Ye Olde Cleanse

As you get older a common desire is to get rid of the clutter and dead wood in your life.  Both people and things.  Kentucky and I used to talk about removing the dead wood from our lives 30 years ago so you can only imagine how much more there …

The Other Maggie

Now The Consul likes to reminiscence about Maggie Thatcher’s best feature and rightly so, but what about the other Maggie?  Of course I am referring to Dame Maggie Smith. Downton Abbey has been a big hit in America, but I’ve only recently started watching it myself.  I’m almost at the end …

55 going on 39

Yes we are all getting older and reflection is a important. My good lady is 55 years of age too – seven months older than me in fact.  But she looks amazing.  A lot of the reason has to do with the fact she works out at least two hours …

Now we are 55

Barometers. Comparators. Benchmarks. Now and then I catch myself remembering and reflecting on what was my Dad like when he was the age I am now. Similarly, we all think of the people our age we know, colleagues, old school friends, celebrities, and wonder how we’re doing in comparison. Just …

Women of the Fifty

Many things were discussed over the two weeks in England, but women were probably aired the most. One woman that was new to The Consul was the beautiful and sadly departed Brittany Murphy. I always enjoyed Brittany’s performances and thought she was one hot lady. She was totally amazing in …

Fifty For Some

So The Consul and Kentucky are stampeding towards fifty in 2012, but I’m the Spring Chicken of the Trio and have another year before I hit that milestone. And after the alcohol we’ve all consumed I believe “Milestone” is the right word! There has been a bit of a hiccup …

Nifty Fifty

Well the first couple of my school-year contemporaries are turning fifty this week. When I look at my friends I see that some are successes, some are mathematicians and some are carpenters’ wives. And some don’t have the wherewithal no more. Divorce, lost custody and alimony behind them, they are …