I have been 71 for a few months. Still getting used to being 71, I have never been 71 before. I remember turning 31 and feeling very old.

I have recently taken an interest in philosophy. It’s like ripping open an old wind-up alarm clock to see how all the gears work. I am understanding more about how I think and react to society around me.

If I wasn’t retired I would be thinking about writing some PowerPoint presentation that would be forgotten by my audience by lunchtime. Not missing that.