18156884_10212498159030385_6277947346653732132_nI led an English I class last week in a thematic unit on rites of passage.  Then yesterday I got the letter in the photo from LSU Human Resources letting me know it’s Medicare time.  That magical 65th birthday is coming up in July.

I confess that explaining rites of passage as represented in a fictive short story plot to ninth graders was so much easier than understanding a true-to-life rite of passage, especially when that rite traditionally signals the advent of old age.

It must be time to look to the hills, from whence cometh my help.

Me? Old?  Never!