One Thing or Another: Still Life with Benefits

It’s always One Thing or Another … a lighthearted look at aging, life, and the absurdities of it all.  By Mark McNease I read once that the most revolutionary thing we can do is slow down … And now, in the woods, with darkness and animals just on the other side...

One Thing or Another: Straws and Camels

It’s always One Thing or Another … a lighthearted look at aging, life, and the absurdities of it all. By Mark McNease There are shadows overhead for all of us, and we sometimes live our lives as if those shadows will suddenly grow larger and darker as something...

One Thing or Another: Calamari Wishes and Cashier Dreams

It’s always One Thing or Another … a lighthearted look at aging, life, and the absurdities of it all. By Mark McNease  Life is about downsizing now, reducing the number of things someone will have to have hauled off when I’m dead. Readers of a certain age will...

One Thing or Another: Hope, Renewal and a Miracle Cat

It’s always One Thing or Another … a lighthearted look at aging, life, and the absurdities of it all. A funny thing happened on the way to despair: our oldest cat Jessica defied expectations and lived to meow another day. If you’ve ever had a pet diagnosed...

One Thing or Another: Auld Lang Anxiety (So Long 2016)

It’s always One Thing or Another … a lighthearted look at aging, life, and the absurdities of it all. I’ve witnessed the end of a few years in my time, but seldom have I welcomed their passing as much as I welcome the final days of 2016. It has been both a...