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12 SIGNS THAT A MAN IS GETTING OLD | January 31, 2014

1)    The first item in the paper that you check each day are the obituaries to see if you are in them yet;

2)    You pack more pills than clothes before going on a trip;

3)    You choose the pat-down at airport security because you are starved for intimacy;

4)    30-year old women look like teenagers to you;

more important than steak

5)    If you decide to get married again, you don’t look for beauty but care-givers;

6)    You sympathize with any athlete needing performance enhancers;

7)    Your get-up—and go leaves the bed 10 minutes before you do;

8)    You don’t count the hairs on your head but individually name them;

Next wife?

9)   You prefer fruit and fiber to steak and potatoes

10)  Young women smile at you because you remind them of their grandfathers;

11)  You have to go up one flight of stairs and you look for an elevator;

12)  A pretty girl walks by and you don’t notice her.

Where is the elevator?


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After graduating from Holy Cross, Bill Borst earned an MA in Asian History from St. John's University and a Ph.D in American History from St. Louis University. (1972) A former New Yorker, he taught for many years in the St. Louis area, while also hosting a weekly radio show on WGNU from 1984-2006. He currently is a regular substitute for conservative Phyllis Schlafly on KSIV radio. (1320) He is the author of two books on social history, "Liberalism: Fatal Consequences," and "The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy." He just retired as the Features editor of the Mindszenty Foundation Monthly Report. In his 11 years from 2003-2013 he wrote nearly 130 essays on Catholic culture and world affairs. Many in St. Louis also know him as the "Baseball Professor," because of a course that he offered at Maryville College from 1973-74. It was arguably the first fully-accredited baseball history course in the Midwest.The author of several short books on the old St. Louis Browns, he started the St. Louis Browns Historical Society in 1984. In 2009 his first two plays were produced on the local stage. "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan," ran six performances at the Sound Stage in Crestwood and "A Perfect Choice" ran for two performances at the Rigali Center Theater in Shrewsberry. His third play, "A Moment of Grace," ran six performances at DeSmet High School in January of 2011with First Run Theater in January of 2011. He is currently working on a 4th play, "A Family Way," which is a comedy about a happy dysfunctional family. He can reached at







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