October 13th, 2007


"You promised me a drug-free America, and I want my free drugs now." -- P.J. O'Rourke

Man, we take a lot of medicine. I just called in refills for two of my prescriptions, one of Deanne's, and two of Sassy's. That's just a fraction of the drugs we ingest for our various ongoing ailments. The only member of this household who doesn't take pills every day is Cuthbert.

Part of that is just the hands we've been dealt, of course. Not everyone has the conditions we have. But then, too, it's also about getting older. Taking care of oneself gets more complicated the longer one lives. Eubie Blake said, around age 101, "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."