might as well laugh at the situation, so I decided I’d go with a few bits of humor about one’s 40th birthday. Harry Belafonte did a special...
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Turning 40: I Got Skills!

Last year, Esquire published a list of the 75 Skills Every Man Should Master. Some of them are no brainers, like #2: “Tell if someone is lying.” That’s a great skill to have, and that’s one I’ve got a pretty good handle on. Some of them seem remarkably random and...
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Turning 40: Bucket List Rejects

The older people get, the more they like to talk about “bucket lists,” compilations of things they hope to try before they “kick the bucket.” I’ve never had one, and I really don’t feel a need to start one. There are only a few “exotic” things I’d like to do that...
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Turning 40: In Good Company

I’m about to have something in common with the Internet and Sesame Street: I’ll be blowing out 40 candles this year. Although I don’t really want that many candles burning at once: the last thing I need is any sprinkler system snafu. I’m not doing anything special for that big...