The Anxiety of Aging

Jim Parton
5 min readJan 16
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Growing up to be a lawn gnome was never a real plan, yet here I am crushing it! As many of the writers on here have lamented, aging is not for the weak or timid. Every day I am reminded of what I am fighting health-wise, and the battle never seems to have a victory or a stopping place.

Due to my desire to get my dad’s attention when I was a teen, struggling in the shadow of my jock much older brother, I chose horses and…

Jim Parton

Retired Teacher and Funeral Celebrant. The gay and married dad of three grown children. I have always been fascinated by the human condition. Come read with me.