Off and Running

By Jim Hagarty

My neighbour told me yesterday I need new running shoes. My neighbour says a lot of things like that that don’t make any sense. These shoes are just getting broken in. Besides, they cost me $200 when I bought them new 10 years ago. That means I have to wear them for at least another 20 years to get my money back. My neighbour does not understand economics. Or footwear.

Author: Jim Hagarty

I am a 65-year-old retired journalist, busy recovering from a lifelong career as an unretired journalist. This year marks a half century of my scratching out little fables about life. My interests include genealogy, humour and music. I live in a little blue shack in Canada and spend most of my time trying to stay out of trouble. I am not that good at it. I also spent years teaching journalism. Poor state of journalism today: My fault. I have a family I don't deserve, a dog that adores me, and two cars the junk yard refuses to accept. My prized possessions include my old guitar and a razor my Dad gave me when I was 14 and which I still use when I bother to shave. Oh, and my great-great-grandfather's blackthorn stick he brought from Ireland in the 1850s. I have only one opinion but it is a good one: People take too many showers.

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