Jack Fabian

Older and wiser?

If you call yourself a “senior,” it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the 12th grade. There’s a very large population in the surrounding communities that are “seniors ...

The rhymifications of poetechnology

The Internal Revenue Service saw the above words and told me they’d like to use my talent to prepare the 2012 instruction booklet for filing your income tax. I just filed my inco ...

Cents-less or Senseless

Late in December, the financial wizards of Congress, after many hours of debate, issued an order to make a new penny. I’m surprised we even still have the penny; who needs it? ...

With the holidays down, credit card balance is up

Well, we made it through another holiday season. And all us older folks are saying in unison, “There’s nothing as beautiful as the taillights on the back of the car as the gran ...

A time of electoral dysfunction

We have just completed several months of electoral dysfunction and aren’t we all glad it’s over … for now. In all the decades I’ve been voting, never have I seen a more p ...

Every day, more stuff happens

When I sit down to write one of these columns, I’m just amazed at the number of topics that jump into my mind. For example, I was at the gym this morning, and before I went in, ...

Old people are funny

Thank goodness old people are funny. If there’s one thing we need in this crazy world we live in, it’s laughter and a sense of humor. Lincoln Hills is a retirement community ...

Want to get wisdom? Get old

We’ve all heard the saying, “Wisdom comes with age.” Well, I live in an area of retired people and I’ve got to tell you, wisdom does not always come with age; sometimes a ...

Is it wedded bliss or a matrimonial blitz?

About 10 years ago, a friend of mine with whom I worked in Kansas City was transferred to the San Diego area. We finally arranged to get together a few weeks ago. I picked him up ...

There’s Something Wrong With This Picture

“There’s Something Wrong With This Picture.” If you’re going broke, just stand up and cheer! You can see this happen every weekday on television as the stock market plunge ...

Equal time given to doctors, lawyers and federal employees

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. Obviously, I should’ve become a politician and run for office. Wouldn’t have mattered what party. T ...

You can really get hooked on fishing

What we hear is never as exciting as what we overhear. I was in the gym the other day and overheard a friend of mine telling his buddy about a fishing’ trip up on the Truckee R ...

The world today is nothing to brag about

I really am amused when I hear or read the fact that we have become so very technically advanced. That’s a little misleading when you consider it takes three remote control uni ...

My poetechnilogical efforts

About four years ago, I was invited to a gathering of Lincoln’s poets. Sue Clark, the real reason Lincoln has poets, held this event in the backyard of her Lincoln home. I wen ...

An annual celebration that can drive you crazy

Aren’t you glad the holidays are over? Now is the season to be jolly! It’ll be even better after trash pickup day when all seven trash cans are emptied of their four tons of wr ...