|Jim Klobuchar: Moving Into a Smaller World||
Jim Klobuchar, Ecumen Changing Aging contributor, is one of Minnesota's gifts. The 80-something author-adventurer-story teller just returned from a 300-plus mile bike ride with his adventure club. Next up for him and his traveling club - Egypt. Here's Jim's newest post on "moving into a smaller world."
|Jim Klobuchar -- "Who's That Guy With Dave Chilstrom?"||
Genuine humility doesn't mean thinking less of ourselves, but thinking of ourselves less. Enjoy the newest post by Ecumen blogger Jim Klobuchar.
|Jim Klobuchar -- Pro Football's Threat to Peace and Sanity||
In honor of a big football Monday coming up here in the Northland - Packers vs. Vikings - Ecumen blog contributor Jim Klobuchar talks football. Jim just released a book with former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant entitled: Always on Sunday about the evolution of the pro game.
|Jim Klobuchar -- Marooned in the Place Where Agatha Dwelled||
Adventure traveler and Ecumen blog contributor Jim Klobuchar follows his inner Agatha Christie to Egypt.
|Jim Klobuchar - The Rebellion of Women Reaches His House||
A post-season football story from Ecumen blogger Jim Klobuchar.
|Jim Klobuchar - Dwindling Candidates for Trust||
Jim Klobuchar opines on how expensive printer cartridges are signs of something bigger.
|Jim Klobuchar - The Hazards of Finding Direction in our Lives||
Jim Klobuchar contributes another great blog post.
|Jim Klobuchar - A Chaotic Search for Progress||
Ecumen Changing Aging contributor Jim Klobuchar on progress, not perfection
|Jim Klobuchar -- A Small Hallelujah on the Highway||
Too much technology, too little fuel, and a supportive wife who's Just Right. Jim Klobuchar again weaves flax into gold, transforming a fairly ordinary occurrence into a lovely read.
|Jim Klobuchar on Retirement: Favre, Bliss & Blitzes||
Regarding our "golden years," retirement considerations may have changed the most dramatically, with the greatest impact. For the fortunate, continued employment is still a matter of personal fulfillment over the need for continued financial stability and health care coverage. For the Most Fortunate, it is the only consideration.
|Jim Klobuchar -- A Man Confides His Pain||
Successful sobriety is best savored and supported among friends. Especially since sobriety may accentuate one's ability to see more clearly and feel more deeply, including the most painful bits. Jim Klobuchar muses on the value of friends, honesty -- and even pain -- along the journey.
|Aging, Lovebirds, and The List||
While physical and even cognitive abilities might decline with age, our desire -- in fact our need -- for meaningful intimate relationships does not. A testament to the value of romance regardless one's age is beautifully captured in this story about "Boyd's List" by Jim Klobuchar.
|Jim Klobuchar: Holding a Heart Held in His Hand||
Jim Klobuchar's newest contribution to Ecumen's Changing Aging blog:
|Jim Klobuchar - Coming Back to Earth||
Great post from Changing Aging contributor Jim Klobuchar on his quest to go into space.
|Jim Klobuchar: Finding a Lost Virtue on a Ball Field||
Ecumen blogger Jim Klobuchar visits a small college football field and finds a lot more than football.
|Jim Klobuchar-Need Help? From Manila With Love||
The problem with my computer could have been solved by any 11-year-old with the juvenile’s basic exposure to locking taskbars and unpin options.
|Jim Klobuchar - Our Last Mountain||
Jim Klobuchar, contributor to Ecumen's blog, shares insights from a mentor and the mountains of Switzerland.
|Jim Klobuchar - Innocent Anthem Under Siege||
Ecumen guest blogger Jim Klobuchar dissects the national anthem as no other can.
|Jim Klobuchar - Broadway Meets Tim Tebow, and Gulps||
Ecumen blogger Jim Klobuchar, who has seen a great deal of great quarterbacks, shares thoughts on Tim Tebow.
|Jim Klobuchar - Sweaty Fingers in Minneapolis, and an Election||
Jim Klobuchar writes about an election night dilemma.
|Jim Klobuchar: A Young Man Rolls the Dice||
Four years ago at a family gathering on Thanksgiving Day in Arizona I sat next to a young man in his senior year in high school and in the midst of a decision.
I’d known him only briefly. For most of the people at the table I was what we once called an in-law. Today, in the more charitable description of an outsider, I’m a member of the extended family. David was an impressive kid, physically conditioned, well-mannered and deferring to the older folks in the cross-conversation the holiday dinner. Earlier his father had mentioned his son’s interest in the military as one possibility.
“I’m thinking of college,” the young man said. “But I’m also thinking of enlisting in the Marines.”
This was in 2008. American forces in Iraq were still taking casualties. In Afghanistan it was worse and was now formally being described as a quagmire.
|By Jim Klobuchar - An Old Warrior Resurfaces||
Jim's overnight email harvest turns up old friend Joe Kapp.
|Jim Klobuchar - A Senior Shopper Collides with the Digital Age||
Jim's quest for a high-tech Christmas gift, as a low-tech shopper...
|A Stricken Soldier Writes to His Sons - by Jim Klobuchar||
Ecumen blogger Jim Klobuchar honors Lt. Col. Mark Weber and his extraordinary book "Tell My Sons."
|Jim Klobuchar - About Getting Old, Read My Lips||
The calendar doesn’t negotiate with us or offer rewards. One of its chores is to make silent announcements, like: “one more birthday, friend.”
Let’s say the day comes when you graduate from your jolly 70s. That simple fact may not be worth launching a drum and bugle parade downtown or taking a full page ad in the Sunday New York Times.
Consider the possibility that the celebration can be simpler and a lot less expensive.
A few days ago I finished one of my bouts with the treadmill in the fitness center nearby. It’s one of those modern and progressive sweat boxes that gives major discounts, in some cases a free ride, to aging card holders in one of the major insurance companies.
|Jim Klobuchar: Blind-Sided by Euphoria at the Gas Pump||
Thanks to Ecumen blogger Jim Klobuchar on his newest post.