For weeks I've been trying to figure out what it means to become an old man. I'm kind of scared, I've never had to do this before. I mean, what if I don't do it right? Are they going to take away my AARP card?
I guess now that I'm an old man people will come to me seeking my wisdom; and I'll remember my father's advice to me when he was feeling the aches and pains of his later years: "Son, don't ever get old."
I have learned quite a few things over the years. Some of it I can still remember, and some I wish I could forget. A lot of it was important once but isn't any more. But I would like to share a few of the things I've learned, for whatever benefit you can gain from them. I can't sit down and share them with each one of you individually in one afternoon so here are seven of the most important briefly:
Bucketful Of Memories - <http://jdcard.com/Memories.html>
How to Make a Paper Airplane - <http://jdcard.com/engl3007/airplane.htm>
Grace's Name - <http://jdcard.com/GracesName.html>
The Best Trip Ever - <http://jdcard.com/vacatn.htm>
My Days As An Eco-Terrorist - <http://my.opera.com/JamesCard/blog/show.dml/12302>
Best Of Our 2010 Photos - <http://jdcard.com/Pics2010/>
HELP! My Friend Has Multiple Personalities - <http://jdcard.com/mpdfrnd1.htm>
Are You Serious? - <http://my.opera.com/JamesCard/blog/show.dml/10702>
Outside Looking In - <http://jdcard.com/crazy.htm>
Militant Music - <http://jdcard.com/samusi.htm>
Descartes' View of Sense Perception - <http://jdcard.com/descar.htm>
How the world works... - <http://jdcard.com/undrstnd.htm>
What happened to the baby? - <http://jdcard.com/baby.htm>
When I Should Die - <http://jdcard.com/WhenIDie.html>
The NET Bible - <http://classic.net.bible.org/> is my favorite study tool because of its detailed footnotes, easy comparison with other translations, and links to the original language text and translation tools.
George MacDonald: The Elect Lady - <http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8944>; a novel reflecting MacDonald's advice for practical Christian living.
George MacDonald: The Light Princess - <http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/697>; a light-hearted story about the gravity of family relationships.
George MacDonald: The Golden Key - <http://www.istad.org/lenses/key/golden-key.html>; a delightful fantasy with a section in the middle of the book that reminds me of those "every-day" days that fill our lives (that I've described elsewhere as "oatmeal days") featuring one of MacDonald's hallmark story elements: the shadow.
George MacDonald: At the Back of the North Wind - <http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18614>
George MacDonald: Thomas Wingfold, Curate <http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5976>, Paul Faber, Surgeon - <http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12387>, and There & Back <http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8879> this trilogy of novels provides a much richer, more detailed examination of what it means to live a Christian life.
Frances Hodgson Burnett: A Lady of Quality - <http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1550> a lady who learns to live a Christian life -- or does she?
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