Neil O. Nelson

Bombarded with hot-button issues on the hour – politics, climate change, the economy and inflation, aliens and the shiftless homegrown crowd, gun control and abortion – we tend to become immersed in those matters alone, dismissing and denying much of what is really bothering us. 

For instance, what are you starting to like less the older you get? 

Toxic people? Shopping? Snow and winter? Yardwork and gardening? People in general? Leaving the house for – anything? 

Getting up in the morning? Driving at night? Driving anywhere? Doing the dishes? The laundry? Expected to call everyone under the sun? 

Have I missed anything? 

Of course, I have. How about: crowds at sporting events, crowds shopping, crowded waiting rooms in clinics and hospitals. 

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