Why are people afraid of new ideas? I'm afraid of old ones.

Leading edge of Gen X and don't you forget it.

Always the youngest coming of age, and now almost always the oldest. Good thing I'm flexible.

Also almost always defined by the things I don't talk about - I'm the product of a single parent family, was widowed before the age of 38, have survived 3 house fires, two burglaries and being White all my life. (Yeah, white people scare me too. Come over here and sit next to me.)

Past that, I'm the stubbornest person I know, but work hard to be as kind as I possibly can. The combination tends to confuse folks.

I want to be in all ages of my life - not just an adult, but parent, mentor and elder - someday.

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