Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Blog of an aging man: T Minus 8,758

Tuesday, 11:45 AM - If I live to the same exact lifespan of my father, I'll die on July 28, 2033. That would be just nine days short of my 80th birthday, (same as my dad). He died nine days shy of his 80th birthday.

I counted the number of days I'd still have to live so that I will (hopefully) create a life worthwhile on the tail end. So far, I've been practicing, making mistakes and wasting much of my years. Let's see if I can correct that from here onward. When you see the big picture of your life, the perspective becomes motivational.

If I live to be as old as dad did, then I'm at my 70% point exactly, as of January 1, 2010.

I've already lived 20,453 days (as of today). I've calculated that every 29.21 days that pass is another 1% of my life that's gone by. Dad lived a total of 29,211 days. If I live that many days, that means I've still got 8,758 days left for my use.

When this all came to my attention today, I decided to blog about what I do with those remaining days. Maybe someone will be interested. If so, great! If not, I'll just do it for myself, and maybe my children and grand-children will find it amusing.

My father was a copious Journal writer. Almost daily for about half of his life. I'll tell you a bit about that later.

For now, let me just get the statistics straight.


I am 56 years years, and 5 months old today. Exactly. I've lived 70% of my life. Exactly. I have 8,758 days left to go, exactly...IF I live to be the same age as my father did. He died 13 months ago.

Hope you find this of interest. I'll spice it up with my very favorite songs and speeches, documentaries, some quotes and other trivia.

That's it for now.

See ya tomorrow!

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"In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is King."

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