Old Geezers Out to Lunch

Old Geezers Out to Lunch
The Geezers Emeritus through history: The Mathematician™, Dr. Golf™, The Professor™, and Mercurious™

Monday, April 18, 2016

We're Back.....

I owe a thanks to Geo for reminding me how long its been since we've posted here. No, we have not closed down Geezers. The truth is that your fearless editor has seen a number of life changes, some good, some not so good, but in concert, these have greatly distracted me from the all-important work of entertaining and educating approximately 2,537,666 rabid followers of these pages.

Of the many issues distracting your editor and the other Geezers:

• A political season that is simply guaranteed to demoralize any self-respecting Geezer. What can you say when its almost certain that our next President will be Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, or Donald Trump?  It's a horrifying state of affairs, to be sure—too absurd to even satirize, I'm afraid.

• The death of your editor's father-in-law. My wife's father lived a fine life until age 90, but a death in the family is a difficult thing in any circumstance, and in our case it also involves coaxing an aging mother-in-law out of an unmanageable house—a home that  has served as repository for some 3 million plus knick-knacks and items of paraphernalia, each of which must be pried from her grasp. A considerable amount of time recently has beens spent doing plumbing, masonry work, and light carpentry in preparation for selling the old gal's house.

• A good friend struggling with cancer, which certainly occupies some degree of your editor's thoughts. Best wishes to Sehr Wenig, who you may recall reading here in the past, publishing some fine pieces as the only Dame Geezer to grace these pages. She is actually doing some rather fine writing these days as she makes her way through the midst of the chemo phase of treatment, and perhaps can be coaxed back onto Geezers to share some of her experiences.

• A change in your editor's employment status. After 31 years of office-based and executive work of a moderately high level, I've now cut my working hours in half and am working from home. You might think that this would give me all the time in the world to grace the Geezer world with wisdom, but in reality I've found such enjoyment in gardening, a return to true editing, hanging out at the gym with the other old men, and otherwise practicing simple enjoyment of life, that the pull of Geezers has taken a back seat of late.

But enough of such relaxed laziness. I am far too early in the Geezer years to neglect the public any longer by puttering around, so with this notice, I promise that the world shall hear from the Geezers on a regular basis from here on, until the end of time or the end of Donald Trump's second term as President, whichever comes first.

....No,  please.....that's enough applause.  You embarrass us.


11 comments:

  1. Sorry about your travails, Mercurious. However I must correct you on one point in your otherwise fine post. The next President will be Hillary Clinton and she will be a fine one.

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    1. I do hope you are right on both accounts, though uneasiness reigns. Hillary is the best option, I agree, but she has failed to inspire great enthusiasm in me. I care not a whit about her e-mail habits, and think that Benghazi never was much of an issue. But I AM greatly troubled by the ease with which the current Democrats knelt down on their knees to gratify the big banking industry after their greed nearly collapsed the world economy. That's about the only thing Bernie has over Hillary, but it is a big deal for me.

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    2. I do hope you are right on both accounts, though uneasiness reigns. Hillary is the best option, I agree, but she has failed to inspire great enthusiasm in me. I care not a whit about her e-mail habits, and think that Benghazi never was much of an issue. But I AM greatly troubled by the ease with which the current Democrats knelt down on their knees to gratify the big banking industry after their greed nearly collapsed the world economy. That's about the only thing Bernie has over Hillary, but it is a big deal for me.

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  2. Welcome back. Good to see lights on and action in the Geezer spot. I've wondered about Sehr Wenig. Her earlier words were significant and memorable. Please wish her well. Nothing wrong with gardening, no apology needed. Best to you in this time of transition. It seems to be that time of life for many.

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  3. Liminal periods have much to recommend them. Enjoy, and welcome back.

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  4. Glad you are still around but sorry to hear about your father-in-law's death and your friend's cancer. I agree about the current elections being way too scary for satire.

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  5. You have almost as many followers as your wife has knickknacks. Almost.

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  6. Nice to see your post! You certainly have had more than enough going on to scuttle this altogether, but I'm very glad you didn't.

    I'm not thrilled with any of the three potential presidents. Even considering Hillary's flaws, she is apparently the only sane and experienced person in the race. I thought Bernie was interesting for a while, but the longer this goes on, the more he seems like just another old and angry white guy.

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  7. So glad to see this post. I spent the closing 35 years of my wage-earning time as a professional gardener. People got to asking me what I intended to do in retirement. I told them I'd relax and do some gardening. It's been 7 years and I'm getting the hang of it. It's something stable that helps when life's blows keep coming, trimming a bush or clearing fenceline is like grabbing onto normal with both hands. Best wishes and appreciation.

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