Tag Archives: Friends

To the Fake Friends I Lost to Depression: Excuse Me While I Fixed Myself

To the Fake Friends I Lost to Depression: Excuse Me While I Fixed Myself

After I emerged from the depression that filled my twenties, I discovered some old friends didn’t care for the new me. This is part of the condition we seldom talk about.

Risen Apes: Action Jackson

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Action Jackson,” Park ponders modes of travel, people imprisoned by screens, and memorizing eulogies.

Risen Apes: Teacher’s Pet

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Teacher’s Pet,” Park pays tribute to all the wonderful teachers who have helped him along the way.

Dear Grandson: On Continuing Education and Retirement

In the final installment of his “Dear Grandson” column, Stan Gerding talks about graduating from college, retiring from the Navy, the several jobs he held after that, and officially retiring. 

Risen Apes: Long and Winding Road

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Long and Winding Road,” Park talks about the realities of living a longer life than most, and attempting sobriety early on.

Dear Grandson: Coffee with Admiral Zumwalt and Going Back to School

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his role at Bethesda Naval Hospital, having coffee with Admiral Zumwalt, and going back to school at age 41.

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