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Until this year, I’ve been telling myself that I have more life ahead of me than behind me.  But – midlife crisis alert! – at 44 years old it’s getting harder to make that case.  Sure, it might be true.  Most of my forebearers lived well into their 80s and 90s despite living in a time and place with less health care access.  But it’s not unrealistic to wonder if it might not be.

So, here I am admitting it… this might very well be the second part of my life.  Thank goodness there are books to see me through.

I loved finding this list of “books for later life” on the Wall Street Journal.  From a man who takes up cello at 57  to one who embarks on a solo bike ride across the United States to a new twist on Cicero’s “On Old Age,” every single one of these is now on my to-read list.

Click here to see the list.


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