The Deep Conversation I Never Had

by Kevin Burton    “Daddy?”    “Grrrpha-umph.”    “Daddy?”    “Yes Jeanie, what do you want?”    “I don’t want anything Daddy, how can I? I’m not here, remember?”    “I know you’re not here, you don’t exist. Now go to sleep.”    “What would I want daddy, if I were here, there, wherever? What …

“Growing Down,” A Useful Concept?

by Kevin Burton    Working title for my book on aging:  “I’m Not Growing Old, I’m Just Growing, and other lies we tell ourselves as we age.”    Sigh.    I always love waking up and getting a day older. What I don’t love is waking up on my birthday and getting a year older. …