Embrace boredom – become a Boring Old Fart 1

Embrace boredom - become a Boring Old Fart
Ask an older person, “So when are you going to retire?” The reply you often get is: “Never! I’d get bored.” If that’s your stock answer, you should check out the revisionist view of boredom that has emerged in recent years. According to research and expert opinion, getting bored has its up side. In fact, ...

Song honoring Gramps and Grannies wins Grammys

Song honoring Gramps and Grannies wins Grammys
You heard it here first! When this blog was launched in mid-2013 its first post featured a song called Thrift Shop. My New Old Self had noticed that rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were singing about “granddad’s clothes” and confessed to dressing in “old women’s fur jackets”. Six months later this song snagged two ...

Poets find a new box to play in: Twitter

Poets find a new box to play in: Twitter
My New Old Self was inspired to write a little poem in the inaugural post on this blog: We gotta press play cuz we can’t rewind even if we wanted to. We can’t press pause even if we try. Sigh. http://t.co/WSjxMWLsMg — My New Old Self (@mynewoldself) July 17, 2013 Now I realise that this ...